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Spartanburg Car Accident Whiplash Lawyer

This head-neck injury is one of the most common car crash injuries. It’s also one of the hardest and most expensive ones to diagnose and treat. The Spartanburg car accident whiplash lawyer at The Stanley Law Group provides short and long-term relief in this area.

Immediately after an accident, we connect victims with doctors who focus on whiplash and other car crash-related injuries. Usually, prompt treatment is the key to a successful outcome. As a bonus, these doctors charge nothing upfront. So, these victims get the treatment they need when they need it, as opposed to the treatment an insurance adjuster is willing to pay for.

Medical bills and other accident-related expenses must be paid eventually. Therefore, our legal team goes to court and obtains the compensation these victims need and deserve. This compensation usually includes money for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering.

Spartanburg Car Accident Whiplash Lawyers and Evidence in Head-Neck Injury Claims

Whiplash is a motion-related, soft tissue head injury. These two characteristics make this condition very difficult to diagnose.

Whiplash is technically a head-neck injury. The motion of a wreck jostles the neck in very unusual, and very violent, ways. This motion damages nerves in the cervical spine. This nerve damage usually causes pain in the shoulders that radiates down the arms.

Since the patient reports pain in the shoulders, doctors naturally examine the shoulders. On the outside chance they examine the neck, they probably won’t find any damage either. Whiplash is a soft tissue injury that X-rays and other common diagnostic machines do not detect. When they find nothing wrong, they assume the victim has accident shock, or another similar condition, that goes away on its own.

The victim’s own statements complicate the process. Usually, the brain conceals its own injuries. For that reason, concussed athletes often ask their coaches to quickly put them back into the game. These athletes, and other head injury victims, honestly “feel fine.”

So, a Spartanburg car accident whiplash lawyer often partners with an independent doctor in these situations, as outlined above. These doctors provide the evidence needed to establish whiplash by a preponderance of the proof (more likely than not).

This same process applies to other kinds of head injuries as well, such as sTBIs (severe Traumatic Brain Injuries) and PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder).

Liability Issues

The evidence in a personal injury case must not only be strong enough to prove injuries. It must also be strong enough to overcome some common insurance company defenses, such as comparative fault.

This legal loophole shifts blame for an accident from the tortfeasor (negligent driver) to the victim. For example, a lawyer might admit the tortfeasor was speeding and argue that the victim’s excessive speed substantially caused the collision.

In these situations, jurors must listen to the evidence and then divide responsibility accordingly (e.g. 50-50 or 80-20). South Carolina is a modified comparative fault state with a 51 percent threshold. So, if the tortfeasor is at least 51 percent responsible for the wreck, the victim is entitled to a proportionate share of damages.

Sometimes, a third party, like a commercial alcohol provider, is financially responsible for damages in car crash cases.

Work With a Diligent Spartanburg County Lawyer

Injury victims are entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced car accident whiplash lawyer in Spartanburg, contact The Stanley Law Group. Virtual, home, and hospital visits are available.

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