You will learn all about auto insurance coverage, and you will be given concrete steps you can take right now to protect your family in the event of an accident. November 21, 2002 was a typical November evening. Sometimes, doctors aggressively refuse to bill insurance, threatening to withhold or terminate treatment unless the patient and his or her lawyer agree in writing that the doctor’s bills will be paid in full, regardless of insurance coverage.Read More
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
- John B. Patterson
- Fraz Ahmed
- C. Todd Alley
- Patricia A. Boyes
- Joshua V. Callahan
- Cyrus Shahriari
- P. Christopher Ardalan
- Gregory L. Bentley
- Jennifer L. Miller
- Jack D. Lowery
- David M. Bulitt
- Christopher Nace
John B. Patterson
John Patterson, a board certified civil trial lawyer, is a founding partner of the law firm of Balkan & Patterson. Hes been named to Whos Who in American Law and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.His practice focuses on personal injury, auto accident, products liability, insurance litigation and class action cases. During his legal career, he has tried almost 100 jury trials, including wrongful death and medical malpractice cases. He has also held various leadership positions in numerous nationwide class actions. Most recently, he was named as a co-lead counsel in a nationwide false advertising claim against WM Wrigley Jr. Company.Patterson is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a 1994 Nova Southeastern University law school graduate. He was admitted to The Florida Bar in 1994. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. He was a member of and the chair of a Florida Bar grievance committee. He began his legal career as an assistant state attorney for the 17th Judicial Circuit in Broward County, Fla.
1877 South Federal Highway, Suite 100,, Boca Raton FL 33432
Fraz Ahmed is an attorney at Coker Law in Jacksonville, Florida. Mr. Ahmed focuses his practice on personal injury law, serving clients in Jacksonville and throughout the entire state of Florida who have been injured or lost a loved one due to negligence.Mr. Ahmed has been a licensed attorney since 2006 and has more than 10 years of experience representing victims of catastrophic injury caused by negligence. He handles all manner of personal injury cases, including those involving birth injuries, brain injuries, car accidents, medical malpractice, slip and falls, and wrongful death.Before joining Coker Law, Mr. Ahmed worked for an insurance defense firm, defending large insurance companies opposing personal injury actions brought against them. He uses the knowledge he gained in this role to better serve the injured victims he represents. Over the course of his time at Coker Law, he has litigated dozens of cases and recovered millions of dollars worth of verdicts and settlements.Originally from the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, area, Mr. Ahmed is a graduate of Florida Coastal School of Law. Outside of his practice, he is actively involved in the Jacksonville legal community. He serves on the board of governors of the Jacksonville Bar Association and previously served on the board of governors of the associations young lawyers section. He also participates in Jacksonville Area Legal Aid.Mr. Ahmed gives back to his community through involvement in various organizations. He is involved in Dreams Come True, Family Support Services of North Florida and Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville.
C. Todd Alley
C. Todd Alley is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Alley specializes in personal injury, products liability, mass torts (pharmaceutical and medical products), and medical malpractice claims throughout Florida. Mr. Alley Mr. Alley has been instrumental in the firms successful representation of thousands of injured clients in various complex product liability and mass tort claims for over three decades.Mr. Alley graduated from the University of Florida and received his law degree from The University of Alabama in 1980.Mr. Alley has been selected annually since 2011 by ,The Best Lawyers in America,© in three categories: Personal Injury Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation, and Product Liability Litigation.Mr. Alley has been selected annually since the year 2014 by ,Top Lawyers, as a top personal injury attorney in the State of Florida for his experience and professional achievements.
201 North Franklin Street, 7th Floor,, Tampa FL 33602
Patricia A. Boyes
I have pursued a legal career in order to help people who are feeling overwhelmed to reclaim their power and to assert their rights, while at the same time maintaining the highest ethical standards in and out of court.My goal is to help people solve their legal problems as efficiently and cost effectively as possible. Even though I am experienced in all phases of civil litigation, up to and including preparation for trial, I have also participated in numerous successful negotiations and mediations which eliminated the necessity of lengthy and costly litigation. It is always preferable to try to reach a resolution to any dispute sooner rather than later.I currently represent clients in matters involving real estate law, personal injury actions, estate planning, and mediation.
