Neck Injury Lawyer
Experienced Representation for All Types of Neck Injury Cases
Neck injuries can be incredibly painful and extremely debilitating. For many, serious neck injuries result in permanent disabilities, which could have been prevented if not for some type of negligence. When that happens, the injured may have legal options to make the negligent parties pay and bring them to justice.
At Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers, we are exceptionally skilled at helping the injured recover when it matters most. Backed by more than 20 years’ experience, our 5-star neck injury lawyers have what it takes to provide fierce, strategic advocacy and win. We are also dedicated to delivering personal, responsive service while working to secure the maximum available recoveries.
That’s how we’ve built our reputation as leading neck injury attorneys in Louisiana and Texas. And it’s why you can trust us for exceptional advocacy when it’s time to recover and get justice.
Whenever you need answers or advice about a potential neck injury case, simply contact us. We are here for you, ready to help 24/7.
Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers has represented injured people and families in all types of neck injury claims, recovering millions in even the toughest cases. We are ready to make your recovery our next victory.
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What Are the Different Types of Neck Injuries?
Neck injuries can vary in severity and nature, depending on the trauma involved and the precise location of the injury. Some of the more common types of neck injuries include:
- Neck strains and sprains
- Nerve damage in the neck
- Neck fractures and/or dislocations
- Bruising and/or lacerations to the neck
- Neck burn injuries
- Open wounds on the neck
Keep in mind that it’s common for multiple neck injuries to coexist or be “comorbid” with each other. Additionally, neck injuries are often comorbid with other serious conditions, like traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury.
What Causes Most Neck Injuries?
Like many catastrophic injuries, neck injuries are often caused by careless, reckless, and negligent actions. Whether or not those actions are intentional, tend to involve incidents like:
- Falling accidents
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Work accidents
- Other incidents
The following delves into each cause more, shedding light on how negligence can be involved.
Falling Accidents & Neck Injuries
Falls cause about 2 in every 3 neck injuries resulting from a traumatic event (source: NCBI). These falls can occur on ground level or from elevated areas. In general, those who are most vulnerable to severe and deadly neck injuries after falling are young children and the elderly.
Neck Injuries from Motor Vehicle Accidents
Car crashes, big rig wrecks, motorcycle accidents, and other traffic collisions are the second leading cause of trauma-related neck injuries (source: NCBI). When it comes to motor vehicle accidents and neck injuries, it’s important to understand that:
- Even relatively minor neck injuries, like whiplash, can have long-term impacts.
- It doesn’t take a horrific wreck to cause serious neck injuries. Even low-speed crashes that seem fairly minor can leave victims with lasting neck injuries.
- It can take time for the symptoms of neck injuries to present themselves. Sometimes, the initial shock of a wreck can make it easy to overlook some symptoms of neck injuries.
Neck Injuries in Work Accidents
Another leading cause of neck injuries is occupational accidents. In additional to work-related falls and motor vehicle wrecks, other occupational accidents that commonly result in neck injuries include (and aren’t limited to):
- Machinery accidents
- Crushing accidents
- Caught-in-between incidents
- Struck-by incidents
Work-related neck trauma can also be a repetitive stress injury, meaning repeated neck strain over a period of time ends up damaging the nerves, tendons, muscles, and/or bones in the neck.
Other Neck Injury Causes
In addition to the above, other incidents that may contribute to severe neck injuries can include:
- Accidents at dangerous properties
- Incidents caused by equipment malfunctions or product failures
- Violence or criminal assaults
- Sports accidents
- Other events involving negligence
Who Can I Sue Over a Neck Injury?
You may be able to sue all parties whose negligence contributed to your neck injuries. Whether or not you have a case, however, will depend on several factors, including (but not limited to):
- The statute of limitations: How long ago did the accident or diagnosis occur? There is limited time to file a neck injury claim. Louisiana law provides one year while Texas law provides two years. After that, you could lose the right to sue for neck injuries.
- Liability: Who is at fault for the incident that caused the neck injuries? Does the injured party share any liability? If so, (s)he can only sue if some other party is primarily liable. Keep in mind that liability can be challenging to determine. And others may wrongly blame victims for their injuries. So, you cannot rely on what others say about fault when you’re considering suing over neck injuries. It’s best to get your own lawyer who can help you make this determination independently.
- What you can prove: What evidence is available to establish fault and damages related to the neck injury? It can be extremely challenging to sue when there’s no evidence to back up a claim. And the evidence you need won’t be available forever. In fact, it’s not uncommon for at-fault parties to actively get rid of important evidence if they expect a lawsuit.
When Do I Need a Neck Injury Lawyer?
Right now is the perfect time to consult an attorney when you’re asking this question. You also want to contact a lawyer ASAP whenever:
- You need answers or advice about your rights.
- You have been diagnosed with a neck injury after an accident caused by someone else.
- You believe you could have a neck injury claim.
- You have been contacted by an insurance company after suffering a neck injury.
- A loved one has died after suffering a neck injury that may have been caused by another’s negligence.
Talking to a neck injury attorney sooner, not later, is always in your best interests because:
- A lawyer can immediately advise and help you: Other parties can be working to defend against your claim, and they may be very skilled at fighting cases just like yours. That could put you at a serious disadvantage if you’re walking into a claim without the same level of experience in your corner.
- The process can be complex: From investigations and discovery to negotiations and beyond, there’s a lot that goes into crafting a persuasive neck injury claim and setting it up for a successful resolution. An attorney will know what to do at each phase while providing the insight and advice victims need to make informed choices at every juncture.
You can talk to a 5-star neck injury lawyer now by contacting Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers for a free, 100% confidential consultation.
What Damages Are Covered in Neck Injury Compensation?
Past and future losses that are economic and non-economic in nature can be included in neck injury settlements and awards. These financial recoveries will vary from case to case, and they tend to be far more substantial — and far more difficult to calculate — in claims that involve the most serious neck injuries. In these cases, experts are often needed to help evaluate and verify the impacts, costs, and losses.
Keep in mind that the type of claim matters too and that victims could have more than one neck injury case. For example, those who suffer neck injuries at work could have a workers’ compensation claim and a personal injury case. Compensation from those different claims could vary, with:
- Workers’ compensation benefits for neck injuries, covering needs like surgeries, hospital stays, physical therapy, occupational therapy, assistive equipment, and more
- Other compensation, potentially including damages for pain, suffering, loss of consortium, property damage, and more
A 5-Star Neck Injury Lawyer Is Standing by, Ready to Help You 24/7
You don’t have unlimited time to seek justice after you or a loved one has suffered neck injuries. And the clock isn’t the only thing you may need to work against. Insurance companies and others could already be laying the foundation to refute your claim.
The good news is that the neck injury lawyers at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers are here for you. We can provide the answers, advice, and advocacy you need to successfully pursue justice.
For decades, our attorneys have provided the representation, counsel, and service we would expect if we were in our clients’ shoes. That’s how we’ve been so successful at securing the best possible outcomes in the toughest cases. And it’s why we’re known as top neck injury lawyers throughout Louisiana and Texas.
When you only have one chance to win and get justice, we’re the team you can rely on.