A neck injury can lead to serious impairments, injuries and in some cases, death. This is because the neck contains part of the spinal cord, the bundle of nerves responsible for facilitating voluntary and involuntary signals from the brain to other parts of the body. This system is known as the nervous system. Injuries to the nervous system can result in paralysis, paresis, and other life-altering conditions.
Neck injuries are not always spinal cord injuries, though. In many cases, an individual can suffer from a herniated disc in his or her neck, stiffness, soreness, and tearing of the muscles or ligaments in the neck. The neck has to be strong to support the head, which weighs 10 pounds on average.
An individual can sustain a neck injury through a variety of accidents. If you have been involved in a car accident, a slip or fall, a bicycle or motorcycle accident, or any other situation where your neck has been injured, seek medical care for your injury as soon as possible to receive a diagnosis and begin appropriate treatment. Always be sure to do this before taking any other action for your neck injury – your health and safety should be your top concern at all times. Then, once you have received adequate medical care, contact an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss your case and whether you have grounds for a personal injury claim. If so, you could be entitled to receive monetary compensation for your economic damages caused by your injury.
Through a personal injury claim, you can potentially recover compensation for any expenses associated with your injury. For example:
You are not guaranteed to receive compensation for all of these damages. In fact, you are not guaranteed any settlement at all. Proving that you have suffered financially from your accident and that the accident was caused by another party’s negligence or reckless behavior is your responsibility as a claimant. You can prove these by providing the insurance provider with as much evidence for your claim as possible. This evidence can include the following:
When you are suffering from a neck injury after an accident, it is important that you work with an experienced personal injury attorney to explore your options for filing and pursuing a personal injury claim. Contact Dolman Law Group today at 727-222-6922 to schedule your initial legal consultation with one of the knowledgeable attorneys at our firm. Be sure to do this in a timely manner because, in Florida, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is four years from the date of the accident. This means that once four years pass, you can no longer file a claim to seek monetary compensation.
Dolman Law Group
1663 1St Ave S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33712