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Neck Whiplash Injury
Reckless or negligent driving results in car accidents that occur with alarming frequency throughout North Carolina. Even apparently minor crashes or collisions may possibly injure you and have the potential to be detrimental to your health and well being.
Medical attention is absolutely necessary in order to rule out potential injuries if you are involved in an accident. As suggested by Mayo Clinic, whiplash symptoms may take some time to appear, ranging from a few hours to days. However, the effects of whiplash can last for many months after the accident. Some of the symptoms are as follows:
- Stiffness and pain in the neck that worsens with movement
- Reduced range of motion in the neck, head, or arms
- Regular headaches, weakness, or giddiness
- Pin pricks or numbness in the hands; and/or
- Soreness and pain in the arms, back, and shoulders
How to file an insurance claim involving Whiplash? In North Carolina, negligent and reckless drivers can be held legally accountable for the harm they cause in car crashes and resultant injuries. In the event of an accident, it is advised by the North Carolina Department of Insurance that drivers do the following:
- Stop driving and pull over to a safe place at or near the accident
- Call and inform the local enforcement agency or the North Carolina State Highway Patrol
- Obtain the driver’s contact information including the driver’s license number and vehicle registration number, and insurance details like policy number and name of their insurer
- Go to a hospital immediately and get medical attention even if the injuries seem minor to you; and
- Notify your insurer at the earliest so that you can file a whiplash injury claim
Getting compensation through a Whiplash personal injury claim: In order to be compensated through a Whiplash personal injury claim, you will need to provide a few things first. They are as follows:
- Medical records and bills – Collect any and all records provided by the hospital and the doctor that highlight your symptoms, diagnosis, test results, treatment, and follow-up care. Also collect the bills and the receipts for prescription medication and over-the-counter medicines.
- Statements provided by the doctor – Get a statement from your doctor that highlights the nature of your injury and the treatment recommended for recovery. In case your injury has impacted your health permanently, ask your doctor to give a detailed account of the type of care that will be required in the future.
If you decide to hire a whiplash lawyer, he will be able to survey through this list and add the items that fit with your case. This will aid in the neck whiplash injury calculation and setting the right amount of money. Our injury lawyers will bring their extensive experience and expertise to allow in the pursuit of justice for you and your family.
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Top Lawyers Pick
- Richard W. Bates
- Steven R. Levin
- Rosemarie Arnold
- Lauren O. Newton
- Joseph A. Moro
- Marilena DiSilvio
- Mark L. Newman
- Rob Sullivan
- Ira M. Maurer
- John M. Cooper
- Jonathan P. Groth
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Richard W. Bates
A partner in the Orlando, Florida, office of Morgan & Morgan PA since 2016, and with the firm for his entire career, Richard W. Bates focuses his practice on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Admitted to practice before all Florida state courts since 2010, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.Mr. Bates provides effective advocacy for clients throughout Orange County and other parts of central Florida who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence of other parties. He currently places a strong emphasis on cases involving surgical errors, misdiagnoses, birth injuries, medication mistakes and other forms of medical malpractice. However, his experience has encompassed other types of actions as well, including truck and other motor vehicle crashes, defective medical devices and other products and premises liability. During his career, Mr. Bates has been able to obtain millions of dollars of compensation for his plaintiff clients, both through jury awards as well as through favorable settlements, which he has negotiated out of court with defendants and their insurance companies.As an undergraduate, Mr. Bates attended the University of Richmond, and in 2006, he received a Bachelor of Arts. Having decided to pursue a legal education, he then enrolled at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida, and in 2009, he was awarded his Juris Doctor. Always seeking to stay abreast of current developments in personal injury law and trial tactics, Mr. Bates participates in several professional organizations. Among his memberships are the Florida Justice Association, the Orange County Bar Association and the American Association for Justice.