Joshua V. Callahan
From his law office in Lake Oswego, Oregon, attorney Joshua V. Callahan represents the rights, interests and entitlements of a diverse range of clients throughout the greater Portland metro region and surrounding areas who are dealing with complex legal challenges involving any of the following practice areas:,Personal injury and wrongful death claims arising from car, truck and motorcycle accidents,Products liability,Medical malpractice,Employment law claims,Abuse of vulnerable individuals harmed by their care providers,A native of Southeast Portland area, Mr. Callahan served as a military police officer for nearly eight years in the U.S. Army, where he conducted numerous combat and other missions overseas. As a servicemember, he learned the value of hard work, dedication and commitment — all virtues that serve him well as he advocates on behalf of his plaintiff clients to help them achieve the justice they deserve for their unfortunate situations.After returning to the Portland area to focus on his formal education, Mr. Callahan established his own trial support services company, where he gained invaluable insight assisting some of the regions top trial attorneys. It was this experience that spurred his interests in becoming a trial lawyer, and he has taken the lessons he learned into his own private practice in order to provide the highest level of advocacy and support possible to those he serves.A 2005 graduate of Portland State University with a Bachelor of Arts in criminology and criminal justice, Mr. Callahan obtained his Juris Doctor from Lewis and Clark Law School in 2009. He is an active member of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association and the Multnomah Bar Association, among his other professional affiliations. He is also active with his local American Legion.
10121 SE Sunnyside Rd, Suite 300,, Clackamas OR 97015
Co-founder of Pietz & Shahriari, LLP in Beverly Hills, Cyrus Shahriari is a standout force in the realms of personal injury, police misconduct, and employment law. Using his tenacity, extensive legal knowledge, and meticulous attention to detail, Mr. Shahriari is dedicated to helping clients throughout Southern California receive the compensation they deserve.The California native began his path toward legal excellence at the University of Southern California, from where he received a Bachelor of Arts in communications in 2010. As an undergraduate, he served as the philanthropy chair of Pi Kappa Alpha. Following his time at USC, Mr. Shahriari studied at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. While in law school, he worked as a research assistant to professor Samuel H. Pillsbury and received his Juris Doctor in 2013.Prior to opening his namesake firm in early 2017, Mr. Shahriari gained experience as an associate attorney at Wesierski & Zurek, LLP, and Gerard Fox Law, respectively. He also served as a judicial extern clerk for the Honorable Joseph A. Brandolino in Los Angeles County Superior Court.Mr. Shahriari is licensed to practice in the state of California and before the United States District Courts for the Central, Northern, and Southern Districts of California. A member of the California Employment Lawyers Association, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, and the American Association for Justice, he retains an interest in legal writing. His paper on employee civil liability and Supreme Court rules was published in Defense Law Update in 2014.When not practicing law, Mr. Shahriari plays the violin, practices meditation and yoga, and loves to spend time outdoors with his dog, Jolie.
9454 Wilshire Blvd, Penthouse Suite,, Beverly Hills CA 90212
P. Christopher Ardalan
Since earning his law degree, P. Christopher Ardalan has been committed to becoming one of the best trial lawyers in his profession. By age 40, Ardalan has successfully taken on countless insurance companies and large corporations attempting to deny his clients justice. In the last decade alone, Ardalan was recognized as a top trial lawyer by the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (nominated for Trial Lawyer of the Year), was inducted into the Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums, was named Top 100 Trial Attorneys and Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers and was featured on KCAL 9s Americas Best. Despite his tremendous success, Ardalan still considers himself a student of the art. I never stop challenging myself to grow as a trial lawyer. I study the masters, my opponents and my trials. Every trial is fertile ground for learning for the next. You have to keep advancing intellectually, emotionally and morally to stay competitive,says Ardalan. Ardalan & Associates has offices in Woodland Hills and San Diego and has obtained personal injury clients millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts since 2002.
Gregory L. Bentley
A steadfast advocate for consumers and partner at Bentley & More LLP, Gregory L. Bentley handles personal injury cases on behalf of people in Orange, Riverside, Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties, California. He routinely obtains seven- and eight-figure awards on behalf of people who have suffered incidents related to issues such as products liability and bad faith insurance.When a motor vehicle accident left a client with catastrophic spinal cord and brain injuries, Mr. Bentley went to trial and secured a $31.5 million jury verdict. He has pursued a number of claims involving e-cigarettes, returning a $1.85 million verdict for a consumer who suffered severe burns when the product exploded.These are just a few of the many ways Mr. Bentley has helped people get back on their feet after a serious accident. He is always prepared for a challenge such as litigating against powerful corporations. For his accomplishments, he holds an Avvo Superbrating; the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association gave him its Top Gun Trial Lawyer of the Year award; he has been listed in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100; and the Consumer Attorneys of California granted him its Consumer Attorney of the Year Award.As president of the Consumer Attorneys of California, Mr. Bentley continually demonstrates his commitment to protect people against negligence. He is also a member of a number of other organizations such as the Orange County Bar Association, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the American Board of Trial Advocates and The International Academy of Trial Lawyers.Mr. Bentley received his law degree from the Western State College of Law at Argosy University.
