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New York Neck and Back Injuries

Neck and back injuries are among the most common, life-changing, and debilitating conditions people can suffer. These injuries result in severe, often chronic pain, time away from work, and expensive medical care. Whether you or someone you love suffered a neck and back injury in a slip and fall, a car accident, or work incident, these injuries can change your life. Do not ignore or minimalize neck and back pain after an accident. Instead, consult a neck and back injury lawyer.

The New York spinal cord injury lawyers with Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. have decades of experience in fighting for everything that injury victims deserve. We have successfully recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for accident victims in similar circumstances, but the first step in making a claim for neck and back compensation will be to review your situation with a skilled attorney. Let us discuss your accident, answer your questions, support you, and fight for you to recover all the damages you incurred.

If you are suffering neck or back pain due to an accident caused by negligence, call (212) 490-5700 to set up a free, no-risk consultation. There are no up-front fees, and you owe nothing until we win compensation for you.

Neck and Back Pain: Symptoms & Causes

Significant neck and back pain can occur after virtually any situation where a force stretches the muscles and ligaments in the neck and back beyond capacity. This can sometimes cause debilitating inflammation. It can be hard to identify serious back and neck pain immediately after an accident since the symptoms can progress over time. However, some typical signs of neck and back injury are an inability to find comfort while sitting, standing, or lying down. This leads to almost constant pain.

Common causes of neck and back pain include:

  • Slips and Falls: Slips and falls can happen anywhere. In situations where a property owner or manager failed to uphold their duty to keep stairs, walkways, or other areas properly maintained, and you fell, resulting in neck or back pain, our attorneys can work with you to determine if there is a premises liability claim and work to secure compensation for your various damages.
  • Car Accidents: Neck and back pain after car accidents are common due to the violent force involved. Collisions can lead to injuries like whiplash, disc injuries, or a broken neck or back, among others. Our attorneys will investigate the cause, what contributed to your injuries, identify who’s at fault, and fight to hold them accountable.
  • Truck Crashes Even slow-speed crashes with large, heavy trucks may result in devastating neck and back injuries. These claims can also become complicated because aside from reckless drivers, their employers may also bear some responsibility. When these accidents occur, you need an experienced spine injury lawyer to help understand who might be responsible.
  • Bike Accidents: Because bike riders have little protection, injuries to the back and neck are common when negligent drivers collide with cyclists. Our attorneys will fully assess the harm done, identify who’s at fault, and work to obtain everything the law says you deserve.
  • MTA Incidents: Mass transportation in NYC is not without hazards. Riding the bus and subway can still lead to back and neck injury if safety measures are ignored. Whether the bus was involved in an accident while you were on board or you fell down the subway steps, you’ll need help from a skilled injury lawyer.
  • Workplace Injuries: If you suffered a back or neck injury at work, there might be times when another party other than your employer is responsible. Under some circumstances, they could be held responsible and required to pay damages. It is important that you call our attorneys to discuss workplace injuries that resulted in neck and back pain.
  • Construction Accidents: If you work in construction, you know it can be dangerous work. Even on the safest worksite, accidents can and do happen. Potential hazards include falls off ladders or scaffolding.

Whiplash Injuries

Whiplash is one of the most common causes of neck and back pain and is often seen following motor vehicle accidents, especially in rear-end collisions. The sudden force of the head “whipping” back and forth gives the condition its name. Because of the strain on the neck, injury occurs to the soft tissue, discs, nerves, and ligaments.

The injury can also sneak up on people who have been involved in what is believed to be a minor crash. They may think they are fine physically, maybe just “shook up,” but a few days pass, and then the neck begins to hurt. Seeking medical treatment as soon as symptoms present is essential. Make sure the treating provider knows that you were involved in an accident.


The symptoms of whiplash include:

  • Neck pain that worsens when you moved your neck
  • Pain or tenderness in the back, shoulders, upper back, and arms
  • Neck stiffness and lack of range of motion
  • Headaches that start in the back of the skull
  • Tingling and numbness in arms
  • Dizziness, nausea, and fatigue

Because whiplash injuries can present slowly and can be very serious, it is vital that you work with a bank injury lawyer to pursue the correct damages. Don’t speak to an insurance company representative before you understand the extent of your injuries.

 

Neck and Back Injury Compensation

With millions of Americans suffering from neck and back pain every year, the cost of medical care and lost productivity is estimated to be billions of dollars. Even mild neck and back injuries can lead to years of recovery and rehabilitation. Everyday tasks can be excruciating when you cannot move like you used to.

It can be hard to know how to handle a neck or back injury after an accident, but you have options to consider. When another party’s negligence caused your current situation, you can file a personal injury claim to receive compensation for your or your loved one’s damages. Whether it is through a back injury settlement or lawsuit, by working with a skilled back injury lawyer, you can seek fair and full recovery for your:

  • Medical Bills
  • Lost Wages and benefits
  • Physical Pain and Suffering
  • Emotional Distress and Mental Anguish
  • Disfigurement
  • Disability
  • Reduced Earning Capacity
  • Reduced Quality of Life

At Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., we are proud to have recovered significant sums after people have suffered serious neck and back injuries. However, there is no way to tell the exact value of a claim without going over your case with an attorney.

To discuss your circumstances and what you can expect from an injury claim, call us right away. Our lawyers will investigate what led to your injury, gather and analyze all the evidence, and identify the liable parties. From there, we will help you obtain everything you deserve.

Let Us Handle the Insurance Companies

When you’ve been injured, insurance companies, your own and that of any other potentially responsible party, will be anxious to speak with you regarding the settlement of your claim. It is vital that you work with a back injury lawyer before engaging with an insurance company. Insurance companies not only want to devalue your injuries but also offer quick settlements to avoid litigation costs and pay less than you deserve.

The quicker the insurer can get the claim closed, the better. Taking the first offer for your back and neck injury is usually never a good idea. Remember, these injuries can worsen over time and may require surgery. In the initial weeks after an accident, you may not know exactly how severe your condition is and what medical and rehabilitative treatment is necessary. This makes it essential to consult an attorney as soon as possible after a back or neck injury.

At Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., we know how to deal with the insurance companies and their representatives. We know their tactics and how they try to pay out less than what’s fair to back and neck injury victims. Let us handle communicating with the insurers involved and fight for the maximum compensation possible so you can heal and provide for your family.

Speak with an Attorney About Your Injury

Injuries to the soft tissue areas of the neck or back can be painful and sometimes debilitating. Recovery is long and often not complete, leaving you with a chronic condition to manage during your lifetime. Such injuries can affect your livelihood and personal life dramatically. Because the consequences of neck and back injuries are so serious, you need to discuss your situation with the back injury lawyers at Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C.

Call (212) 490-5700, or contact us online for a free case evaluation. We will fight to get everything you need. There are no up-front fees, and you owe nothing until we win compensation for you.

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