When involved in a rear-end accident due to the negligence of another driver, there are often serious injuries including whiplash. This injury comes about when the impact causes the neck and spin to flex forward and backward in a violent manner, seriously bruising and straining the neck and upper back. The injury is extremely painful, and can take many months of treatment to resolve. In any case in which a car accident was caused by a negligent or reckless driver and whiplash is the resulting injury, it is critical to contact a Riverside whiplash attorney to assist you in filing your claim for damages.
Those who choose to drive while intoxicated, or texting on their cell phone are violating the law, and common sense would dictate that these actions would be avoided. Nonetheless, an increasing number of rear-end accidents are taking place in the Riverside area due to drivers taking their attention off the road to write a message on a phone. In other cases, the guilty driver could be speeding recklessly and were unable to stop in time when behind another driver who has come to a stop or slowed. It is generally the case that the driver who hits another from behind is found to be the guilty party in such an accident, and their insurance company will be required to pay for the damages suffered by the innocent victim of the accident.
However, insurance companies can try to reduce the claim amount through a variety of actions. This is a disturbing fact for those who are suffering the pain and discomfort of whiplash. It is critical that you get legal representation at once after such an accident in order to carefully manage the claim for compensation for damages that will be made on your behalf. It is strongly advised that you do not engage in discussions with an insurance adjuster from the responsible party's insurance company without legal backup from the firm. With a skilled lawyer handling the claim, you will avoid the pitfalls of a denied claim or other difficulties that are common when dealing with insurance companies in whiplash cases.
Contact a Riverside whiplash attorney from The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus today.