Whiplash and 18 Wheeler Injuries: Understanding Your Rights in Alabama

Among the most common and painful injuries suffered by motorcyclists are whiplash and 18-wheeler injuries. If you have been involved in such accidents in Alabama, understanding your rights and seeking skilled legal representation is crucial.

As an experienced Alabama personal injury lawyer, Stephen Thompson comprehensively understands the complexities of litigation concerning whiplash and 18 wheeler injuries. This article provides an overview of these types of injuries and outlines the legal options that victims may have in Alabama. 

Understanding Whiplash and 18 Wheeler Injuries

Whiplash injuries, typically associated with rear-end traffic accidents, occur when a sudden jolt to the body causes rapid back and forth motion of the neck and head. This abrupt force often results in sprained or torn ligaments, disc injury, and in severe cases, permanent disability. Motorcyclists are particularly susceptible to whiplash due to their exposure and lack of physical protection on the road. 

On the other hand, 18 wheeler injuries refer to the damages suffered in collisions with large commercial vehicles such as tractor-trailers and semi-trucks. These collisions are often catastrophic as a result of the size, weight, and momentum disparity between the involved vehicles. 

While these injury types differ, both can lead to extensive medical bills, ongoing physical therapy costs, loss of earnings due to missed work, and significant pain and suffering. 

Your Legal Rights and Options in Alabama

If you have suffered whiplash or 18 wheeler injuries due to someone else's negligence or careless actions, Alabama law ensures that you have the right to seek compensation. A personal injury lawyer can assist in holding accountable parties responsible, navigating insurance claims, and pursuing lawsuits if warranted.

In Alabama, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit is two years from the date of the accident. However, the complexities of these cases require the guidance of experts like Stephen Thompson, who understand the state’s contributory negligence rule. This rule can be challenging because if the injured party is found even slightly at fault, they may lose the right to recover damages.

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The Need for Worthy Legal Representation

A major car accident, particularly one involving whiplash or a collision with an 18 wheeler, can significantly alter your life. It's vital that your rights be protected during this time. 

Stephen Thompson has extensive experience assisting motorcyclists in Alabama with their personal injury claims. He comprehensively understands the state’s laws, the tactics used by insurance companies to minimize payouts, and how to build a compelling case for compensation. He also has the resilience and tenacity needed to fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.

Closing Thoughts

Navigating the aftermath of a traumatic car accident can be an overwhelming and lonely journey. Yet, you do not have to make this journey alone. Stephen Thompson is here to provide the legal support, guidance, and advocacy you need to recover and rebuild. 

By staying informed about the types of injuries you might experience and understanding your legal rights, you can take the first steps towards healing and justice. Never hesitate to reach out for help, especially in your fight for the compensation and peace of mind you deserve.

Free Initial Strategy Session

All Initial Strategy Sessions are Free. If you would like to discuss your options, you are invited to fill out one of the Contact Forms. I will attempt to contact you if I think I can help you.

During your Initial Strategy Session, I will asist you in creating a strategy on how to best pursue your claim, whether it be the result of a Car Accident Claim, 18 Wheeler Injury, or, Alabama Workers' Compensation Claim. At your Initial Strategy Session, you will receive the following:

  • First - I will listen to your story. You will have a chance to tell everything to someone who wants to hear what happened to you.
  • Based on the information that you provide, I will give you my best advice on both what claims you have, and the next steps you should consider to proceed with your claim(s).
  • If your claim is something that I think I can help you with, I will explain the services that I can provide for you, and what the next steps are that we should take. We will start working immediately.
  • If your matter is something that I do not think I can help you with, then I will attempt to put you in contact with another lawyer that might be able to help you.
  • Either way, what should happen is we will put to rest some of the unkowns that you may be experiencing. We will start to shed some light on what you can expect, and how to best pursue the benefits you deserve.

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