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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
- Michael S. Porter
- Jorge J. Garcia
- Fred Pritzker
- James E. Malters
- Carmine R. Villani
- James E. Frasier
- Gregg W. Luther
- Mitchell H. Dugan
- Justin D. Bice
- W. Bryan Smith
- Robert T. Hall
- Jonathan Yousling
Michael S. Porter
The federal False Claims Act (FCA) empowers whistleblowers to report fraud against the government and allows the whistleblower to collect 15-30% of the recovery. Michael has been litigating FCA or qui tam actions for 18 years. Michaels successes include a $7.5M jury verdict concerning federal oil royalty fraud that resulted in a $26M settlement; an $18M settlement that resolved claims of Medicare/hospice fraud; a $6M settlement remedying gas royalty underpayments and a $4.5M settlement to resolve claims of customs fraud. Michael is committed to diligently protecting the rights of whistleblowers and uses his thorough knowledge of the False Claims Act to guide his clients each step of the way.Originally from Colorado, Mr. Porter earned a bachelors degree in economics, with distinction, from the University of Illinois in 1978. He returned to Colorado to complete his law degree at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, graduating in the top 15% of his class in 1981. A licensed attorney since 1981, Michael has more than 37 years of civil litigation experience.In addition to litigating whistleblower cases, Michael has extensive experience litigating personal injury, commercial and oil and gas disputes. Michael has achieved a number of multi-million dollar personal injury settlements. Michael has argued in both state and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate levels, in Colorado and across the nation. Michael has been recognized as one of Americas Top 100 Attorneys in Colorado.
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Jorge J. Garcia
Jorge J. Garcia is an attorney at the Miami office of Morgan & Morgan PA. Focusing his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, he provides advice and counsel to clients throughout Miami-Dade County and other parts of the metropolitan area. Admitted to practice before all Florida state courts since 2012, Mr. Garcia is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.The clients that Mr. Garcia represents are people who have been harmed both economically and non-economically as a result of the negligence or recklessness of other parties. His cases in this regard have included truck, motorcycle and other motor vehicle crashes; slip-and-fall accidents and other types of premises liability; dog bites; and burn injuries. During his career, Mr. Garcia has been able to procure sizeable compensation for his plaintiff clients, both through jury verdicts and through settlements that he has negotiated outside of the courtroom with defendants and their insurance carriers. Prior to joining Morgan & Morgan PA in May 2019, he spent several years as an attorney with insurance defense law firms, and this experience has allowed him to often anticipate the types of tactics that defense counsel will utilize now that he is representing injured plaintiffs.Born and raised in Miami and fluent in Spanish as well as in English, Mr. Garcia attended Florida State University in Tallahassee as an undergraduate, where he majored in biology and received a Bachelor of Arts in 2008. His legal education was obtained at St. Thomas University School of Law, and he participated in regional Mock Trial competitions before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 2012. Mr. Garcias professional affiliations include the Dade County Bar Association.
Fred H. Pritzker, is a nationally recognized personal injury lawyer with over thirty-three years of experience representing individuals and families in personal injury and wrongful death claims. His practice focuses on cases involving foodborne illness, product liability, traumatic brain injury, defective medical products, medical malpractice, car accidents and fire/explosion injuries. Mr. Pritzker is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He has also been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of ,The Best Lawyers in America,.Mr. Pritzker is a sought-after speaker on personal injury matters and has conducted numerous seminars and presentations on such matters as top verdicts and settlements, foodborne illness, premises liability, products liability, car insurance, trial tactics, use of expert witnesses, and traumatic brain injury. He has been interviewed by ,The New York Times,, ,The Wall Street Journal, CBS News, Fox News, and other publications and media companies.
James E. Malters
Extensive trial experience, attention to detail, and aggressive pursuit of clients rights are hallmarks of Jims practice. Located in the southwest corner of Minnesota, he is licensed in Minnesota, South Dakota, and Iowa and frequently handles referrals from other attorneys needing assistance in other states. He has numerous recoveries over $1 million. He is a frequent lecturer at CLEs and was a contributing author to the ,Minnesota Cause of Action Manual, and ,Minnesota State Court Civil Practice Handbook,. He has been designated a Senior Civil Trial Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association and a Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1990. Jim has served on the Board of Govenors of both the Minnesota State Bar Association and the Minnesota Association for Justice. He has successfully litigated cases involving construction, serious brain injury, wrongful death, aviation accidents, insurance, automobiles, and general personal injury. Legal excellence with outstate neighborly concern is his goal.
