Having a minor car accident is not always a minor occurrence. Even when the damages to your vehicle are minimal and the speed of the vehicles was low, those inside the vehicles can nonetheless suffer minor car accident injuries that are significantly more than minor. Many of those involved in a minor car accident assume they are not entitled to compensation, simply because the crash was not catastrophic.
What you must know is that minor car accidents often cause whiplash, as well as other back and neck injuries. Under Texas personal injury law, these injuries—no matter the severity of the collision—are compensable. An experienced Hurst car accident attorney from Noteboom—The Law Firm, can help you recover damages from your car accident injuries by negotiating with the insurance company then building a strong case on your behalf.
Noteboom—The Law Firm has been handling car accident claims since 1982. In other words, while we are highly skilled negotiators, we never hesitate to litigate a claim when necessary. Our firm has the necessary resources to go the distance, no matter the level of your car accident claim, and we have a solid track record of success.
Virtually any level of car accident can leave those involved with bumps, bruises, and minor cuts. Low-speed auto accidents also frequently leave those involved in the crash with neck and back injuries, including whiplash. When an impact causes the head and neck to “snap” forward, then backward with significant speed and force, the result can be whiplash injury. Whiplash can occur at extremely low speeds—even five miles per hour. Even at low speeds, whiplash can result in:
These symptoms can range from minor to serious and long-lasting. The symptoms can also result in missed work and an inability to resume normal daily activities. Other injuries associated with less serious car accidents include concussion, mild closed head injury, traumatic brain injury, and strains and sprains. A Noteboom attorney can help you determine what compensation you are entitled to receive as a result of your minor Hurst car accident.
No matter the level of damage to your vehicle, if you received injuries from your car accident—particularly if those injuries resulted in significant medical expenses or time away from work—you can file a claim for damages. It is important to note that some people are simply more vulnerable to serious injury resulting from a relatively minor car accident than others. If this is true in your case, it does not preclude you from filing a claim for damages resulting from your accident. As an example, the elderly, children, those with disabilities, or those with pre-existing medical conditions could be more prone to injuries stemming from a minor car accident than other individuals.
If you are more vulnerable, you are still entitled to seek compensation. Any time an accident caused by a negligent party leads to injury or exacerbation of a pre-existing condition the negligent driver is liable. Even if a pre-existing condition or the fact that you are elderly or disabled made your injuries worse than they might otherwise have been, nothing changes as far as liability.
There is no difference under the law between the financial rights of a minor car accident victim or those of a major car accident victim. The level of compensation you are entitled to receive will depend on your specific injuries, the length of your expected recovery, whether you were unable to return to work due to your injuries, and whether you are now unable to perform your normal, day-to-day activities.
It can be very difficult for the victim of a minor car accident to convince the insurance company his or her injuries are real—and serious. An experienced attorney from Noteboom—The Law Firm can ensure your injuries are taken seriously and that the following damages are covered:
The Noteboom attorneys have the resources necessary to ensure you receive every dollar you are entitled to receive and that you are fully compensated for your car accident. We have our own investigator, and our lawyers take a team-based approach to resolving each and every case. We have earned an excellent reputation in Hurst, and throughout the state of Texas. As a result, we do not have to resort to television advertising like other personal injury law firms. We believe in our firm and our abilities so strongly that we tell potential clients, “If you can find a better law firm, hire them.” Contact Noteboom—The Law Firm today!