Anyone who has ever been in an accident here in Los Angeles knows that it can lead to a broad spectrum of injuries, spanning from bumps and bruises to life-threatening. In particular, neck injuries can present complex challenges in a lawsuit because they do not always clearly manifest themselves in the aftermath of an accident. However, the repercussions of it can last for decades.
Why Neck Injuries are Unique
Unlike most injuries, issues with the neck, as noted above, do not always cause pain right away. At the Hobbs Law Group, we recommend that victims of an accident seek medical attention as soon as possible. Establishing that an accident caused a neck injury when the individual wasn’t in pain on the day it happened– can be challenging. A qualified Los Angeles personal injury lawyer will understand the nuances of neck injuries and how to present a case in the best light possible.
Neck Injuries Can Have a Wide-Ranging Impact
A neck injury can significantly reduce the victim’s quality of life both in the short-term and long-term. It can hinder basic physical movements and impede the person’s ability to work and perform daily household chores, including care for their family. These injuries can cause anything from minor discomfort and stiffness to severe pain to paralysis.
How Much is a Neck Injury Lawsuit Worth?
If a person has grounds for a neck injury lawsuit, there are several factors that a personal injury attorney may discuss with them that will help determine how much they may be able to recover:
- The more severe the injury and the longer its duration, the more valuable a lawsuit becomes. Soft tissue injuries such as whiplash or a pinched nerve are not generally viewed as serious– for jury verdicts and settlements– as fractured bones.
- The more expensive and time-consuming medical treatment is– the more money an insurance company will typically offer to settle. Not only may surgery and extensive physical therapy be necessary, but an individual may require long-term or permanent use of a walker or wheelchair.
- Whether or not a victim is physically capable of returning to work in the same role they had will also be key. If they are not, this will likely increase the financial value of the case. Depending on the nature of the job and the severity of the injury, it may not be physically possible. They may not be able to work anywhere, period, or may need to settle for lower-paying positions.
- The strengths and weaknesses of each side’s case also play a crucial role in determining the amount of the settlement offers and jury verdicts. If the defendant believes that the legal claim in the lawsuit is weak or invalid, that will likely impact their willingness to offer a substantial amount in advance of trial. On the other hand, if the defendant believes that the victim may net a substantial jury verdict at trial, they may be more likely to submit a higher offer.
Hobbs Law Group Knows How to Get Results
We have been representing Southern Californians since 2011 and have recovered over $10 million in settlements and jury verdicts for our clients. We know how to investigate the facts of your case and then assertively pursue justice and maximum compensation on your behalf.
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If you have injured your neck and would like to learn more about neck injury lawsuits, contact Hobbs Law Group 24/7 to schedule a free case review with a personal injury lawyer. You will not pay us anything unless you win.