Neck injuries range from mild to severe, depending on how they occurred. Examples of the different types of neck injuries negligence victims experience include:
- Pinched nerve: Inflammation or pressure on a nerve
- Herniated disk: When the disk between the bones of the neck is pushed out of place
- Whiplash: Damage to the soft tissue due to rapid back-and-forth motion
- Fractured vertebra: A crack or break in the bones of the neck
- Spinal cord damage: Any damage to the nerves or bones that make up the spine
In This Article
- Severe Neck Injuries Could Qualify You to File a Liability Claim or Lawsuit
- Proving Your Right to Hold the Liable Party Accountable
- Our Team Will Handle Your Neck Injury Claim or Lawsuit
- Call Us to Discuss Your Neck Injury and Potential Financial Recovery
Severe Neck Injuries Could Qualify You to File a Liability Claim or Lawsuit
Not all neck injuries meet New York State’s serious injury threshold under New York Insurance Law § 5102. However, some do, particularly if they cause permanent damage. Based on this statute, a neck injury that involves or leads to one or more of the following qualifies a personal injury victim to seek compensation:
- Permanent loss of a body function or system
- Significant limitation of a body system or function
- A non-permanent injury medically determined to limit the individual’s abilities for at least 90 out of the 180 days following the initial injury
Therefore, for example, you could file a claim or lawsuit against the liable party for neck injuries that significantly interfere with your ability to work for several months. Injuries that inhibit your ability to move or cause partial or total paralysis will likely equate to additional financial compensation.
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Proving Your Right to Hold the Liable Party Accountable
To prove that another party is responsible and financially liable for your neck injuries, you will need to prove the elements of negligence. These consist of the following:
- The other party had the responsibility to take certain precautions for your safety. For example, drivers must follow road rules, and business owners must keep their property free of hazards that could harm customers.
- They failed to uphold this responsibility. A driver ran a red light, or a business owner failed to fix a broken stair.
- These actions caused an accident. The driver collided with you or your vehicle. You tripped and fell on the business owner’s premises.
- Injuries and financial damages resulted. You suffered a neck injury and were, as just one example, unable to return to work.
Each of these elements requires substantial evidence to show an insurance company or jury that the at-fault party should pay for your damages.
Evidence of Severe Neck Injuries and Liability
Multiple forms of evidence are often available in a personal injury case. The following items could help prove your right to financial recovery from the liable party:
- Medical records documenting your injuries, their severity, and any treatment you received and will need in the future
- Footage of the incident that caused your injury
- Witness statements regarding what happened
- Your and your loved one’s accounts of the injuries’ impacts on your life
You will not have to gather evidence if you hire our team to represent you. We will take care of it, along with all of the many other details involved in prosecuting your claim or lawsuit.
Our Team Will Handle Your Neck Injury Claim or Lawsuit
We offer comprehensive legal services to victims of negligence. If you or your loved one suffered a neck injury, an attorney from our firm will perform the following tasks and more on your behalf:
- Provide updates as events occur in your case
- Use the evidence we collect to identify the liable party
- Communicate with all involved parties
- Compile evidence to prove fault, liability, and your damages
- Determine how much your damages are worth
Our team knows how to navigate a case involving neck injuries and other types of harm. We will serve as your advocates with the insurance company and in court, and ensure that your case adheres to all deadlines, including New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules § 214.
Examples of Financial Recovery for Neck Injuries
Among the many successful case results we’ve secured, several have involved damages for different types of neck injuries. While the size of a settlement or court award depends on the details of each specific case, the following are examples of damages we have recovered for past clients:
- $650,000 for a driver who suffered neck and shoulder injuries in a truck accident
- $2,600,000 for a painter who fell from a scaffold and suffered neck and foot injuries
- $950,000 for a truck driver who was struck by a falling pipe, resulting in neck injuries
Part of our services as your legal team will involve determining the short- and long-term effects of your neck injuries on your life. We will work with medical professionals, life-care planners, vocational rehabilitation specialists, and economists to evaluate how much these damages are worth to ensure that we seek an appropriate value for them.
Call Us to Discuss Your Neck Injury and Potential Financial Recovery
If you suffered a severe type of neck injury and want to hold the at-fault party accountable, our team will handle your neck injury case. From our office in Jericho, New York, we meet with clients on Long Island and throughout metropolitan New York. Our multilingual staff provides support in English, Spanish, Greek, Tamil, Kannada, and Bengali.
Our services are provided on a no-win, no-fee basis, which means your current financial situation will not affect your ability to hire us for representation. Simply stated, we don’t get paid unless and until we win a recovery for you. To begin with a complimentary consultation, call our team at (516) 932-0400.