Darien Spinal, Back, and Neck Injury
Spinal, back, and neck injuries can often lead to temporary, if not permanent, impairment. These types of injuries can also often be caused by negligence, either in a motor vehicle accident or a slip and fall incident. Darien injury attorney Kevin L. Hoffkins of The Law Offices of Kevin L. Hoffkins helps victims of these accidents pursue proper legal claims against those responsible. Victims who sustain serious spinal, back, or neck injury may need time to recover. With this time also comes costs associated with medical bills, being away from work, physical therapy, and other escalating expenses. Mr. Hoffkins believes that the parties at-fault for causing such injuries are the ones who should bear these costs. He is committed to making sure his clients recover the compensation they are due in these situations. If you have suffered an injury in Darien and need legal assistance, contact The Law Offices of Kevin L. Hoffkins today to speak with an attorney today.Darien Spinal, Back, and Neck Injury Claims
Many spinal, back and neck injuries that Darien residents suffer are due to a motor vehicle accident. Interstate-95, one of the most dangerous highways in the nation, serves the area and is often the site of these collisions. If you’ve been involved in a serious automobile crash, it is important to contact the police as soon as possible. The Darien Police Department has a specialized five-member Accident Investigation Team which assists the Field Services Bureau to investigate accidents involving serious bodily injury, such as those to the neck, back, or spine. After receiving immediate medical attention, it is also important to contact an experienced injury lawyer in Darien who can further help you in exploring your legal options.
Severe pain in the neck or back is a sign of a serious injury, however these injuries can present with numbness or tingling, or even delayed symptoms. Some of the most common injuries are those affecting the discs, which can either be herniated, ruptured or compressed. Aside from chronic pain, victims who suffer disc injuries could also be rendered paraplegic or quadriplegic. Whiplash is also common in automobile accidents. Regardless of the type of spinal, back, or neck injuries, victims will need some kind of treatment. This treatment ranges from medication and doctor’s visits to multiple surgeries, physical therapy, and sometimes adjusting to an entire change to their daily lives.Filing a Lawsuit for Personal Injury in Darien
When someone else’s negligent actions cause your spinal, back, or neck injury, you may be entitled to damages in a personal injury lawsuit. These lawsuits are filed in the Superior Court for the Judicial District of Stamford/Norwalk, which is located in Stamford. Showing negligence in these cases requires that there is a breached duty of reasonable care, which caused the victim’s injuries and resulted in damages. Negligent, unreasonable actions in car accident cases can involve excessive speeding, texting while driving, and aggressive driving practices. Obtaining an accident report could be vital evidence in proving your personal injury claim. These reports are available from the Darien Police Department’s Records Division. The Division can be reached at (203) 662-5320, and operates Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is open 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Fridays. A seasoned Darien injury attorney at the Law Offices of Kevin L. Hoffkins can further determine what evidence is important to your situation.
Once liability is established, victims suffering from a spinal, back, or neck injuries will be entitled to damages. Compensation in these claims can include past as well as future medical expenses, that could be substantial for ongoing care. Victims may also be awarded damages for loss of income, diminished earning capacity, and pain and suffering.Personal Injury Representation in Darien
If you’ve sustained injuries to your spine, back, or neck, recovery can take anywhere from weeks to months. Some injuries are permanent, and victims may need life-long care. Darien personal injury attorney Kevin L. Hoffkins is dedicated to making sure the parties who caused such harm are the ones who bear the costs. With over twenty years of experience in litigation, Mr. Hoffkins has successfully fought on behalf of his clients to obtain the best possible outcome in their cases. The Law Offices of Kevin L. Hoffkins is located at 8 Wright Street, #107, Westport, Connecituct, but our firm assists Darien clients as well. Please contact our office today at (203) 612-7015 or online to learn how we can help.