Carmine R. Villani
Attorney Carmine R. Villani is the co-founder and managing partner of the Villani & DeLuca, P.C. law firm, which has office locations in Point Pleasant Beach, Red Bank and Brick, New Jersey. A top-rated trial advocate with more than 27 years of legal experience, Mr. Villani represents the rights and interests of a diverse range of clients throughout Ocean and Monmouth counties who have serious legal challenges involving any of the following:,· Criminal defense for indictable offenses as well as all other types of felonies and misdemeanors,· DUI/DWI defense and traffic-related violations,· Alcoholic Beverage Control law,· Personal injury,· Domestic violence and restraining orders,Throughout his career, Mr. Villani has served as both a prosecutor and public defender with Monmouth and Ocean counties, so he has invaluable insight into the areas criminal justice system, allowing him to devise the most effective defense strategies possible for his clients. He has also extensive training in the use of breath analyzers and field sobriety tests as well as drug recognition evaluations.Moreover, Mr. Villani has facilitated numerous continuing legal education seminars with the DWI Institute, where he instructed other lawyers in breath test analyses, breath test refusal consequences and other issues. He also attended a seminar sponsored by the National College for DUI Defense regarding marijuana DUI cases.A native of Ocean County, Mr. Villani received his undergraduate degrees in economics and communications from Rutgers University in 1989. He then attended New England Law school, where he received the New England Scholar Award for Academic Achievement.Mr. Villani obtained his Juris Doctor in 1992, and he is licensed to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.He holds a Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished peer review rating, and he is an active member of the National College of DUI Defense, the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He is also a member of the Monmouth Bar Association, and he has served on the Criminal Practice Committee and Municipal Court Practice Committee of the Ocean County Bar Association.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.
James E. Frasier
Attorney James E. Frasier is the managing partner of Frasier, Frasier & Hickman LLP in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Mr. Frasier practices criminal defense, employment law, family law, probate, estate planning, Social Security Disability and personal injury law. He represents clients in Tulsa and throughout Oklahoma in matters involving car accidents, truck accidents, products liability, union plus and workers compensation.Mr. Frasier has been licensed to practice law since 1965 and has more than five decades of experience. He is licensed in all Oklahoma state courts and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois and the Supreme Court of the United States.Over the course of his career, Mr. Frasier has represented many significant clients, including the American Postal Workers Union, Communications Workers of America, the Oklahoma State AFL-CIO and United Steelworkers. In addition to his law practice, he owns the Ring-F Ranch in Talala, Oklahoma.As an active member of his legal community, Mr. Frasier is a member of the Attorneys Information Exchange Group and the American Association for Justice. He also belongs to the Oklahoma Association for Justice and is a former president of the organization.Mr. Frasier has always been involved in community service and activities. He is a former chairman and board member of the Grand River Dam Authority and has served on the executive committee for the Democratic National Committee and as a Democratic National Committeeman for the state of Oklahoma.
Gregg W. Luther
The founder of Gregg W. Luther, pllc, located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Gregg W. Luther has aggressively litigated on behalf of his clients in the surrounding areas for over 20 years. From the start, his practice of law has been focused on medical malpractice law and the complex litigation involved in the representation of plaintiffs in cases involving birth injuries, surgical mistakes, medication errors and similar matters.Mr. Luther attended law school at the Oklahoma City University School of Law, graduating in 1992 with his Juris Doctor. While he was in law school, he served as an editor of the Oklahoma Law Review. Upon his graduation, Mr. Luther went to work for some of the largest medical malpractice defense firms in the state, where he honed his skills in litigating tough cases. After learning how these cases are defended, he then switched his focus, believing that injured patients need a voice advocating on their behalf. Mr. Luthers track record and superb ethical standards have led to his recognition by his clients, peers and the judiciary. He has received an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating an attorney may receive. In addition, his law firm has been listed as a Tier 1 law firm by U.S. News & World Report.Mr. Luther works alongside medical malpractice attorneys of national prominence. Dedicated to his profession as well as to his community, he is an advisory board member of the Oklahoma Association for Justice, a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, The American Board of Trial Advocates, and The American Association for Justice. Mr. Luther is also a faculty member of the Keenan Ball Trial College.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.
