Car Accident Injuries
Let attorney John S. Williams help you get compensation
Every year, thousands of people sustain serious and sometimes fatal injuries in car accidents. If you get hurt in a crash, it can have an impact on your life in more ways than one. Along with the pain and symptoms that come with an injury, you may not be able to move around as well as you used to or do many of the other things you once took for granted. You may not be able to work for an extended period of time and suffer lost wages. You may need to hire help for everyday tasks, such as housecleaning and yardwork.
Getting appropriate medical care after a car accident is critical, but it’s also expensive. Whether you need surgery, rehabilitation, diagnostic testing (MRI, X-ray), physical therapy, chiropractor visits, or long-term care, your medical expenses can quickly begin to pile up.
A car accident injury can affect you physically, emotionally, and financially, but if you didn’t do anything to cause your accident, you shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s mistakes. Unfortunately, claims involving bodily injury are often contested by the at-fault party’s insurance company. The insurance adjuster assigned to handle your claim may argue your injuries aren’t as serious as you’re making them out to be. They may try to place some of the blame on you, or worse yet, say you are 100 percent responsible and deny your claim altogether.
The driver who caused your accident may also deny doing anything wrong, whether you were rear-ended or hurt in a head-on collision. That puts you in the position of having to prove negligence.
If you were injured in a car accident in New Orleans, call The Law Offices of John S. Williams, LLC right away. No matter what type of injury you’re dealing with, attorney John S. Williams can help you get the compensation you need and deserve.
What is the most common injury in a car accident?
Whiplash is one of the most well-known and common injuries that people suffer in car accidents. It involves the stretching of the muscles and ligaments in the head and neck beyond their normal range of motion and is often associated with rear-end accidents. Other common car accident injuries include:
- Head injuries
- Concussion and other brain injuries
- Spinal cord damage/paralysis
- Herniated disc
- Internal organ damage
- Broken bones
- Burn injuries
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Facial injuries
- Knee injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
You could also have delayed bruising or other symptoms. That’s why it’s important to get medical attention as soon as possible. A doctor can diagnose your injuries and begin treatment.
When you get into a car accident, it can have a damaging impact on your body. While wearing your seatbelt and other safety features can help, your body still absorbs force from the collision and can suffer damage as a result. No matter what type of injury you’re dealing with, always seek immediate medical attention. Even if you don’t feel injured and you’re not experiencing any pain or symptoms, your adrenaline may be masking a serious injury.
Get results with an experienced New Orleans lawyer
Getting injured in a car accident has the potential to turn your whole life upside down. To make matters worse, the process of recovering compensation for your damages isn’t always as easy as it should be. Insurance companies are known for giving injured crash victims problems when it comes time to discuss compensation. They may pressure you into accepting a lowball settlement offer or just flat out deny your claim altogether. That’s when you should seek out legal help to get the compensation you’re entitled to.
How long after an accident can you file a claim for injury? In Louisiana, you only have one year from the date of your accident to take legal action. Don’t delay. Whether you suffered whiplash from a car accident or another serious injury, you need a lawyer who is ready to fight for your rights.
Attorney John S. Williams has the knowledge and experience to accurately calculate the true cost of your injuries and other accident-related expenses. He will aggressively advocate for your best interests and leave no stone unturned to get you maximum compensation for your damages. Whether it’s in settlement negotiations or in court in front of a judge and jury, he will fight for what’s right, what’s fair, and what’s just. Find out how he can help you.
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