20 North Orange Avenue, Suite 1600,, Orlando FL 32801
Steven R. Levin
Advocating for construction workers and others in personal injury cases, Steven R. Levin has a history of helping people get back on their feet after an accident. As an attorney at Levin Riback Adelman & Flangel, PC, he represents people in Cook County and the collar counties around Chicago, Illinois.Providing outstanding representation requires an attorney who truly cares. Mr. Levin not only devotes countless hours to his practice, but he also shares his experiences with others through speaking engagements for the Chicago Bar Association. Additionally, Mr. Levin is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, each of which provides him with the opportunity to learn new tactics and have access to invaluable resources.Keenly aware of the dangers on construction sites, Mr. Levin knows how to spot unsafe conditions and third-party irresponsibility. He personally digs through case details to put together a comprehensive argument that outlines the extensive damages these workers often suffer. Workers compensation only addresses certain losses, and employees may have rights to pursue a lawsuit to recover an award.Mr. Levins dedication to clients has resulted in millions of dollars for union workers and others. Furthermore, it is his intention to ensure that the unsafe conditions are corrected and the mistakes that were made are not repeated. He has taken more than 30 cases to trial.For his accomplishments, Mr. Levin holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University in 1979 and a Juris Doctor from Tulane University Law School in 1981.Outside his practice, Mr. Levin worked as a volunteer scuba diver at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago for over a decade. AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Named a Certified Civil Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, Rosemarie Arnold is also the founder and managing partner of the Law Offices Rosemarie Arnold. She represents clients in New York and Fort Lee, New Jersey, in legal matters of personal injury, specifically cases of premises liability, products liability, wrongful death and motor vehicle accidents. With 100 percent of her practice devoted to litigation, she is not afraid to go the distance to get the compensation her clients deserve.Ms. Arnold is a member of the American Association for Justice, the State Bar of Nevada, the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Bergen County Bar Association, and she is a barrister for the Morris Pashman American Inn of Court. Admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York and Nevada, she has over 30 years of experience, is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Club, and sits on the board of trustees for the Leonard Melfi Foundation and the Rebeka Vera Foundation.After graduating from State University of New York with a Bachelor of Science in 1983, she went on to earn a Juris Doctor in 1986 from Brooklyn Law School. Ms. Arnold is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the United States District Court of New Jersey.She has been named Woman of the Year by the Bergen County Chapter of Girl Scouts of America, one of the top women attorneys in metropolitan New York and New Jersey by The New York Times and works closely with sexual abuse victims and has achieved extraordinary results for them.
Lauren O. Newton
An attorney at Charles G. Monnett III & Associates, Lauren O. Newton provides dedicated workers compensation and personal injury counsel to people living throughout the Charlotte, North Carolina, area. Generally handling cases involving workplace accidents, occupational illnesses, motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, premises liability, products liability and medical malpractice, Ms. Newton is committed to helping those injured through the negligence or carelessness of others to obtain the compensation to which they are entitled.In 2005, Ms. Newton received a Bachelor of Arts in political science with an emphasis on international studies from Elon University. She went on to earn a Juris Doctor from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law in 2009.Ms. Newton began her legal career defending insurance companies and employers. In her current role, she draws on this experience and her knowledge of how the defense approaches cases to passionately pursue financial justice on behalf of her clients. Ms. Newton educates injured workers on their rights and guides them through the process of pursuing workers compensation benefits. She understands the lengths employers and insurance companies may go to in order to avoid paying. Whether through negotiation, arbitration or litigation, Ms. Newton puts her clients best interests first and aggressively advocates to see them made as close to whole as possible for their losses.Beyond her work in the courtroom, Ms. Newton is actively involved in the legal community. She is a member of, and has served in varying capacities for, several professional organizations, including the American Association for Justice, the Southern Trial Lawyers Association, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys, the Mecklenburg County Bar and the Charlotte Womens Bar of the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys.
Joseph A. Moro
Joseph A. Moro is a successful attorney with years of experience helping clients with cases related to workers compensation, Social Security Disability Insurance and personal injury. A member at the Youngstown, Ohio, office of the law firm, Heller, Maas, Moro & Magill Co. L.P.A. Mr. Moro also represents clients in surrounding communities such as Warren, Salem, Ravenna and Akron.A native of Youngstown, Mr. Moro received his law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law and has been licensed to practice law in Ohio for more than 25 years. He is also currently admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.Certified as a workers compensation specialist through the Ohio State Bar Associations Attorney Specialization Program, Mr. Moro prides himself on representing those who have suffered workplace accidents and helping them through the often complex administrative and legal process. He understands the toll an injury can take on a family and works hard to help injured clients receive compensation. Mr. Moro practices as a trial lawyer in both workers compensation and personal injury cases and has secured winning jury verdicts for numerous clients. The peer-review service, Martindale-Hubbell gave him the rating BV Distinguished in recognition of his professionalism and high ethical standards.A member of a wide variety of professional organizations, Mr. Moro is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Trumbull County Bar Association and the Ohio Association for Justice, where he has served as the vice chair of the Workers Compensation Section. Mr. Moro speaks fluent Spanish, which allows him to serve a broad range of clients.AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
54 Westchester Drive, Suite 10, Youngstown OH 44515
Marilena DiSilvio joined Elk & Elk Co. Ltd. as a partner, in 2014. A former registered nurse and experienced trial attorney, Marilenas practice focuses on birth injuries, medical negligence, wrongful death and personal injury.Prior to joining Elk & Elk, Marilena spent 17 years with a leading Cleveland defense firm, where she was a member of the firms Executive and Management committees and served as chair of the Health Care Law Practice group. Marilena has tried more than 50 medical malpractice cases. Her extensive experience serving the defense bar has provided her with invaluable knowledge regarding medical malpractice and health care law.Marilena is listed in Best Lawyers in America, and elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates. Top Lawyers Magazine has named her to several lists, including the Top 50 Women Ohio Top Lawyers from 2010-2019; Top 25 Women Cleveland Top Lawyers for 2012-2019; Top 50 lawyers in Cleveland for 2012-2019; and Top 100 lawyers in Ohio for 2011-2019. She has also been recognized by Marquis Whos Who of American Women.”,In 2013, Marilena was named President of the Ohio Womens Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Ohio Womens Bar Association. She also served as the Co-Chair of the 2014-15 Leadership Institute.Marilena is a Founding Member of the Ohio Advisory Group to the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. serves on the development committee of The Gathering Place and is a Trustee of LifeAct. She is also a member of the Sovereign Order of St. John Knights Hospitaller.
