Experienced car accident lawyers ready to fight for you
Some people involved in car accidents suffer injuries to the neck. These injuries can be very painful and severely limit mobility. When a negligent driver caused the accident that left you hurt, you deserve financial compensation. But the legal process can be complicated. That’s why you need an experienced car accident attorney on your side.
At Brent Adams & Associates, we know the challenges accident victims face when trying to recover compensation. Insurance companies will use their extensive resources and teams of lawyers to find ways to pay you less. Our lawyers can help you fight back against insurance company tactics. We level the playing field.
Get the compensation you deserve
A neck injury can happen in any type of car accident. A negligent driver may have been speeding, driving aggressively, texting, talking on the phone, falling asleep or driving under the influence. The result is a crash that leaves you injured.
There are different types of neck injuries, including:
- Whiplash. The head and neck are thrown backward and forward with great force, causing damage to ligaments, muscles and tendons.
- Slipped or herniated disc. The rubbery cushions between vertebrae in the neck slip out of place and can pinch nerves.
- Fractured vertebrae. The bones in the cervical spinal column may be broken by the force of impact.
- Facet joint injury. The facet joints are connections between the bones of the spinal column. Connective tissue may become damage during a crash.
- Cuts and lacerations. Glass or other debris thrown during the crash could cut into the neck, damaging muscles, ligaments and tendons.
You may need extensive medical treatment for a neck injury. This may include surgery, hospitalization, physical therapy, medication, a neck brace or collar and multiple follow-up appointments with doctors. Your medical expenses can add up quickly and become overwhelming, causing financial stress.
When another driver’s negligence caused your accident, you deserve financial compensation. But the other driver may deny doing anything wrong and refuse to accept responsibility. This leaves you in the position of having to prove negligence.
Insurance companies are supposed to help when you’ve been injured, but the truth is they are not your side. They will look for ways to pay you as little as possible. They may want to you get an independent medical exam, arguing that your injury isn’t that bad. They may seek access to your medical records to try to prove you had pre-existing neck issues.
Helping you fight back
Another common tactic is to offer you a settlement shortly after your accident. That doesn’t sound so bad. You may want to just put this all behind you and move forward. The bills are adding up and their offer seems tempting. The problem is their offer won’t even come close to what they should be paying you.
Our firm takes your case seriously from the start. We investigate your crash to get the facts. That involves gathering evidence, reviewing accident reports and medical records and interviewing witnesses. If needed, we also consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists.
Our attorneys determine the total damages you’ve suffered – including all current and future medical expenses for treating your injury, lost wages if you couldn’t work and pain and suffering. Then we fight for the compensation you deserve, whether it comes through a negotiated settlement or a jury verdict.
Insurance companies know we don’t quit until we get results for our clients. It’s one reason that they hate us.
If you suffered a neck injury in a North Carolina car accident, learn more about how we can help. Contact us to schedule a free consultation at one of our offices in Raleigh, Fayetteville, Dunn, Southern Pines, or Clinton.