A neck injury is a common type of injury, and it can often be serious. Even a minor injury to the neck can have lasting effects that can end up intruding into your daily life.
If you believe the neck injury that you or a loved one has suffered was due to someone else’s negligence, you may have legal options. Call Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices at (888) 522-6291 and ask for a free, no-obligation consultation. Learn more about pursuing a case and how a Los Angeles neck injury lawyer can potentially assist you.
Common Causes of Neck Injuries
There are many ways for someone to suffer a neck injury. Some of the most common causes include:
A car accident, even at low speeds, can easily cause neck injuries. One common type of neck injury sustained in car accidents is whiplash. According to the Mayo Clinic, whiplash can occur when the head of a driver or passenger suddenly accelerates back and forth. This is especially common in low-speed rear-end collisions, but neck injuries can happen at higher speeds as well.
Slip and Falls
A slip and fall can also lead to neck injuries, especially in older adults. If you are injured in a slip and fall, you may be able to sue the property owner if their negligence was the reason for your injury.
Medical errors have now become one of the leading causes of death in the United States. If you or a loved one has undergone surgery, and the botched result meant a neck injury and chronic pain, you may have a medical malpractice case to pursue.
Complications from Neck Injuries
Neck injuries can result in significant pain and suffering, and symptoms can be both immediate and long-lasting. Common complications from neck injuries include:
- Neck pain and stiffness, worsening with movement
- Pain or a tender feeling in the upper body
- Numbness or pain in the arms
- Lost range of motion in the neck
- Trouble sleeping
- Memory issues
- Feelings of dizziness
- Issues with concentration and focus
- Vision problems
- Mood changes, like irritability and depression
You may be looking at that list of complications and realizing just how much of an effect neck injuries can have on your everyday life. If your neck injury has resulted in a major interruption to your life, an inability to work, or lingering medical issues, consider hiring a Los Angeles neck injury lawyer who can explain your legal options and help you pursue damages.
Get started with a complimentary case evaluation from one of our representatives when you call (888) 522-6291.
Pursuing Damages for a Neck Injury
Depending on how you or a loved one’s neck injury has affected your lives and how the neck injury occurred, there are many types of damages that you could pursue. Awards could include, but are not limited to:
- Medical damages
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment
- Property damages, if you were in a car accident
Different cases and types of neck injuries can qualify you to pursue different types of damages. Consulting with a law firm can help you learn more about fair compensation and what kind of settlement you deserve.
How a Lawyer Can Assist You
While you are not required to hire a lawyer to pursue your case and compensation, an attorney can do a lot to help you out and fight for the best possible outcome for your case. A lawyer will:
Promptly File Your Case
This may not seem like a big deal, but you do not have unlimited time to file your case and begin pursuing a court award. California Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) §335.1 generally gives you just two years to file in personal injury cases, while CCP § 340.5 gives you three years to pursue your case if it involves medical malpractice.
This can seem like a long time, but as you recover from injuries and get back to some form of normalcy, the time can pass by quickly. Instead of worrying about missing your chance to pursue damages, hire a lawyer who can quickly file your case for you.
Gather Evidence of Negligence
Your lawyer will gather the evidence needed to show that the negligence or reckless actions of someone else caused your neck injury. Evidence can include eyewitness accounts, police reports, and anything else that shows that the other party played a significant role in the incident that led to your injury.
Identify the Liable Parties
Your lawyer will use the evidence gathered to show who the liable parties are. They will argue on your behalf to show that these liable parties owe you compensation for what you have experienced.
Calculate Fair Compensation
A lawyer will take into account how your neck injury affected your life, livelihood, and finances. From there, they will determine what kind of compensation is fair. Then they will fight for you, doing their best to secure the settlement that you deserve.
Make Your Case in Court if Necessary
Your lawyer will do their best to make your case and show why you deserve compensation. They will even make the argument for you in court if a settlement is unreachable and the case proceeds to trial.
Handle All Communications
A great thing about hiring a lawyer is that you do not have to worry about talking to any of the other involved parties. A lawyer handles all communications for you and keeps you updated on the progress of your case. If there is a settlement offer, you will hear about it right away.
Call for a Free Consultation
If you want to learn more about how a Los Angeles neck injury lawyer could assist you with your case, call Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices. When you call (888) 522-6291 and ask for a free consultation, we can tell you more about pursuing compensation and getting the justice you deserve. Do not delay. Get your consultation today.