Carrollwood Neck Injury Attorney
The neck is one of the most important areas of the body. The cervical spine, a key part of the central nervous system, runs through the neck. Other nerves connect the neck to the arms. Furthermore, a serious internal injury, like an aneurism, could cause brain damage. The neck is also one of the most vulnerable areas of the body. Motorcycle wrecks are a good example. Helmets usually protect most of the head. But they leave the neck largely uncovered. Furthermore, the aforementioned nerves usually have no bones to protect them.
The compassionate Carrollwood neck injury attorneys at Moore Law understand the intense pain and suffering these victims must endure. Many people on our professional team are motorcycle accident survivors. This understanding fuels our drive to obtain maximum compensation in these cases. Despite the messages that television advertisements project, the insurance company is not “on your side” in these situations. Their lawyers are committed to minimum compensation for victims. Our dedicated professional team levels the playing field.
Neck Injuries and Falls
Property owners could be responsible for fall-related neck injuries if they owed a legal duty to the victim, as follows:
- Invitee: People are invitees in Florida if they have specific permission (a party invitation) or general permission (an “open” sign) to be on the property, and their presence produced an actual or potential economic or noneconomic benefit. Since the owner/victim relationship is so close, the owner usually has a duty of reasonable care in these cases.
- Licensee: These individuals have permission to be on the property, but there is no actual or potential benefit to the owner. An Uber Eats driver delivering dinner to a hotel guest is probably a licensee. Since the relationship is not as close, the legal responsibility level is not as high. Usually, owners must only warn licensees about latent (hidden) property defects.
- Trespasser: This pejorative term simply refers to someone who has no permission and produces no benefit. Usually, owners owe no duty in these cases. Stories of injured burglars who sued homeowners for damages are mostly urban legends. However, there are a few liability exceptions, like the frequent trespasser rule and the attractive nuisance doctrine.
Additionally, the victim/plaintiff must prove that the owner knew, or should have known, about the hazard which caused injury. Common fall hazards include wet floors, uneven sidewalks, and loose handrails.
When people fall, even if they don’t hit their heads or necks, the impact often knocks the cervical spine out of alignment. Risky and invasive back surgery is usually the only way to correct these injuries.
Neck Injuries and Vehicle Collisions
Car crashes cause even more neck injuries than falls. Whiplash is the most common crash-related neck injury.
The motion of a wreck causes the neck to snap violently back and forth. That action usually damages the aforementioned nerves in the neck. What begins as neck soreness eventually becomes a severe pain that radiates from the shoulders down to the hands. If not treated promptly and properly, whiplash could cause paralysis.
Like many other vehicle collision injuries, whiplash is a soft tissue injury. X-rays and other common diagnostic tests don’t detect it. Therefore, our Carrollwood neck injury lawyers usually connect victims with doctors who focus exclusively on such injuries.
Legally, the other driver is usually responsible for these injuries. Compensation is available if the victim/plaintiff proves negligence, or a lack of care, by a preponderance of the evidence, or more likely than not.
Rely On a Thorough Hillsborough County Lawyer
Injury victims are usually entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced neck injury lawyer in Carrollwood, contact Moore Law by going online or calling 813-510-5400. Virtual, home, after-hours, and hospital visits are available.