Neck injuries are hardly ever minor. Many of them require prompt medical attention to prevent further damage from spreading. Even then, it may already be too late, and you are left with permanent issues that will severely impact the way you live your life.
You can recover financial compensation for an accident that resulted in your neck injury. Our Savannah neck injury lawyers are here to help. The team at John Foy & Associates has helped personal injury victims recover a settlement for over 20 years.
We are confident that we have the skill and resources necessary to help win your claim. Call us today at (404) 400-4000.
What Damages Can I Get Compensated for After a Neck Injury?
If your damages were a direct result of your accident or injury, you can compensate for them. There are many types of damages that you can sustain due to a neck injury:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Lost wages and reduced earning capacity
- Medical and assisted living expenses
- Home alterations and substitute services
- Vehicle and property repairs
Calculating your damages can be quite difficult if you don’t maintain accurate financial records of all your expenses. You will want to keep all of your receipts and invoices safe so that nothing gets left out of your settlement.
For more abstract damages, such as loss of enjoyment of life, a formula is used to calculate those. One formula can’t account for extraneous factors such as the severity of your loss of enjoyment or how deeply your neck injury has affected you. Thus, we will consider all of the context surrounding your injury and use legal precedence to guide us as well.
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Can’t I Negotiate for Compensation on My Own?
Anyone can file a compensation claim for their neck injury and negotiate with the insurance company by themselves. But, why would you? If you don’t have strong legal experience, you will be fighting an extremely uphill battle that will cost you a huge chunk of your settlement.
Even worse, you could just end up losing altogether, making all that time and effort worthless. Don’t miss out on getting the full amount of compensation you are owed. A neck injury attorney can dramatically increase your chances of getting the best settlement possible.
Our lawyers can help you:
- File your claim on time.
- Gather all of the necessary evidence and documents to support your claim.
- Help ensure that you get all of the proper medical treatment to the fullest extent.
- Talk to expert witnesses and use their testimony during negotiations or at trial.
- Represent your best interests always and help you make sound legal decisions.
You don’t have anything to risk or lose. If we can’t win compensation for you, you pay us nothing. We operate on a contingency basis.
Don’t File a Claim Too Early
When you file a claim too early, you run the risk of settling without properly accounting for all of your damages. For example, if you have unresolved medical issues stemming from your neck injury, it is best to get them treated as thoroughly as possible before filing.
Insurance companies know that if you file quickly, they can get off the hook for whatever damages you may incur later on by paying you a low settlement fast. Instead, go by the deadline you have under Georgia law.
The Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) §9-3-33 states that you have two years to file your claim after a neck injury. While you shouldn’t wait until the last minute to file your claim, you should instead file at the optimal time. This time differs for everyone, but generally, our lawyers will recommend you file right after you complete medical treatment and you have a strong case built up.
Our Lawyers Have Over 20 Years of Experience
With more than two decades of legal experience, we know how to fight for our clients and get them properly compensated for their damages. Don’t let an insurance company stand in the way of getting you a fair settlement. Our neck injury lawyers know every trick they can pull under the books.
With strong legal representation acting on your behalf, you can tip the skewed balance of negotiating power to your favor. You don’t have to file a claim and go through the legal process alone. While we fight for you, you can focus on healing and recovery from your accident.
Free Consultation Available
If you’re in Savannah and need help filing a claim for your neck injury, contact the lawyers at John Foy & Associates today. With a free consultation, we can inform you of all the options you have under the law.
Schedule an appointment with us at (404) 400-4000. We are available 24/7 to assist.