Neck pain is just one of the many physical symptoms you could experience after being involved in a motor vehicle accident. Your pain could be a sign that you have suffered a serious injury, which could lead to other health problems. If you believe your neck pain stems from an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, a Powell neck pain lawyer may be able to help you fight for any compensation you are entitled to receive.
The team at Bressman Law gets the job done for each of our clients. We have handled various types of car accident cases, including cases that involved neck pain injuries. Call Bressman Law today at (877) 707-1385 for a free consultation about your case.
A Car Accident Can Rob You of Your Health
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that approximately three million people are injured each year because of motor vehicle accidents in the United States. The CDC also states that the total medical cost of caring for injured drivers and passengers exceeds $75 billion annually.
Car accidents can cause several neck-related injuries, such as whiplash. Victims might feel lingering neck pain for days, weeks, or even months after a neck injury, which might be indicative of a severe neck injury. Symptoms of a neck injury include:
- Chronic, dull pain
- Sharp, unpredictable pain
- Mental anguish as the result of pain
- Being unable to sleep
- Being unable to move as you normally do
Neck pain can also create a web of secondary damages. Harm stemming from your injury and pain may include:
- Being unable to work
- Working in a limited capacity because of your neck injury
- Being confined to a hospital or your bed
- Losing income
- Becoming permanently disabled and unable to earn your previous income for the remainder of your life
- Facing medical costs for treatment and rehabilitation
- Losing some aspect of your mental abilities
- Experiencing severe psychological harm
If your neck pain stems from a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for damages related to your neck pain.
For a free legal consultation with a neck pain attorney in Powell, call (614) 538-1116
Those Who Cause Your Accident May Be Held Responsible
Consider the circumstances of your accident, and you may have an idea of whether someone else is at fault for your injuries. Someone might be financially responsible for your accident-related losses, even if they had no intention of hurting you. In many cases, people who cause accidents never intended to cause harm.
The American Bar Association (ABA) explains that people are held liable for negligence based on their actions, not their intentions. The standard to determine whether negligence occurred is based on what a “reasonable person” would do in similar circumstances. Someone could be considered negligent:
- Even if they had no intent to injure you
- If they acted unreasonably in regards to safety
- Their unreasonable acts or failures to act resulted in harm to your and/or others
Your Powell neck pain lawyer can review your accident’s circumstances and determine whether someone acted with negligence and should be held at fault for your losses.
Call Bressman Law today at (877) 707-1385 for more details about how we will approach your case to determine who is responsible for your damages.
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Specific Forms of Car Accident Negligence
More than one party could be responsible for the motor vehicle collision that caused your neck pain. If there is a driver who seems to be the most obvious negligent party, your lawyer may assess their actions first. Potentially negligent acts may include:
- Texting while driving
- Engaging with social media while driving
- Taking video or photographs while driving
- Being drunk or under the influence of drugs while driving
- Driving too closely to other vehicles
- Making unsafe lane merges or turns
- Running a red light, stop sign, or yield sign
- Allowing unsecured items to fall from a vehicle
- Stopping abruptly for no reason
- Failing to use turn signals when necessary
- Failing to ensure that a vehicle is safe before driving
Additional parties might also be at fault for your losses. These parties may include:
- A municipality responsible for road conditions that contributed to your accident
- A vehicle manufacturer
- A product or parts manufacturer
- A vehicle or product assembler
- A passenger or pedestrian whose actions caused your collision
- Someone who employs the motorist at fault for your accident
The circumstances that lead to a motor vehicle collision can be complex. Your lawyer may sort through the details of your accident as they seek compensation on your behalf.
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To Get Compensation for Damages, You Will Need Evidence
Your lawyer can calculate the amount of compensation you may be entitled to collect and build a case about why you deserve to have your losses covered. Your attorney may do this by:
- Collecting relevant evidence
- Using industry experts to give testimonies
- Interviewing witnesses
- Filing all necessary paperwork, including the lawsuit itself
- Negotiating a settlement
- Completing a trial
If your lawyer secures a settlement or wins a judgment for you, some or all of your accident-related losses may be covered. Compensation could include reimbursement for:
- Lost income
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Physical and psychological therapy
- Harm to your earning power
- Property damage
A lawyer can take on your case while you tend to your injuries. They will rely on any relevant experience and knowledge of the law as they fight for justice on your behalf.
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Call Bressman Law About a Car Accident That Led to Your Neck Pain
The team at Bressman Law provides warm, supportive, and helpful representation to every client, and we will do the same for you. Do not wait to call, as your case could be time-sensitive.
Call Bressman Law today at (877) 707-1385 for a free consultation about how a Powell neck pain lawyer can help you seek awards for your accident-related losses.