A Montclair car accident attorney can you help you understand your legal rights when you have sustained a neck injury in a car accident. They can also help you understand the types and amount of compensation that might be available, while explaining to you the many factors that determine your compensation. If you have been injured in a car accident, you should contact your lawyer for more information.
Calculating the Value of a Neck Injury
Neck injuries can be significant, resulting in temporary or permanent disability. The effects of this type of injury can last a lifetime, causing an individual to suffer chronic pain and other difficulties.
In order to determine the value of your claim, a variety of factors will need to be considered. For instance, your initial medical treatment may be recovered. This includes transportation in an ambulance, emergency room and treatment given right away (such as medication).
You may also be dealing with follow-up medical care, which can be very costly. Depending on the nature and extent of your neck injury, you could be compensated for surgery, chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy and other forms of treatment.
Your employment may be impacted by your neck injury. The wages you have lost because of your injury could be added to your claim. If you are unable to return to work, earning potential may be recovered.
In some cases, your neck injury may lead to a different type of work with fewer hours or less pay. The difference in your income also may be valued into your claim.
In addition to your medical costs and lost wages, personal expenses may be considered. If you aren’t able to drive to your appointments and have to pay someone to take you, compensation could be included. If you can’t perform daily activities (such as chores or taking care of your children) and must employ the help of others, that sum could be added to your claim.
Non-economic damages may be available that address pain and suffering, mental anguish, reduced quality of life, loss of consortium and more. Each case is unique and will require experienced legal help in order to determine the damages you may be entitled to seek.
Consulting with a Montclair Car Accident Attorney
Need an attorney to fight your case? Then you should call D.J. Banovitz at 303-300-5060. He has years of experience handling cases dealing with complex issues of car accident claims. You can also prepare for your case by ordering a copy of our free guide 7 Costly Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Colorado Injury Case.