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A neck injury can be painful, and devastating, altering the quality of life, severely restricting activities, and impacting the ability to work and enjoy life. Severe injuries can result in paralysis or even death.
Suppose you or a loved one has suffered a neck injury due to someone else’s negligence or fault. In that case, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses through insurance or a personal injury lawsuit. While no amount of money can compensate for the suffering involved, compensation can at least relieve your burdens by covering expenses, costs of treatment and continuing care, and replacing lost wages.
Alabama personal injury laws are complicated, and if you were found to have contributed to the accident, you might not collect compensation at all. Insurance companies are out for profit and will attempt to pay out as little as possible or trick you into saying something to make it seem that the accident was your fault. Making mistakes can cost you the compensation you deserve, so do not try to fight for compensation on your own.
At Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana, our skilled Mobile neck injury attorneys know how to deal with insurance companies and their lawyers and how to fight for optimum compensation. We will attempt to negotiate a fair settlement. Still, we are fully prepared to advocate for you in court if necessary.
We offer a free consultation to discuss your individual situation and determine the best way to move forward. There are no fees to you unless and until we win your case, so call us today to get started at (251) 444-7000.
When dealing with complicated neck injury cases, it is important to find an attorney you feel comfortable with and who has the experience and resources necessary to investigate, negotiate, and litigate complicated personal injury claims.
Here are some reasons why we feel Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana are your best choice:
When you retain Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana, you’ll have the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have a skilled advocate in your corner. We will start working for you immediately and will:
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Our Mobile neck injury attorneys will fight for an award that covers all your “damages” – the costs and losses and resulting injuries you have suffered from your accident. Your damage award should include both your “economic” and your “noneconomic” damages.
Economic damages are for your actual monetary costs which may include:
Noneconomic damages are for your damages that do not have a specific dollar value, but negatively impact your life, such as:
Punitive damages. In some rare cases where there was gross negligence, punitive damages may also be awarded to serve as an example and deter similar behavior in the future.
The physical, mental, and monetary toll of a severe neck injury can be devastating. Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana will fight to help you receive the compensation and health care services to which you are entitled.
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In any Alabama personal injury case, proving another party (the defendant in the case) was negligent and at fault for causing your injury is essential. To prove negligence, our Daphne neck injury attorneys must show the existence of the following legal elements:
Our legal team would investigate how your neck injury occurred, gather evidence that shows that the defendant was at fault, and get testimony from experts as to your injuries and the care you will need to show damages. In some cases, there may be more than one negligent party and we would look to name them all as defendants, as they all may have insurance and assets that could go toward a settlement.
After a serious neck injury, you are bound to have questions. We can best answer your specific concerns at your free consultation, but to get started, here are some answers to questions our attorneys are often asked:
Are there time limits for filing a lawsuit?
Yes, Alabama has a statute of limitations that sets time limits for filing a personal injury lawsuit. According to the law, (Alabama Code Section 6-2-38), you generally have two years from the date of the accident to file a claim, or the courts are likely to refuse to hear your case.
How much can I get in a settlement?
There is a wide range of settlement amounts possible for a neck and back injury, from thousands to millions of dollars, depending on the circumstances of the case and the factors involved. Generally, the more serious and permanent the injury and the higher the costs, the higher the settlement. Our attorneys can tell you more at your free consultation.
What if my loved one died from a neck injury?
If a loved one died from a neck injury, our attorneys may be able to file a wrongful death claim to receive compensation. Under Alabama law, (Section 6-5-410 of the Code of Alabama), a wrongful death claim can result in compensation for funeral and burial costs, in addition to other damages.
What if I was injured at work?
If you were injured while working, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits regardless of who was at fault. To qualify for workers’ compensation in Alabama, you need only show that:
Workers’ comp does not usually cover all your losses, so speak to our neck injury attorneys to see if you can go beyond workers’ comp and also file a case for personal injury.
What if I did something to contribute to the accident?
Alabama is a contributory negligence state, so if you are even one percent responsible for causing your injuries, you cannot recover damages. There are two general exceptions:
It is especially important to have an attorney working with you to keep from being found to have contributed to your accident.
When you have our Mobile neck injury lawyers on your side, we will handle all legal hurdles to avoid costly mistakes, and we will keep you informed and answer all your questions throughout the entire legal process.
Neck injuries can be excruciating and can impose severe restrictions on your activities. They can be complex and challenging to prove. Soft tissue injuries don’t show up on X-rays, so it is essential to have medical experts document this type of injury.
Due to the intricate nature of the legal system, those who suffer these injuries typically benefit more from settlements and jury awards if they retain legal representation. A good lawyer will know what evidence to look for, whom to question, and how to compile a compelling case on your behalf. On your own, this will take a lot of work to achieve.
You can rely on the experienced personal injury lawyers at Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana to fight hard and relentlessly on your behalf for a fair settlement. So let us take the burden off you and handle the legal details involved with winning compensation so you can focus on getting better.
We provide a free consultation, and there are no fees to you unless and until we win your case, so call us today at (251) 444-7000 to get started while the evidence is fresh, and witnesses can be found.