Mitchell H. Dugan
Mitchell H. Dugan has more than 30 years of experience representing clients in ,workers compensation, and Social Security Disability claims, plus he and his firm handle personal injury cases such as those involving slip-and-fall accidents and car accidents. In 2000, he started his firm, Dugan and Associates, which focuses exclusively on workers compensation, social security disability and personal injury litigation and offers legal representation without fees unless a recovery is made. Additionally, Mr. Dugan and his firm handle cases ranging from union member workers compensation claims and appeals for denied work comp claims to cases of aggravation and exacerbation of pre-existing conditions in the workplace.After graduating cum laude from Ohio University, Mr. Dugan studied law at the University of Pittsburgh. He then gained experienced practicing with the firms of Alexander J. Pentecost, Stone & Stone, and Fingeret, Pollock, Cohen & Zavarella. He is licensed to practice in the Pennsylvania State Courts and in the Western District of the Federal Courts.Outside of the courtroom, Mr. Dugan has demonstrated a continuing passion for his profession, speaking at numerous seminars for the Continuing Legal Education Credits for Lawyers and also presenting for the Allegheny County Bar Association. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives and the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. Additionally, he has held the position of Past President with the North Boroughs Rotary Club.
Justin D. Bice
Attorney Justin D. Bice is the founder and owner of Bice Law LLC, a premiere personal injury practice with law offices in Fort Mill and Rock Hill, South Carolina, and Charlotte, North Carolina. Serving clients throughout York and Mecklenburg counties and all of the surrounding areas, Mr. Bice devotes his practice to helping his plaintiff clients recover the full amount of compensation they deserve for their injuries or losses caused by someone elses negligence.Along with handling all types of personal injury and wrongful death claims, Mr. Bice also assists those seeking their rightful workers compensation or Social Security Disability benefits. Throughout the course of his career, he has recovered substantial settlements and awards for those he has served, securing the finances they need to cover their medical expenses and support themselves and their families when they can no longer work.Recognized for his success as well as his impeccable professionalism and service, Mr. Bice has received a number of awards and honors, and he holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, Business North Carolina magazine voted him as one of the states Legal Elite in both 2011 and 2012.A 2004 graduate of Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Mr. Bice attended the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he served as editor-in-chief for the Journal of International Law and Business.He obtained his Juris Doctor in 2008, and the North Carolina State Bar admitted him to practice that same year. He received his license from the South Carolina Bar in 2009, and he is admitted to practice before all U.S. District Courts in North Carolina and South Carolina as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.Aside from his legal practice, Mr. Bice also serves as judge for the city of Tega Cay, South Carolina, and he recently became a board member on the Catawba Regional Council of Governments. A consummate professional, he is a member of several local, state and national bar associations, including the American Bar Association, the Mecklenburg County Bar and the York County Bar Association.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.
W. Bryan Smith
W. Bryan Smith is an attorney at the law firm of Morgan & Morgan in Memphis, Tennessee. Mr. Smith devotes his practice exclusively to medical malpractice and serves clients throughout Memphis.Mr. Smith has more than 20 years of legal experience and a decade of experience litigating medical malpractice matters. He provides personalized, dedicated representation to Tennessee residents who have been injured or lost a loved one due to medical negligence at hospitals or nursing homes.Before joining Morgan & Morgan, Mr. Smith practiced law at a large insurance defense law firm, defending insurance companies in medical malpractice. He left this field to pursue representing plaintiffs in personal injury cases and ultimately chose to focus his practice on medical malpractice.Over his career as a medical malpractice attorney, Mr. Smith has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for his clients. In honor of his achievements, he is the recipient of an AV Preeminent peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.In addition to his practice, Mr. Smith spends time educating others on health case law and general litigation. He sits on the board of the Community Legal Center, a nonprofit organization offering Tennessee residents low-cost or free legal representation. He is also involved in the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association and is a member of the organizations executive committee.Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Mr. Smith earned a bachelors degree from the University of Kentucky and received his law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law. He obtained his license to practice law in 1996.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.
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Jonathan is a Shareholder in the Burlington and Bellingham offices of GLP Attorneys. Jonathan joined GLP Attorneys in 2014 and has since successfully represented hundreds of individuals who have suffered personal injuries. Jonathan always strives to get his clients the best outcome. Before joining GLP Attorneys, Jonathan worked as an Associate Attorney in Seattle where he was responsible for complex insurance litigation cases, catastrophic personal injury files and general commercial cases. He prosecuted many different types of cases including auto injury, trip and fall, slip and fall and medical malpractice.Jonathan received his Juris Doctorate from Gonzaga University School of Law in 2011 and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Since graduating, Jonathan has been an active member of the Washington State Bar Association since 2012. Jonathan worked for the United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington in Spokane during his Judicial Externship. He conducted research and analysis on various criminal and civil issues, including Habeas Corpus claims, controlled substance crimes and criminal conspiracy.Jonathan, who was born and raised in Skagit County, lives there with his wife and 4 kids.