Mark L. Newman
The founder of his own law firm, Mark L. Newman represents his clients in greater Cincinnati, Ohio, in the area of workers compensation law, Social Security Disability and personal injury law. He is a certified workers compensation law specialist through the Ohio State Bar Association and has advocated for his injured clients for nearly three decades.Mr. Newman pursued his undergraduate education at Indiana University Bloomington and received a Bachelor of Science in accounting in 1986. He then went on to attend the University of Cincinnati College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1989. While in law school, he served on the University of Cincinnati Law Review. After graduation, he was an attorney at various area law firms before founding his own firm. Admitted to practice in Ohio, Mr. Newman is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.During his career, Mr. Newman has successfully obtained workers compensation benefits for his clients, including temporary partial, permanent partial and permanent total disability. He has also helped his clients to recover lost wages due to their inability to return to work. Mr. Newman brings the same dedication and focus to his clients who are in the process of trying to secure Social Security Disability benefits. He assists them with navigating through the complicated application process and represents them on their appeals before administrative law judges.Mr. Newman is an active participant in several professional organizations, including the Cincinnati Bar Association, the Southwest Ohio Trial Lawyers Association and the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives. Highly regarded by his fellow attorneys, he has received a perfect 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo.
After seven years at one of the Nations top product liability and personal injury law firms, the last two years as a partner, Rob opened his own law firm in 2009, eventually renamed Sullivan Law LLC in 2013. Throughout his legal career, Rob has handled wrongful death cases, as well as serious injury cases in a variety of areas, including products liability, railroad crossing accidents and automotive negligence. Robs practice is exclusively dedicated to representing injured persons and their families and is primarily focused in the area of products liability, trucking and railroad crossing litigation. As lead counsel, Rob has obtained a number of favorable results on behalf of injured people and their families. Rob was counsel in a 2005 verdict against Ford Motor Company where his client was awarded $17 million in damages due to a defect in a Ford vehicle; at the time, the highest personal injury award ever in Jacksonville, Florida. In addition, Rob obtained a seven-figure verdict against Ryder Truck Rental that was listed as one of the Top 20 verdicts of 2006 in Missouri. Rob also represented a family that was awarded a $7 million wrongful death verdict in a trucking case in Arkansas Federal Court in 2011, one of the highest wrongful death awards ever in that venue. Rob obtained another record verdict when his client was awarded a $15 million verdict in a boat explosion case, the highest plaintiffs verdict in Missouri for 2014 and the highest personal injury verdict ever awarded in that venue. In 2015 Rob obtained another record verdict with a $2.5 million award against Ryobi in a wrongful death case involving a lawnmower explosion in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, a notoriously difficult venue for injury cases. In 2016, in Kansas City, Rob obtained a verdict against CrossFit Inc. becoming the first attorney ever to secure a verdict holding the international CrossFit Inc. responsible for injuries to a participant at one its 15,000+ worldwide affiliates. Rob is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has been selected as a Top 100 Litigator every year since 2007 by The American Trial Lawyers Association. The cases Rob has been involved in have resulted in settlements or verdicts in excess of $100 million. Rob is a former member of the Board of Governors for the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, serving for over ten years, and is the former Chair of the Executive Committee for the Railroad Law Section of the American Association for Justice. He is also a member of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. Rob has had numerous speaking engagements on a local and national level and has published several articles including articles published in the national publication Trial Magazine. Rob currently handles cases from coast to coast, including cases in Missouri, Maryland, Florida, Tennessee, Arkansas, Minnesota, Kansas, California, Oklahoma, Vermont and Illinois.
