Can I be compensated for hurting my head on a rear end accident? 23 Answers as of April 24, 2013I was driving on highway and slow down to turn into my destination and truck behind me did not acknowledge my slowing down to about 5MPH to make a right turn and hit the back of driver side knocking sun glasses from top of my head onto dashboard, he was in a company truck , leaving my with neck pain and lower back.
Gregory M Janks, PC | Gregory M Janks
In Michigan you may make a claim against another vehicle driver/owner if you can prove they were negligent in causing you injury, and that your injury amounts to a serious impairment of a body function that has effected your ability to live your normal life. You have 3 years from the incident to make that claim.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Matthew D Kaplan LLC | Matthew D Kaplan
Yes, If you were injured the at fault driver should be responsible for your treatment, lost wages, and all of your harms and losses. Please keep in mind in Oregon you have a two year period to file a lawsuit. If you do not resolve your case in that time frame, you will be precluded from any recovery.
Answer Applies to: Oregon
James E. Hasser, Jr. P.C. | Jim Hasser
Presuming you are completely fault free, then, yes, but without any medical treatment or diagnosis, I doubt it would be worth much. If you are not too far out from the accident date for the Dr to relate your condition to your wreck, it might be a good idea to see your regular treating physician to see what is wrong and how bad it is.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
Mark Caruso | Mark Caruso
Since it appears that the collision was the truck driver's fault, you have a potential claim against the driver and the company. Their insurance should pay you for the damage to your vehicle plus personal injury damages for medicals, pain and suffering, lost earnings and permanent physical impairment. Hopefully, because the speed at which you were hit was only 5mph you have very little property damage and only a slight personal injury.
Answer Applies to: New Mexico
Law Offices of Stanley S. Lopata | Stan Lopata
Yes. You can be compensated for all your medical expenses, your loss of income due your your injuries and your pain and suffering. If you wee injured you must seek medical attention immediately and then make a claim to the company employing the truck driver. An attorney will do these things for you and you ought to contact an attorney ASAP
Answer Applies to: California
Robert Butwinick | Robert Butwinick
Yes, from what you described, it sounds like you would have a compensable claim. The important thing is for you to get necessary medical treatment to address your symptoms and to document what damage you sustained. I recommend contacting an experienced injury lawyer to assist you with the claim. I would be happy to speak with you.
Answer Applies to: Minnesota
Paul A. Lauto, PLLC | Paul A. Lauto
You may potentially be compensated for all personal injuries caused by the accident. In light of the various forms to be filed and deadlines to be complied with, I strongly advise you to consult with a personal injury attorney asap.
Answer Applies to: New York