I was riding with my caregiver yesterday and she hit someone from behind she only has liability I was hurt went to the hospital and had whip lash also I was already hurt because I was shot in the back leaving me paralyzed 6months ago
You should consult with a personal injury attorney. Liability coverage is available for passengers in at-fault vehicles, so there likely will be coverage you can go after. As to the prior paralysis, if you really do have a new injury you can pursue damages for treatment related to it as well as pain and suffering. If your symptoms have been aggravated or exacerbated, you can generally recover for the extent that they have been made worse. Good luck to you.
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If she hit someone from behind sounds like it was her fault. Having said that I don't know if you really want to make a claim against her with her insurance or not. Also, I don't know all of the circumstances of her prior back injury. I would recommend you get the police report and see a personal injury attorney once you have that. If you can get photos of the car you were in as well that will be good.
Does the aide work for a home health agency? If so you may have a viable claim against the home health agency in addition to the individual private duty aide. Speak with a local injury attorney to investigate your avenues of recovery.
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You should obtain needed medical care and treatment immediately and follow the doctor's advice. Do not give any statements to the adverse party or insurance company nor grant them access to any medical records. Photograph the injuries and the damage done to any property. Contact a personal injury attorney in your area as soon as possible so that you can protect your rights. You may also find it helpful to review the Legal Guides I have published on Avvo.com dealing with many of the issues you are now facing. You can access my Legal Guides through my profile page on Avvo.
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The bottom line is that you should consult with a qualified attorney. The insurance policy of the driver of your car could have incurred responsibility for your loss, and if an uninsured motorist policy is applicable, you may be entitled to monies as a beneficiary under such policy as well.
You probably do have a case but you would need to consult with an injury attorney to take a closer look and make a solid determinaiton.
Consult a personal injury attorney. The attorney will review the incident report, photographs and medical records and evaluate your case.
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