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How Long Does Whiplash Last?

Published on Jun 27, 2018 at 11:49 am in Auto Accident.

Many people involved in automobile accidents will suffer from whiplash. If you’re experiencing this injury, or know someone who is, it can be frustrating – especially if recovery is progressing slowly. It’s important to know that whiplash can be treated, and if treated properly it can go away.

What is Whiplash?

Whiplash occurs when the soft tissues in the neck are damaged by a sudden, violent jolt. This occurs most frequently with auto accidents, especially rear-end collisions. In the event of a car accident, the body may be jolted forward, while the head stays in one place. That motion causes the whiplash. Whiplash can also be the result of sport injuries, work injuries, or falls.

Whiplash symptoms vary and normally take 24 to 48 hours to become noticeable after an accident. Depending on the severity of the accident, the pain may start immediately. The most common symptoms whiplash sufferers will experience is stiffness in the neck or upper back pain.

How Will Driverless Cars Change Car Accident Liability Laws?

Published on May 2, 2018 at 1:03 pm in Auto Accident.

As technology advances, people are always looking how to make tasks easier or safer. Driving is no exception to this rule. Nearly everyone uses a car as their main mode of transportation. Car accidents happen all the time. A car accident claim usually needs to have a person who was at fault so the injured person can get compensation.

So what happens when the cars are driverless? Self-automated cars aren’t so much a hope of the future as they are a reality. While they’re not on every road in the U.S., they’re on their way to becoming more common. But some are worried about how this will affect car accident liability laws.

If you’ve been in a car accident, you can seek legal aid. A Kentucky car accident injury lawyer from Thomas Law Offices will work on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve. You could possibly recover for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

Could More Used Cars on the Road Mean More Accidents?

Published on Apr 17, 2018 at 1:11 pm in Auto Accident.

According to a recent article in USA Today, automobile sales are on the decline. This is the first year this has happened since the Great Recession. Some attribute the decline to a higher starting price for new vehicles, thinking that more technology and standard features is costing customers more than they can afford. Others say it is because more people are buying nice used cars that have previously been leased or dealer owned.

If the purchase of new vehicles is declining and the purchase of used vehicles is increasing, more used vehicles are on the road than ever before. What does this say for driver safety? Are used cars more likely to cause an accident?

What Type of Doctor Do I Need to Visit After a Car Crash?

Published on Mar 20, 2018 at 12:25 pm in Auto Accident.

When you’re in a car accident, you’re suddenly flung into a confusing situation that can cause injury, emotional trauma, and financial stress. There are probably many questions flying through your head about if you’re okay, if anyone else involved in the crash needs help, how long it will take to recover, and was this your fault.

These questions are normal, but don’t let them get in the way of your health and wellbeing. After you take care of your injuries, then you can seek legal aid. If the accident wasn’t your fault, Thomas Law Offices can help you and your family by helping you file a Louisville car accident lawsuit that may award you with the compensation you need to recover. We’ll help you file your claim and fight for your rights.

Who is at Fault in a Self-Driving Car Accident?

Published on Feb 13, 2018 at 1:16 pm in Auto Accident.

Technology is advancing in ways that are pushing the automotive industry into exciting new possibilities. The main focus is now on self-driving cars. Many car accidents occur due to driver error, so major automobile manufacturers have been working on developing their own self-driving cars and are even testing some of them in cities.

But this doesn’t mean that self-driving cars are 100 percent safe. They can still cause accidents, which is raising another important question when discussing self-driving cars: Who is at fault?