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Posted on in Car Accidents

Illinois injury attorney, Illinois car accident lawyer, Illinois personal injury lawyer,Being involved in a car accident is a jarring experience, from dealing with any injuries to filing the police report. Even the most minor rear-end collision can cause a big shake-up when it comes to interacting with the other drivers involved and reporting damages to your insurance company. In the case of total loss, the effects can be especially devastating.

If you find yourself involved in an accident that results in a total loss, keep the following in mind:

1. It is up to you to report the accident and file a claim.

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Posted on in Whiplash Injury

Illinois personal injury lawyer, Illinois wrongful death attorney, Illinois car accident lawyer,Whiplash is one of the most common injuries that can occur in a motor vehicle accident, especially a rear-end collision. There are an estimated 3 million cases of whiplash reported in the U.S. alone every year. The injury may not manifest until a few days after the accident, which is why is it important to ensure that as soon as the pain begins you are working with a legal professional on the case.

The longer that you wait to file a claim against the person whose fault the accident was, the more difficult it may be to prove your claim. You can file a legal claim against someone who causes a motor vehicle accident to cover medical bills, compensate for present and future lost wages, punitive damages for pain and suffering, and for any other costs associated with the whiplash; some cases may be so severe as to require physical therapy, for example.

But what is true whiplash? Stereotypical depictions of the injury often allude to the fact that it can be easy to pretend: in the event of a minor car accident, it is not uncommon for people to claim that they have suffered whiplash, when in fact it is not true. True whiplash is a serious condition, however. While commonly used to describe motion of and injuries to the neck, its medical definition describes a motion traveling down one’s spine, and does not, in fact, refer to neck motion.

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