If you suffer from persistent neck pain as a result of a car accident that was no fault of your own, you may be entitled to compensation.
A Dublin, OH, neck pain lawyer from Bressman Law can investigate the car accident that caused your neck injury and identify those liable for your harm. We then pursue justice on your behalf by negotiating with insurance companies for a fair settlement. If we must, we are ready to take your case to trial.
The time for pursuing civil action is generally limited by the statute of limitations, so you must act quickly. To learn if you have a case, call us now.
Car Accidents and Neck Pain
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, there were more than 22,700 crashes in Franklin County in 2021, resulting in more than 5,200 suspected injuries. One of the most common types of injuries from a car accident is whiplash. The rapid, back and forth motion of the neck occurs in most rear-end collisions.
Whiplash can confuse accident victims due to its delayed symptoms, according to Mayo Clinic. If you left the emergency department feeling stiff, sore, but otherwise fine, the days following your car accident may bring on additional symptoms, such as:
- Tingling or numbness in the arms
- Blurred vision
- Loss of range of motion in the neck
- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
However, whiplash is not the only type of neck injury victims can sustain during a car accident. The jolt of a collision can cause damage to the muscles, bones, ligaments, and nerves, which in turn can cause pain in the shoulders, jaw, or upper arms, according to MedlinePlus. A fractured neck can even lead to loss of mobility or paralysis.
The severity of your neck pain can greatly affect your ability to work. The loss of income due to your neck injury is understandably stressful. The unfair position another driver placed you in due to their negligence is not fair. You may want to pursue a civil case, however, you might not know where to start.
A Dublin, OH, neck pain lawyer from Bressman Law can help you. At Bressman Law, we handle the details, paperwork, and other aspects of civil cases on behalf of our clients. You focus on getting better and leave the rest to us.
For a free legal consultation with a neck pain accident attorney in Dublin, call (614) 538-1116
Common Causes of Rear-End Collisions
Rear-end collisions are a common cause of neck pain. Among the many causes of rear-end collisions or other types of accidents are:
- Drunk drivers
- Distracted drivers
- Drowsy drivers
- Aggressive drivers who purposely tailgate
Ohio residents and visitors have a responsibility to remain alert behind the wheel. The chronic neck pain you experienced was perhaps avoidable had the other driver remained focused on the road. In addition to rear-end collisions, we can pursue compensation for any type of vehicle accident caused by negligence, including:
- Head-on collisions
- Side impact or “t-bone” accidents
- Rollover accidents
- Single-vehicle crashes
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck and bus accidents
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
If you suffer from chronic neck pain due to the careless actions of another driver, let a member of our team get to work for you. Contact Bressman Law now for a free case evaluation.
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Neck Pain Treatment
Treatment for your neck pain may include one or more of the following:
- Muscle relaxants
- A cervical collar
- Cervical traction
- Pain medications
- Antidepressant drugs
- Physical therapy
- Surgery (rarely)
The medical costs associated with your care should not come from your personal finances. Pursuing a civil case can possibly provide you with the compensation you need to cover these and other accident-related expenses.
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Types of Compensation Typically Recoverable
While no one personal injury case is alike, at Bressman Law, we generally pursue the following types of compensation:
- Medical costs, like that of your initial emergency department visit, hospital bills, and doctor fees
- Ongoing medical costs, such as physical therapy, medications, medical devices, mobility aids, and repeated doctor visits
- Lost wages, i.e., the income you lost from missing work due to your recovery, including tips, bonuses, and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity, i.e., the income possible had you been able to return to the same job as before the accident
- Pain and suffering, i.e., the mental anguish associated with your chronic pain and the ways your injury negatively impacts your life
- Wrongful death, if your loved one suffered a fatal car accident injury, you may qualify for awards for your mental suffering and the loss of their care, guidance, service, and financial support
Upon careful review of all evidence from your accident, a member of our team can begin to prepare your case for a possible settlement or trial. We will work to identify every dollar owed to you. To do this, we will review your bills, receipts, and other proof of expenditures. Pain and suffering awards can be more difficult to calculate, but you can help by keeping a daily record of your mental and physical health.
We may also consult with doctors, vocational experts, and economists to obtain an estimate of your future medical needs and a clear picture of how your injuries affect your ability to work. We want to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve for your neck injury.
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Do Not Speak with Insurance Companies
The neck pain you suffer from is a serious injury that deserves fair compensation. It is likely that any initial settlement offer is much lower than you deserve.
If an insurance company contacts you with an offer, do not accept it before having a lawyer review it. Should you accept it, your claim is considered closed. There are often no options for pursuing compensation later, should your medical condition worsen.
At Bressman Law, we negotiate with insurance companies to secure the best outcome possible. If we are unable to settle your case out of court, we are ready to proceed to trial. We must act quickly, though. Per Ohio Revised Code Section 2305.10, we generally only have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit.
We Will Build Your Case and File Your Claims
Our personal injury attorneys have more than 60 years of combined legal experience. We know what it takes to get the compensation you deserve, and we know how to achieve a successful settlement or verdict while taking the burden off our clients’ shoulders.
We will determine liability for your crash and prove fault. Our team can visit the scene of your accident and collect physical data, locate and interview eyewitnesses, and work with crash reconstructionists, medical professionals, and other experts. We can also obtain and submit documents to support your claim, including police reports and medical records.
We can draft a demand letter for the insurance company and file it along with your claim and supporting evidence. We will track and adhere to deadlines, communicate on your behalf, and fight for the best available settlement.
Clients Love Working With David Bressman and His Team
Clients love working with David Bressman because of his warm, supportive, and helpful attitude. He and his team have served personal injury clients from Dublin, OH, and the surrounding area for more than 30 years. Our client testimonials speak to our dedication to accident victims. Here is what a previous client had to say,
“David is perfect in a situation where calm and reasoning are needed. His ability to explain details in a clear manner is just what is needed in stressful situations. He also does a wonderful job getting to know you and your situation. It is the combination of these elements that makes Bressman Law the perfect legal firm to deal with.” -Tim B.
Let Bressman Law Protect Your Best Interests
A neck injury can leave you with chronic pain that lasts throughout your lifetime. Once damaged, even the simplest task of turning your head can be difficult. If you developed serious neck pain due to a car accident, a Dublin, OH, neck pain lawyer can help you fight for justice.
Bressman Law proudly serves Dublin, OH, and the nearby communities. We handle cases on a contingency-fee basis, which means we collect no attorney’s fees unless we win your case.
The party responsible for your neck pain should face accountability for their actions. By pursuing a civil case against them, you may just prevent the same thing from happening to someone else. We fight on behalf of our clients and we never leave them in the dark regarding their cases. Contact Bressman Law now for a free case evaluation.