If you or a loved one have suffered a severe neck injury in New Mexico because of another party’s negligent conduct, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. At Hunt Law, we have successfully represented many neck injury victims in personal injury lawsuits. We have the experience and resources to fight for your rights. Contact our office today to schedule your initial consultation and learn how we can help you.
Common Causes of Upper Back and Neck Injuries
Motor vehicle accidents are one of the most common causes of upper back and neck injuries. The force of a severe car accident puts extensive pressure on a person’s cervical spine. Our spines are extremely sensitive to extreme force and sharp movements. When a person is involved in a motor vehicle accident, the body’s forward momentum is stopped by the dashboard, a seatbelt, or other structures. This quick snapping motion can put pressure, strain, and stress on the upper back and neck.
Other common causes of upper back and neck injuries include the following:
- Contact sports
- Swimming and diving accidents
- Skiing accidents
- Workplace accidents
Regardless of the type of accident that caused your neck injury, trust Hunt Law Firm to help you obtain the maximum compensation you deserve.
What To Do After Suffering a Neck Injury
If you suffered a neck injury in a car accident, seeking medical attention right away is extremely important. In many cases, the full extent of your neck injury will not become apparent until hours or even days after the accident. While you may feel like your neck is not hurt badly, the accident’s shock and adrenaline could keep you from feeling your injuries’ full extent.
Insurance companies will often begin contacting victims of car accidents immediately after the accident, asking them to provide a statement. It is essential to speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer before providing a statement to insurance companies. At Hunt Law, we can ensure that you don’t accidentally admit fault or deny that your neck and upper back have become injured.
Similarly, suppose you decide to bring a personal injury lawsuit. In that case, the defense will likely try to show that you are exaggerating your neck injury, or that it was pre-existing. Our legal team has the skills and resources to prove that your neck injury was caused by the other party’s negligence.
Proving the Cause of Your Neck Injury
Neck injuries can take many different forms, including fractures, ligament or muscle tears, and disc injuries. In other cases, the spinal cord in the neck area can become damaged. Whiplash injuries happen when the neck snaps back and forth in a car accident, causing soft tissue damage and pain. Neck injuries are often excruciating, and the pain can become debilitating.
Whether you bring an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit, you will need to prove that the defendant’s negligence or recklessness caused your neck injury. The legal team at Hunt Law can help you protect your claim to compensation. We will help you create a medical record and seek medical attention so you can prove that the accident caused your neck injury.
Attending all of your follow-up appointments and following all of the instructions given to you by your doctor is also important. Finally, keeping all of your medical records and taking notes on your treatment can help you prove the severity of your neck injury.
Seeking Compensation For Whiplash Injuries
At Hunt Law, we conduct thorough investigations into all of our clients’ cases. We will investigate the accident that caused your neck injuries to obtain evidence to prove your claims. If your neck injury happened due to a car accident, we will work with accident reconstruction experts to prove that the other driver was at fault for the collision and is liable for your neck injuries.
Many victims of severe neck injuries must cope with debilitating and excruciating pain. This pain can make it difficult, if not impossible, to work and to perform necessary daily tasks. Soft tissue injuries in the neck area can take a significant amount of time to heal. The excruciating pain that can come with a neck injury can make it difficult for victims to work and provide for their families.
Medical bills can begin to pile up, and the strain of not working combined with outstanding bills can cause significant financial stress. Successful personal injury plaintiffs can recover all of the following types of damages stemming from their neck injury:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Costs related to physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Property damage expenses, including the cost of repairs to your vehicle
- Non-economic damages for mental anguish, pain, and suffering
- All other financial losses related to the neck injury
Contact Our New Mexico Neck Injury Law Firm Today
There are multiple reasons why hiring an attorney right away is essential. An attorney will help you preserve evidence related to your case and conduct a thorough investigation. Your attorney will also handle all of the negotiations with the insurance company or the defendant. If you or your loved one suffered an upper back or neck injury in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, or anywhere in New Mexico, Hunt Law is here to help. We have the resources and experience you need when pursuing a compensation claim. Contact our personal injury law firm today to schedule your initial consultation.