1600 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 200,, Kansas City MO 64108
Ira M. Maurer
Ira M. Maurer is the founder of The Maurer Law Firm, PLLC and concentrates on personal injury claims. He earned his B.A. at Harpur College, SUNY at Binghamton in 1976 and his J.D. at St. Johns University School of Law in 1979. Mr. Maurer focuses on transportation industry accidents, including car and truck accidents, railroad passenger claims, and railroad employee injury claims under the FELA and whistleblower claims under the Federal Railroad Safety Act. Mr. Maurer also represents victims of medical and dental malpractice, toxic mold, construction accidents, New York Labor Law violations, dangerous products, and handles general personal injury. Mr. Maurer is a Lifetime Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a founding member of the Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys, and a Federal Court Mediator.
300 Westage Business Center Drive, Suite 360,, Fishkill NY 12524
John M. Cooper
John M. Cooper is a veteran personal injury lawyer and a founding partner of Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers in Norfolk, Virginia. He represents people who have been injured due to the fault of another in car, truck and motorcycle accidents, premises liability cases, defective products cases, railroad worker injuries and wrongful death cases. He has worked in the personal injury field for more than 30 years.After receiving a bachelors degree from the University of California, Berkeley, John Cooper earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1988. Mr. Cooper is admitted to practice before all state courts in Virginia, North Carolina, and West Virginia. His firm has client meeting locations in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk, and Exmore on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.Mr. Cooper has secured multiple verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million for his clients, including $3.5 million for a child who lost his father in a car accident and $5 million for a woman who sustained several injuries after her car was hit by a construction vehicle. Mr. Cooper is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the American Society of Legal Advocates. His track record has not gone unnoticed by his peers, as attested to by the AV-Preeminent rating he has received from Martindale-Hubbell and his 10.0 Superb Avvo rating. He is recognized by Virginia Top Lawyers.In 2015, Mr. Cooper was elected as a Governor at Large for the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association after serving many years on the Board of Governors. Mr. Cooper has also served as chair of the FELA Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice and is an active participant in the Norfolk & Portsmouth and Virginia Beach bar associations. Frequently asked to speak before groups of fellow professionals on matters relating to his practice area, he has written several articles for continuing legal education presentations and has authored numerous books on personal injury topics.
Jonathan P. Groth
Attorney Jonathan P. Groth is the founder and owner of the Groth Law Firm, which has three office locations throughout Wisconsin. Serving clients across the state, Mr. Groth devotes his time and resources to helping innocent accident victims and their families find the justice they seek after suffering an injury or loss caused by another partys negligence or wrongdoing.Handling all types of personal injury and wrongful death claims, Mr. Groth advocates strongly on behalf of those adversely affected by automobile and motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, defective products, dangerous property conditions, animal attacks, nursing home abuse, and bicycle and pedestrian accidents. Throughout the course of his career, he has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of those he serves, earning his membership to both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.A 1996 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Mr. Groth obtained his Juris Doctor from Marquette University Law School in 2000. The State Bar of Wisconsin admitted him to practice that same year, and Mr. Groth has won numerous awards throughout his career for his impeccable professionalism and exceptional customer service.The National Trial Lawyers named him to its list of Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Wisconsin and to its list of Top 40 Under 40 for several years, and Law & Politics magazine named him as a Rising Star in 2008, 2009 and 2010. M Magazine included him on its list of Leading Lawyers in 2013 and ranked him among the top personal injury attorneys in Milwaukee in 2012. He also holds a Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished rating.As a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Wisconsin and the American Association for Justice, Mr. Groth is very active in his profession, and he routinely conducts continuing education lectures for other attorneys throughout the state. He also served as adjunct professor for Cardinal Stritch University, and he volunteers for various local organizations in his community.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Michael G. Regas II
Attorney Michael G. Regas II of Stone Law Group Trial Lawyers, LLC, in Atlanta, Georgia, represents clients in personal injury matters. Mr. Regas handles cases involving automobile accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability, products liability, trucking accidents, wrongful death and more. He serves individuals throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area and the State of Georgia.Mr. Regas graduated with honors from the University of Georgia (87) with a degree in finance, earned his law degree from Georgia State University College of Law (91) and is board-certified in medical malpractice by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. He is licensed to practice in the Georgia Court of Appeals, Georgia Supreme Court and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. In addition to his law practice, Mr. Regas is an active member in numerous legal and professional communities including the Atlanta Bar Association, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the Lawyers Club of Atlanta, and the American Association for Justice. He is also actively involved with the Buckhead Lions Club.