Serious neck injuries can occur even during minor accidents. The neck and spine are delicate areas of the body that can cause major problems when injured. You should not face insurance companies and opposing lawyers alone in these cases. Here are some reasons why you should hire an attorney after suffering a neck injury in an accident.
Show the Injury Was a Direct Result of the Accident
You are going to need the help of a neck injury attorney in order to show that the accident you were involved in actually caused the damage to your vertebrae. Neck injuries are particularly problematic when it comes to proving liability. Your claims about the how the injury occurred will likely be heavily disputed in an attempt to say that your neck was previously damaged or natural processes are causing the problem. An attorney will know how to cut through the opposing claims to show your neck injury did not exist previously and resulted from the accident.
Enlist the Help of Neck Injury Specialists
Neck injuries are notoriously difficult to detect and diagnose accurately. A single visit to a hospital might not detect any serious problems. Some neck injuries take time to manifest. A lawyer will enlist the help of neck injury specialists to get a full picture of what is going on. Your attorney will make certain to get as much medical evidence as possible to show your neck is seriously injured and creating problems. The information your attorney gathers from these experts will be invaluable when proving your damages.
Describe the Exact Effects of the Injury
Neck injuries are not like other injuries. They need to be described in a very precise way to prevent insurance companies, juries or judges from thinking that you have just a neck ache. A neck injury attorney knows how to describe your condition. Your lawyer will talk about the nature, severity and duration of your neck injury. Your attorney will be able to clearly tie the injury to other problems you might have such as paraparesis, chronic pain or loss of mobility. Your lawyer will also be able to describe how your neck injury is harming your life and finances.
Seek Compensation for All Damages
The damages related to neck injuries can be far-reaching and difficult to quantify. A neck injury could affect your life in unpredictable ways as the years go on. A reason to have a neck injury attorney is to include as many valid damages as possible to your claim. Your lawyer will be thinking about how the neck injury will reduce your ability to earn money in the future, cause you constant pain or leave you with limited mobility. You might require physical therapy and medications for years to come. An attorney will make sure that your claim is requesting compensation for all damages possible.
Attempt To Negotiate With Insurers
Negotiating a settlement with insurance companies is never easy. Having a neck injury makes the process much more difficult. Insurers will use every excuse to claim the injury is not as severe as stated. A neck injury attorney has experience negotiating with insurers. Your lawyer will be able to fend of frivolous tactics and defend against aggressive strategies designed to end your claim. Your attorney will negotiate with the facts in an attempt to get you a fast settlement for the amount you deserve.
Take the Case to Trial
Some neck injury cases need to go to trial because everything is so complex or negotiations break down. You must have a neck injury lawyer with experience litigating when this happens. An attorney will be able to detail the accident, your injuries and your damages in a clear way that a judge or jury will understand. You stand the best chance of getting fair compensation when you have an attorney at your side during trial.
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