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A neck injury might have a long-term influence on you and your life. It may affect your mobility as well as every activity that you do in your daily routine, from working to sleeping. And severe neck injuries, which can cause numbness or even paralysis, disrupt the nerve signals from your brain to other parts of your body.
Our experience dealing with personal injury claims ensures that we understand the consequences of a neck injury on your life and can determine whether you are eligible for compensation.
Neck injury compensation claims can be submitted on a no-win, no-fee basis, so there is no risk to you if you have the right insurance. We can take care of this for you.
At Texas Personal Injury Lawyers, we believe in doing everything we can to help individuals like you get the compensation they deserve after suffering a neck injury. So, if you’re ready to talk about your case, you may call us for free now on (888) 997-2148.
What To Anticipate When Making A Neck Injury Compensation Claim
When you call us to find out if you have a neck injury claim, we’ll be able to answer any questions you may have.
Our assistance will be based on our many years of experience working with neck injury claims similar to yours and, using our expertise, we can tell you if we believe you have a claim.
If we believe you have a claim for your neck injury and that you agree to have your information passed on, we’ll connect you with a specialist attorney.
Your personal attorney will be there for you throughout the procedure of your claim to answer any questions you may have.
They’ll also handle your neck injury compensation and contact the defendant on your behalf, so you don’t have to.
Your lawyer will request your permission to look at your medical records during the neck injury claim procedure, and you may be invited to participate in a free medical examination if necessary.
Before beginning your compensation claim, we urge you to contact us. It means that you will be able to get sound, impartial advice before bringing the claim.
On a no-win-no-fee basis, our solicitors and attorneys can take care of claims, so there is no financial risk as long as you have the right insurance.
How Much Compensation Could I Receive For A Neck Injury?
There is no easy answer to the question of how much compensation you may anticipate for a neck injury.
Knowing the average settlement for a neck injury is unhelpful since your potential payout will be determined by the specifics of your case. If we accept your claim, you can rest confident that we will work to ensure that you obtain a fair compensation if necessary.
Your attorney will evaluate your potential neck injury compensation payout based on the severity of your damage and how it has affected your day-to-day life. They may consider:
- The severity of your injury and its lasting impact
- How long it will take for you to recover
- Any loss of earnings due to time taken off work
- Any additional spend, such as travel or medical expenses
- Any care you may have received, even if it was from a relative
It’s worth noting that there are two sorts of neck injury compensation: general damages and special damages. General damages encompass the pain and suffering endured as a consequence of your accident, whereas special damages include any financial losses you incurred as a result of your accident.
Neck Injuries: What Both Sides Value In A Case
In most personal injury cases, determining the “value” of a case usually entails coming up with a best guess at what a jury might award the individual who is suing for neck damage (the plaintiff) and then calculating:
- what the person being sued (the defendant) would be willing to pay, and
- what the plaintiff would be willing to accept to settle the case before trial.
The objective of all this effort is to arrive at a figure that represents the true value of a person’s injuries and losses. The two most important factors in valuing these sorts of cases are the extent of the plaintiff’s injuries and other losses (also known as “damages”) and how likely the jury is to find the defendant guilty.
Nature, Severity & Duration Of The Neck Injury
A range of neck injuries can occur, including minor whiplash-like strains and sprains, spinal disk issues, and cervical fractures. In general, the more serious and long-lasting the injury is, the greater the personal injury insurance compensation or jury award. In addition, “hard” injuries like a fractured bone (neck fracture in the instance of a cervical injury) tend to command larger settlements than “soft” injuries like whiplash or nerve compression (cervical radiculopathy). Learn more about the influence of trauma and severity on claim value.
Type Of Medical Treatment Matters
The severity of an accident is sometimes judged on the basis of how much medical treatment is required. A neck injury that requires spinal fusion or any other surgical procedure will be deemed more serious than a strained neck that requires only weeks in a brace. Injuries that need medical treatment rather than chiropractors, or even physical therapists, are given more significance by many insurance adjusters.
Because of one reason, it’s very challenging to forecast the potential recovery with any accuracy: in court, it will most likely be a jury that determines how much money the defendant must pay the injured victim.
Medical expenses and missed revenue are easy to quantify, to take an example. However, in the case of subjective losses like “pain and suffering,” predictions are simply educated guesses. Even the most thorough investigation will be able to predict pain and suffering compensation only within a certain range because each situation and jury is unique.
Another important consideration is how the neck injury affects the plaintiff. For example, if the claimant is a violinist who can no longer properly hold the instrument due to the neck injury, his “loss of quality of life” damages will probably be greater in the eyes of a jury.
Similarly, if a plaintiff had an existing neck injury, her compensation might be diminished owing to the difficulty in connecting the defendant’s actions with all of the plaintiff’s current discomfort and suffering.
Proof Of Fault (Legal Liability)
The second most important aspect in assessing a case is the prospect of a defendant being held liable at trial. If the plaintiff has little or no proof that the defendant was to blame for the accident that caused neck injuries, the value of the case drops considerably. Even if the potential losses are severe, a defendant will be less inclined to settle and more likely to risk going to court. Similarly, the plaintiff will be more ready to accept a modest payment rather than risking getting nothing at trial.
The greatest method to acquire information that is tailored to your situation is to speak with Texas Personal Injury Attorneys for a free case evaluation if someone else was responsible for the accident that resulted in your neck injury.
Call us at (888) 997-2148 now for you free consultation.
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