How Much Is My Neck Injury Worth?

April 30, 2019 | By O'Connor Acciani & Levy
How Much Is My Neck Injury Worth?

The amount of compensation accident victims can recover for a neck injury depends on many factors: the severity of the injury, the pain endured and daily activities that are affected by the injury. If you or a loved one suffered a neck injury in an accident, it is vital to consult with an experienced Cincinnati personal injury lawyer at O'Connor, Acciani & Levy about your potential claim. We can explain how to protect the value of the claim. We can also estimate the range of possible compensation amounts based on your individual circumstances. We will support you through your recovery and the claim process.

Types Of Neck Injuries

Depending on the severity of injury, different types of neck injuries may also extend to other parts of the body. These are the types of neck injuries from the most severe to the least:
  • Neck and spinal cord injury
  • Cervical dislocation at the neck and spine
  • Fracture of the neck
  • Nerve root and brachial plexus burners and stingers
  • Spinal herniated disc
  • Whiplash
  • Sprains of the neck and muscle strains
  • Soft tissue damage

Important Neck Injury Facts

There are several important things you should know about neck injuries and the damage they can cause:
  • Spinal cord damage can cause paralysis.
  •  A fracture in the neck is possible after a fall, impact to the neck or severe trauma.
  • Damage to nerves can cause chronic stinging and burning sensations.
  • A herniated disc often causes trauma to the back and neck and can cause severe pain and even migraines.
  • Whiplash is a set of symptoms that affect the neck, head, back and other areas. These often lead to extensive pain.
  • Sprains and strains are the result of joints and muscles that become twisted or overstretched.

How Severity And Duration Of The Injury Matter

The more severe and the longer the injury lasts, the more compensation a person can potentially acquire through a personal injury claim. Juries and insurance adjusters use these factors to determine possible ranges of compensation. Serious injuries that include fractured bones, such as the cervical bone, often result in higher-value awards because they are considered more severe than soft tissue bodily harm, such as whiplash. Duration of treatment can also significantly increase the value of a claim, along with the length and seriousness of pain and suffering the victim suffers.

Estimating Damages

Estimating a fair value for damages in personal injury cases requires knowledge of many factors, particularly the severity of the injury. Your lawyer can calculate the value of medical bills for treatment and future care by reviewing the doctor’s evaluation of each injury. Estimating the value of your damages also depends on the following:
  • What a local insurance company or court would award for similar cases
  • The effects of the injury on the specific plaintiff
  • How bodily harm affects the victim’s life
  • Decrease in the quality of life
Our lawyers will factor in all damages and research the local area to estimate the amount of compensation an insurance company or court would likely award for your claim.

Contact A Skilled Lawyer To Estimate Your Damages

After suffering a neck injury caused by an accident, it is important to have a legal team you can trust. If you are having difficulties with an insurance company, our attorneys can assist by handling all communications with the insurance company, as well as negotiating a fair settlement on your behalf. We can answer your questions about the damages, severity of pain and suffering, and how different factors can affect your claim. We are here to help you recover the most compensation possible. Contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation. Because we work only on a contingency fee basis, you pay no charges upfront. We receive no payment unless your case is successful.