Is this what happened to you? You are hurting from persisting neck pain
since being in a car accident six months ago. That rear-end collision
left very little damage to the back of your automobile. The insurance
adjuster for the driver who rear-ended you says the collision did not
cause your neck pain because there was no damage to your vehicle. What
do you do?
You should consult with lawyers who specialize in car accident cases and
personal injury claims. The situation above is a typical response we see from insurance adjustors
when there is little or no visible damage to your motor vehicle after
a collision. But, just because there was little damage to your car does
not mean you could not be injured.
Our attorneys have the specialized knowledge and experience to see that
you are treated fairly by insurance companies. We know the engineering
studies that show there is no direct connection between the amount of
damage to a car, and whether the people inside got injured. There are
scientific reasons why one person can be killed, but another can walk
away without a scratch, from the same accident.
We also know what the law requires you to prove your neck pain was a result
of the car accident. A recent case in the Federal Courts instructs judges
to use a practical approach to decide if a car crash caused the injury:
1) Is it possible your neck pain was from the collision? 2) did your neck
pain begin soon after the accident? 3) Were you free of neck pain until
this motor vehicle accident? 4) Do your medical records show there is
no other likely reason why you developed neck pain? * If an attorney expertly
investigates your case, and documents that the answer to these questions
is “yes”, it is not fair for the insurance company to deny
Picking the right attorneys can make all the difference in the outcome
of your case.
Etherton v. Owners Insurance Company, 2016 U.S. Apll. LEXIS 13156 (10th Cir. Colo. 7/9/16).