Jennifer L. Miller
As part of Morgan & Morgan, Jennifer L. Miller represents clients in Memphis in cases of personal injury, premises liability, and inadequate and negligent security. With almost a decade of experience, she is admitted to practice in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee state courts. Ms. Miller is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and many federal courts in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee.An Elected Fellow of the Memphis Bar Foundation, Ms. Miller is also a member of the Association for Women Attorneys, the Memphis Bar Association, The Mississippi Bar, the Tennessee Association for Justice and the Tennessee Bar Association. Since she began her career, she has successfully handled a variety of car accident and slip-and-fall cases.Ms. Miller graduated from Millsaps College in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and history. In 2001, she obtained her Juris Doctor from The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. While in law school, she was given the American Jurisprudence Award for Civil Procedure III and was a two-year member of The University of Memphis Law Review.For her high ethical standards and long list of successful results, Ms. Miller holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell. Other notable experience includes an internship in the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. 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.
One Commerce Square, 40 S. Main Street, 26th Floor,, Memphis TN 38103
Jack D. Lowery
As a senior partner at Lowery, Lowery & Cherry, PLLC, Jack D. Lowery focuses his practice exclusively on representing clients in criminal defense cases. Serving people throughout Middle Tennessee, including those in Mount Juliet, Lebanon, Cookeville and Gallatin, his caseload includes the following issues: sexual assault, rape, sex crimes and sex offender registry; drug crimes such as possession, interstate matters and distribution; drunk driving and DUI; domestic violence; federal and white collar crimes; and criminal appeals.Licensed to practice since 1998, Mr. Lowery is adept at complex litigation such as multi-defendant cases and high-profile issues. His successes include a not guilty verdict on behalf of a client charged with his fifth DUI and exonerating people who have been wrongfully convicted. Just as important as these results is the way that Mr. Lowery arrives at them. He is committed to keeping clients informed about their case and is highly responsive to their concerns. People who work with him know they can turn to him for advice and support at any time during the process.Mr. Lowery is a former prosecutor with significant trial experience. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, the U.S. District Courts for the Middle, Eastern and Western Districts of Tennessee, and several state courts.After earning an undergraduate degree from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 1993, Mr. Lowery received a Juris Doctor from the Nashville School of Law in 1998.Outside his practice, Mr. Lowery is a board member of the Tennessee Road Builders Association and enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.
David M. Bulitt
David Bulitt is a highly experienced and respected family law attorney in Rockville, Maryland. He is also the Assistant Managing Director and a shareholder of Joseph, Greenwald and Laake, P.A.With his practice focused on complex family law matters, Mr. Bulitt is widely regarded as both a skilled negotiator at the mediation table and a staunch advocate in the courtroom. Mr. Bulitt often is appointed as a family law mediator in financial and property disputes. In addition, local judges frequently call upon him to represent children in contested custody proceedings.For more than a decade, Mr. Bulitt has been included amongst the Best Lawyers in America, Maryland and DC Top Lawyers and as one of the areas Top Lawyers and Best Divorce Lawyers by both Washingtonian and Bethesda Magazines.Mr. Bulitt earned his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1986. He is a member of multiple legal associations and a speaker at continuing legal education seminars on the representation of children in contested custody cases.In addition to representing family law clients, Mr. Bulitt has handled business law, commercial law, personal injury and medical malpractice cases. He, his wife of 30 years and their children live in Montgomery County, Maryland. Mr. Bulitt is also the author of two popular fiction novels.
Attorney Christopher Nace joined the law firm of Paulson & Nace, PLLC, in 2007, bringing with him years of experience in business litigation, complex patent infringement disputes and employment liability matters. He now works in all practice areas of the law firm, including the following:,· Medical malpractice,· Drug or product liability,· Motor vehicle accidents,· Wrongful death,· Negligence,· Personal injury matters,A graduate of Georgetown University, he earned his law degree from Emory University School of Law in 2003. While at Emory, he received recognition as a Rothfeder Family Scholar and received the Emory University School of Law Deans Public Service Award. Since then, Mr. Nace has built a reputation of success in high profile and complex personal injury cases. He has secured positive verdicts for clients in medical malpractice trials heard in Washington, D.C. Maryland and West Virginia.Actively involved in the legal community, he is a member of the American Association for Justice Board of Governors and is also the chair of the Compliance Committee for the American Association for Justice. In addition, he currently serves as the vice president of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, DC, is a trustee at the Pound Civil Justice Institute and is a member of the board of governors of the Public Justice Foundation.The legal community recognizes Christopher Naces contributions and extensive record of success, awarding him with the American Association for Justice Distinguished Service Award and an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He has also received recognition by the Best Lawyers in America and Washingtonian magazine and was selected to be included in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100.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.
1025 Thomas Jefferson St., NW, Suite 810,, Washington DC 20007