When a victim suffers a neck injury because of someone else’s carelessness or recklessness, they can recover compensation through an insurance settlement or personal injury lawsuit. Ultimately, their cervical spine injury settlement amount depends on the case’s facts.
Choosing to hire an experienced law firm could make all the difference in your case’s outcome. A neck injury lawyer will build a compelling case and seek appropriate compensation based on your expenses and losses.
- Factors That Affect Your Neck Injury Settlement
- Your Cervical Spine Injury Settlement Should Account for Your Losses
- Our Lawyers Have Secured Cervical Spine Injury Settlements
- You Could Benefit From Partnering With Our Cervical Spine Injury Lawyers
- Discuss Your Neck Injury Case With Our Team for Free
Factors That Affect Your Neck Injury Settlement
Spinal cord injuries vary widely in severity and how they affect a victim’s daily life. For this reason, the severity of their condition (along with its effects on their life) play a critical role in how much they can recover. Yet, it’s not the only factor that can affect your case’s value.
Other factors that could affect the settlement amount in a cervical spine injury claim or lawsuit include:
- Whether you can return to your career
- Whether you can work any job
- Whether you need around-the-clock or in-home care and support
- Your previous income
- The specific facts of your case and the strength of each side’s arguments as to fault
- The insurance coverage available
Our personal injury attorneys know how to document the expenses and losses you experienced and will continue to experience. We have a network of experts we can consult to better establish your future and current medical treatment costs based on your needs, diagnoses, complications, and other details.
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Your Cervical Spine Injury Settlement Should Account for Your Losses
Many people who suffer neck injuries recover with stabilization and treatment. Others suffer severe injuries and lose mobility and live with a diminished quality of life. The specific injuries suffered and particular lasting impairments that result play significant roles in their recoverable damages.
As noted, the details of your condition will determine what constitutes a fair settlement offer. Types of recoverable damages in your case may include:
- Current medical costs
- Income losses from time missed at work
- Miscellaneous expenses with receipts, such as childcare expenses
- Property damage costs (if you were in a collision, for instance)
- Pain and suffering
- Other non-economic damages, such as disability, scarring, and disfigurement
If you have lost a loved one who had suffered a cervical spine injury, you may pursue compensation. In that instance, with the help of a wrongful death lawyer, you could recover their funeral expenses, pre-death pain and suffering, and loss of consortium.
Our Lawyers Have Secured Cervical Spine Injury Settlements
Some recent neck injury payouts secured by our personal injury attorneys include:
- $2,600,000 in a construction accident case where a painter suffered neck and foot injuries in a scaffold fall
- $950,000 for a truck driver who suffered a neck injury
- $650,000 for a client who suffered neck and shoulder injuries in a collision caused by a commercial driver who turned left in front of her car
Each injury case settlement depends greatly on its own merits. Your medical bills, income losses, and other economic and non-economic losses will dictate what you can recover.
You Could Benefit From Partnering With Our Cervical Spine Injury Lawyers
While seeking maximum compensation based on your cervical spine injury, future care needs, and ongoing expenses, you will need strong evidence to show:
- What caused your injuries
- Whose negligence caused the incident
- The expenses and losses you endured
- Your likely future care costs and other economic losses
- How this affected your quality of life
This information can prove impossible to gather on your own—especially if you’re dealing with a life-altering condition that limits your mobility. Evidence collection is just one reason to entrust your case to our personal injury lawyers. Our attorneys can gather the information needed to secure a cervical spine injury settlement.
We can also:
Prove That Another Party’s Negligence Led to Your Cervical Spine Injury
To compel a fair settlement amount from the insurance company, we must demonstrate how the at-fault party’s negligence led to your accident and injuries. This requires gathering evidence that shows:
- They owed you a duty of care.
- They breached this duty.
- Their breach caused the incident.
- You suffered harm as a result.
Depending on how your injuries occurred, your lawyer can find and use the following information to supplement your case:
- Official reports, such as police accident reports
- Eyewitness statements
- Your medical records
- Videos (e.g., surveillance and dashcam,) and photographs of the incident
- Expert testimony, often from medical specialists
- Your relevant medical records
- Documentation of your recoverable damages
Having our experienced attorneys on your side can streamline the claims process and offer much-needed peace of mind.
Handle All Communications With the Insurance Company
You shouldn’t have to field a single phone call from the claims adjuster or another insurance representative. That’s our job. When we handle your cervical spine injury case, we take care of all relevant phone calls, emails, and text messages. That way, you can focus your full energy on healing––not playing phone tag with multiple parties.
Handle Your Case’s Many Obligations
When you hire a personal injury lawyer from our team to build your case, you can expect us to:
- Keep you updated
- Identify the liable parties
- Communicate with those involved
- Gather supporting evidence
- Determine a value for your case
- Fight for an appropriate cervical spine injury settlement
Your lawyer will also monitor your case’s filing deadline, which is outlined under New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules § 214. (Please note: The section of law linked to is the most commonly applicable statute of limitations. Other shorter statutes of limitation may apply to your case and this is one of the reasons it is best to consult with an experienced cervical spine injury lawyer.) Ensuring you meet the deadline to sue protects your right to pursue appropriate compensation and hold the at-fault party accountable.
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Discuss Your Neck Injury Case With Our Team for Free
Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. provides free case consultations for clients with cervical spine injuries. We represent people in situations like yours every day, working to recover full and fair compensation. During your initial consultation, we can discuss your case, legal expectations, and next steps moving forward.
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