Attorney Serving NYC and Surrounding Boroughs
How much is your NYC car accident neck or back injury worth is often asked by my personal injury clients. These injuries may be whiplash injuries involving stretching and tearing of the muscles and ligaments of the neck or back.
Settlements are vary widely. In our experience, successful monetary recoveries for simple injury may range anywhere from $7,500 to over $50,000. On the other hand, if the neck injury or back injury requires a surgical procedure such as a neck fusion, then the monetary award can easily be $500,000.00 or more.
Neck and back injuries that necessitate an invasive surgical procedure may affect one’s ability to work and can cause long- lasting pain and debilitation. Compensation awards in such scenarios tend to be higher for these more significant injuries than less serious neck injuries.
Just how much a personal injury victim may receive in a neck injury settlement depends on many factors. Attorney Michael J. Redenburg will discuss these factors with you and the potential value of your case during a free consultation. For your case evaluation, please call Michael at 212-240-9465.
Determining Potential Neck Injury Settlements
Each year, there are millions of whiplash injuries in the United States. A good settlement can often times depend on the way that the neck injury was caused. Neck and spinal cord injuries are not uncommon in NYC car accident cases.
Neck injuries may arise in any type of crash, but they are very common in rear-end collisions. There are over one million rear-end car crashes on an annual basis. About 500,000 people are injured in these collisions every year. At one point, the National Transportation Safety Board determined that 87% of rear-end accidents happen because drivers aren’t paying attention to the roadways.
Even minor crashes can lead to severe whiplash. A personal injury lawyer, practicing law for over a decade, has seen firsthand just how painful, debilitating and lasting a neck injury can be. Nothing is guaranteed, but when you are awarded money for a neck injury, the amount is based on factors including:
- Your medical bills and lost wages. Keep all records of the care you’ve gotten for the injuries you sustained, including medical bills, hospital statements, receipts, letters from the doctor’s office and documents evincing lost time from work.
- Severity of the neck injury. A physician determines how seriously your neck and spine injuries are. Generally speaking, more traumatic injuries will result in larger settlements or verdicts because they are more painful, more life-changing, expensive and traumatic.
Contact Michael J. Redenburg Now for a Complimentary Consultation
The only way to learn about the potential money value of your neck injury case is to call experienced personal injury attorney Michael J. Redenburg for a free claim evaluation at 212-240-9465.