Serious neck pain can disrupt your life to the point where you are unable to work and function. Right now, you may be facing rising medical bills and lost income. However, if your neck pain stemmed from a car accident, you may be able to pursue financial recovery from the negligent driver. You could receive compensation for your losses through an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit.
At Bressman Law, we are aware of how difficult life can be after a debilitating neck injury. A Grove City neck pain lawyer can fight to get you compensation that covers both your economic and noneconomic damages.
We can help you by:
- Handling your legal matters and paperwork
- Investigating and building your case
- Dealing and negotiating with the insurance company
- Taking your case to court, if necessary
We offer a free consultation to discuss the facts of your situation. When you work with us, there are no costs to you unless we recover compensation on your behalf. Call us today at (614) 538-1116 for your free, no-obligation case evaluation.
Examples of Neck Injuries
According to Mayo Clinic, neck pain frequently results from accidents that cause injuries to the soft tissue, nerves, or vertebrae in the neck.
Some examples of neck injuries include:
- Soft tissue, muscle, or ligament tears
- Sprains and strains
- Herniated or bulging discs
- Nerve impingement
- Damage to discs that can bulge or become herniated
- Stenosis, which is the narrowing of the nerve channel through the bones
- Arthritis and inflammation of the joints in the neck
Mayo Clinic notes that whiplash is one of the most common types of injuries sustained from car accidents. This injury can result in pain, dizziness, and blurred vision. You may experience memory and cognitive impairments, as well.
If another party’s negligence caused your accident and injuries, a Grove City neck pain lawyer from Bressman Law can hold them responsible. To learn more about your financial recovery options in a free case review, call our team today at (614) 538-1116.
For a free legal consultation with a neck pain lawyer serving Grove City, call (614) 538-1116
Recoverable Damages For Neck Pain and Injury
If another motorist’s negligence caused your neck injury, they may have insurance. Our attorneys will first review the details of the other party’s insurance coverage to see if you could recover compensation through an insurance settlement. However, some insurance companies only want to protect their bottom line and will try to get you to accept a low offer quickly. Neck injuries can get worse over time, and you should never accept a settlement until you are fully aware of the extent of your injuries.
Our lawyers know how to deal and negotiate with insurance companies, but if negotiations fail, we can file a personal injury lawsuit. Your losses may comprise of both economic and noneconomic damages.
Economic damages have a specific monetary value and may include your:
- Medical and therapy costs
- Past, current, and future lost wages, if you are unable to work
- Property damage, if your vehicle was damaged or totaled in the collision
Noneconomic damages are for losses that do not have a specific monetary value, such as pain and suffering. You may also receive compensation for your physical limitations and the negative effects on your ability to enjoy life.
Calculating Damage Award Amounts
Settlement amounts for neck pain damages vary, depending on the circumstances. A neck injury can affect each person differently. You cannot use the outcome of another person’s case to determine how much compensation you could be awarded.
In determining a fair settlement, some factors that will be considered include:
- The extent of your injury and how long the pain is expected to continue
- The amount of your medical bills and lost wages
- Whether you will be able to return to work or work the same job as you did before the collision
- Your expected earning future capacity
- Whether you will be able to take care of yourself or need continuing care
- Whether there are evidence and witnesses to prove another party liable
- The insurance benefits and personal assets available
- The percentage of the other party’s fault
According to Ohio Revised Code Section 2315.33, Ohio is what is known as a “comparative negligence” state. This means that in a collision, both parties will be assigned a percentage of fault. For example, if you were injured in a rear-end collision, you might be assigned 20% fault and the other party 80% fault. Your percentage of fault will detract from the amount of compensation you can recover.
As long as you are not more than 50% at fault, you can still recover damages.
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Ohio’s Statute of Limitations
The amount of time you have to file a personal injury lawsuit will ultimately rest on the details of your situation. However, in most cases, under Ohio Revised Code Section 2305.10, you usually have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit for damages. Some details of your situation may extend this deadline. A Grove City neck pain lawyer can review the facts of your case and determine how Ohio’s statute of limitations applies to you.
Call Bressman Law For a Free Case Review
Ohio laws regarding personal injury cases are complicated.
A Grove City neck pain lawyer at Bressman Law can help you get compensation by:
- Proving negligence. To win your case, we will have to show that the at-fault party owed you a duty of care, but violated this obligation. As a result, they caused the accident that harmed you, which resulted in monetary damages.
Establishing negligence may involve:
- Interviewing witnesses and first responders
- Examining photographs, video footage, and medical and police reports
- Consulting with medical professionals and accident reconstruction experts
The sooner you contact our team, the sooner we can start building your case. Call Bressman Law for a free consultation today at (614) 538-1116.