A neck or back injury can cause tremendous pain and be temporarily or permanently disabling, You may not be able to return to your previous job and could suffer thousands of dollars in lost wages on top of medical bills. If someone else’s negligence caused your injuries, you may be eligible for financial recovery. Contact us to discuss your case with our personal injury lawyers in New York City today.
Neck and back injuries often involve soft-tissue damage. Unfortunately, soft-tissue injuries such as whiplash do not appear on x-rays and require more diagnostic exams and medical evaluation. This can make it difficult for a victim to prove his or her injuries to an insurance company. Insurance companies may try to deny valid claims or convince a victim to settle for a minimal amount. It is up to you as the claimant to protect your rights and fight for fair compensation.
Hiring a lawyer can help you protect your rights during insurance settlement negotiations. It also gives you the power to take your case to court, if necessary, for full compensation. While most cases, settle before going to trial, you want a legal team prepared to go the distance for you. When you trust your case with a personal injury attorney like us, you can enjoy peace of mind and more time to focus on healing, while we handle your case.
Neck and back injuries occur in many personal injury accidents. The most common include motor vehicle accidents, slips/trips and falls, sports incidents, workplace accidents, and overuse injuries. Neck and back injuries are often immediately painful and can have lasting impacts on the victim’s range of motion and abilities. These parts of the body can suffer many types of injuries:
Neck and back injuries can range from minor muscle strain to permanent paralysis. Your right to compensation may depend on the severity of your injuries. Severe injuries generally give victims the right to file personal injury lawsuits against the at-fault party, as well as obtain greater compensation than minor neck and back injuries. Discuss your case with an attorney to learn your rights and explore the potential value of your case.
To receive compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages after a neck or back injury in NYC, your lawyer must prove that someone else’s negligence caused your injuries. Your attorney may gather evidence, collect medical records, consult with experts, interview witnesses, and take other measures to help build your case. The four main elements your lawyer must prove for your claim are duty, breach, causation, and damages. Proving negligence is often a necessity if you wish to be eligible for financial recovery.
The lawyers at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C., have extensive experience handling a variety of personal injury claim types. From catastrophic car accidents to intentional acts of violence, we serve clients in virtually all areas of personal injury law. We have the power to offer this unique service because of the scope of our organization and resources. No matter what circumstances led to your neck or back injury, we may be able to help. Contact us today to request a free case review from one of our attorneys in NYC.