Fortunately, not all car accidents cause serious, permanent injury. Many folks involved in low impact collisions require only chiropractic treatment or physical rehabilitation. Even in these situations, the injured party may incur several thousands of dollars of chiropractic and rehab expenses. The at-fault driver’s automobile insurance company is responsible for these bills and should be held accountable to pay them. If you have been injured and need help navigating the car accident claims process, contact the Raleigh personal injury lawyers of Maginnis Law at 919.480.8526.
By far the most common injuries following a rear-end car collision are the back and neck strain. These are so-called “soft tissue injures” that typically do not involve long term symptoms but which can be immensely painful and even physically debilitating. Often times, the injured claimant cannot sit or stand for long periods of time and finds it difficult to go to work, losing salary as a result. While the pain will typically resolve within a few months with appropriate care, a claimant is nonetheless entitled to compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
In presenting your claim for compensation to the insurance adjuster, you may find him or her unsympathetic. Many adjusters, with no real knowledge of the extent of your injuries, will argue that you stayed under treatment too long or should not have missed work as much as you did. Most of the time, this is nothing more than a cheap attempt to limit their company’s exposure and to influence you to take less than is reasonable. If this happens to you, or if the insurance adjuster is just not returning your calls in a timely manner, contact a personal injury lawyer. The insurance company is not entitled to arbitrarily decide when your treatment should have ended. If they refuse to pay certain bills or lost wages, you can file suit and have a jury determine your damages.
The Raleigh chiropractic injury attorneys of Maginnis Law represent automobile accident clients throughout eastern North Carolina, including Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill, Apex, Garner, Sanford, Greenville, and Fayetteville. Even on smaller claims, our clients deal with our lawyers directly. Unlike larger personal injury firms, where small claims are handled almost entirely by paralegals, your claim will reviewed, handled, and negotiated by an attorney. The firm’s lawyers offer consultations free of charge and all clients are represented on a contingency basis. This means that you only pay an attorneys’ fee if and when we resolve your case.
If you have sustained cervical or lumbar injuries in a rear-end or other kind of auto accident, call Raleigh attorney Shawn Howard at 919.480.8526 or Edward Maginnis at 919.526.0450. You may also send a confidential email to our Wake County lawyers using our contact page.