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Westport Spinal & Neck Injury Attorney

In car, truck, or motorcycle accidents, a victim may suffer severe spinal, neck, or back injuries. These injuries are not only painful and sometimes permanent, but they also require extensive medical treatment and the costs that come along with that. When another party has negligently caused your injury, they should be the ones who are also responsible for the financial impact. Westport personal injury lawyer Kevin L. Hoffkins assists victims injured by another’s negligence in their legal actions against those at-fault. At The Law Offices of Kevin L. Hoffkins we offer dedicated and aggressive legal representation for clients throughout Connecticut. We understand the legal process can be daunting and we strive to shoulder that burden while victims focus on their recovery. If you have questions regarding your legal options in the aftermath of an accident that you believe was caused by negligence, call our office today or contact us online to speak with attorney.

Common Types of Spinal and Neck Injuries in Westport

Significant injuries to the spine, neck, and back are most often the result of motor vehicle collisions, especially those involving a bicyclist or pedestrian. In recent years, residents of Westport have explored an initiative to improve pedestrian and cyclist options from routes in town, such as downtown Westport to the Westport Train Station, to make it safer for these travelers. However, currently, pedestrians and bicyclists could still be at risk of spinal or back injuries while navigating the roadways. Even a fall, which could potentially occur in one of Westport’s town parks such as Compo Beach or Long Shore, could result in a serious back injury. Falls are particularly dangerous for an elderly victim, and in Westport, approximately 15% of residents are over 65 years old. If you’ve suffered a spinal, neck, or back injury, it is important to contact a knowledgeable Westport attorney as soon as possible who can help determine who might be at fault for your harm. The Mayo Clinic reports that over 40% of spinal injuries are due to motor vehicle accidents. The most common injury in a car crash is whiplash, which occurs most often in rear-end collisions. There are different types of spinal injuries, all of which require medical treatment and recovery efforts. Complete spinal injuries result in complete loss of function from the waist down, known as paraplegia, or from the neck down, known as quadriplegia. When an incomplete spinal injury occurs, victim may still have some function but may also experience pain or numbness. The most common back injuries are herniated discs, soft tissue damage, and fractures.

Pursuing Personal Injury Claims in Westport

When someone else’s negligence leads to your spinal or neck injury, victims can pursue personal injury lawsuits to seek compensation for their losses. These claims can be filed in the Judicial District of Stamford/Norwalk in Stamford for cases arising out of a Westport accident. Negligence is present when a defendant breaches their duty of reasonable care to a victim, causing their injury, which results in damages. In car accident cases, it is usually a negligent driver who has acted unreasonably towards another person on the road. For a slip or trip and fall incident, the party responsible for maintaining safe conditions on their property can be held liable. Evidence such as medical records, accident reconstructions, and police reports are vital to showing negligence in your injury claim. In Westport, an accident report can be obtained from the Westport Police Department Records Division approximately 48 hours after the accident occurs. These reports can also be purchased online for $11. The Records Division is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

Personal Injury Lawyer Assisting Westport Victims

Victims who have suffered spinal, neck or back injuries will need financial support for medical costs, as well as time spent away from their job, as well as compensation for any change in their ability to work as they once did. Westport personal injury lawyer Kevin L. Hoffkins fights to make sure the appropriate parties pay for those damages. If you need legal guidance following serious injury from a car, motorcycle, truck, or slip and fall accident, contact The Law Offices of Kevin L. Hoffkins or online today.