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While car accidents aren’t the only cause of neck injuries, they are one of the most common. To make sure you put your well-being first, after you suffer an injury from any accident, seek medical attention right away. Neck injuries have the potential to become debilitating. Once you see a doctor, a seasoned personal injury lawyer can help you recover damages for your injuries.
The type of accident that causes neck injury can vary greatly. Common sources of injuries include:
There are additional causes of neck pain that can require more analysis. These include:
Your pain, your discomfort, and your physical injury are not your fault. Work with a trusted personal injury lawyer to give yourself the best chance of making a complete recovery.
Neck injuries caused by car accidents can vary depending on many factors. Those factors include:
When you suffer a neck injury in a car accident, it can quickly spiral out of control and force you to suffer great pain and discomfort. Suffering this type of injury also puts you at risk for other injuries. Your neck is connected to your spinal cord, and helps to support your head and brain. When this part of your body is injured, it can create life-altering conditions for both you and your family.
Suffering a traumatic brain injury causes extreme suffering and life-altering conditions for not just the victim, but also the victim’s family and loved ones. Even if you make a full recovery, your family might have to take care of you temporarily. This creates great stress and anxiety around finances if the entire family is out of work.
Neck injuries often lead to, or happen in conjunction with, a traumatic brain injury. Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury include:
Traumatic brain injuries result from a bump, blow, or jolt to the head—not necessarily impact to the head. This is why neck injuries often lead to traumatic brain injuries. When the neck snaps around rapidly, the force can place enough stress on the brain to damage it. This often results in a concussion, the most common type of traumatic brain injury.
But that’s not the only type of traumatic brain injury. Other types include:
The most important thing to keep in mind when you or a loved one has suffered a neck injury is that you need to see a doctor as soon as possible. Neck injuries are serious, and traumatic brain injuries can be deadly.
No matter what caused the accident where you suffered a neck injury, there are certain steps you should take right away. Taking these steps will not only help you get on the path to recovery quickly but it can also help your lawyer when it comes time to maximize your recovery.
Finally, you’ll want to speak with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. After your accident, you only have limited time to file a personal injury claim. After this time has elapsed, you cannot bring a claim against the at-fault party. This means you could end up paying for all of your medical bills and face financial hardship because you are out of work. You can avoid all of that by working with a skilled and experienced personal injury lawyer.
When you face a neck injury after an accident, if you did not cause the accident, you should not bear any of the responsibility for your medical bills. The costs you face to make a complete recovery could be massive.
Working with an experienced personal injury lawyer can give you a leg up when you try to get compensation for:
When you are the victim of a neck injury, your medical bills could be substantial. You do not want to face financial ruin because of your medical bills. Two-thirds of all bankruptcies filed in the United States are a result of an injury that caused high medical bills, lengthy time out of work, or both.
The best way to avoid falling into this situation is by working with a seasoned personal injury lawyer. Your choice of attorney can play a role in your ability to recover damages for your injuries. You deserve a lawyer who has your best interests at heart, and one with the resources necessary to take on your complex claim.
Shortly after the accident that caused your injuries, the insurance company of the at fault party will likely reach out to you with a settlement offer. Many people get excited about the opportunity to put this traumatic experience behind them. But we urge caution.
The offer you receive will probably be a low-ball offer and may not cover all of your medical expenses. This is why it’s so important that you choose to work with a personal injury lawyer you trust.
When you work with us, we can help you create an accurate estimate of your future needs. This includes:
By creating an accurate estimate of your future medical needs, we get a better understanding of the compensation to seek on your behalf. Negotiations with insurance companies can be tiresome. While we want to wrap this up quickly for you, we do not want to leave you in a position where you have to pay any of these expenses out of your own pocket.
Your initial low-ball settlement offer from the insurance company likely will not cover all of your medical expenses. What’s worse, when you sign the offer, you may waive your right to bring any future claim against the insurance company for this accident and your injuries. That means you could end up paying out of pocket to get better.
Maximizing your financial recovery is important because it can ease your stress and your worry, but also allow you to focus on your physical recovery. Without the stress of wondering how you will pay your bills, you can focus completely on your physical recovery.
It also relieves the stress of your family. When your injuries are severe enough, your injuries may require your family to take time off work to care for you. With both of you out of work, it can create extreme tension around finances. By working with a trusted California personal injury lawyer who can help maximize your financial recovery, that stress alleviates for everyone.
Your injuries deserve attention. You deserve to get better. The best way to achieve that is to work with a personal injury lawyer who can help you recover damages for your neck injury and any associated brain injuries. By taking the stress of the legal complexities off your shoulders, you can focus solely on your physical recovery.
John Gomez founded the firm alone in 2005. Today, John acts as President and Lead Trial Attorney. He has been voted by his peers as a top ten San Diego litigator in three separate fields: Personal Injury, Insurance and Corporate Litigation. Since 2000, he has recovered over $800 million in settlements and verdicts for his clients with more than 160 separate recoveries of one million dollars or more. A prolific trial lawyer, John has tried to jury verdict more than 60 separate cases.
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