Greenwich Spinal, Back, and Neck Injury
Suffering a spinal, back or neck injury is a traumatic event, requiring extensive medical treatment and, sometimes, a change in the way you live. In Greenwich, these injuries can be caused by another’s negligent action, most often in motor vehicle accidents. If you or a loved one has sustained injuries to your spine, neck, or back, Greenwich personal injury attorney Kevin L. Hoffkins of The Law Offices of Kevin L. Hoffkins can help you recover the compensation you need and are entitled to. Those who have contributed to your injuries should be the ones who also have the financial responsibility of your care. Mr. Hoffkins is dedicated to making sure his clients receive the support they need following a spinal, back, or neck injury.Causes of Spinal, Back, and Neck Injuries in Greenwich, Connecticut
Most spinal, back and neck injuries in Greenwich arise from a car or truck collision. However, sometimes slip-and-fall accidents can also cause these types of injury. If you’ve suffered any injuries, it is important to first seek medical attention. In Greenwich, the average time it takes EMS to arrive at a location is 6 minutes, and transport to a hospital after could take 32 to 40 minutes. Because of the seriousness of injury that could be involved, especially for spinal injuries, timing is of utmost importance in these situations. After seeking proper medical care, it is advisable to also consult a knowledgeable Greenwich injury attorney who can assist you in making sure your legal rights are preserved.
According to the Mayo Clinic, car accidents account for over forty percent of all spinal injuries yearly. Neck injuries, such as whiplash, are also extremely common in a crash. Greenwich car accidents occur most often in high-traffic areas, along Route 1. Other roads in the area with dangerous traffic volume include South Beach Avenue, North Street, and Glenville Road. Additionally, Greenwich is the first town travelers from New York City encounter on their way to New England, adding even more to the traffic conditions.
Spinal injuries in any kind of accident can range in severity. A complete spinal injury, such as paraplegia or quadriplegia results in a total loss of function in the affected areas, whereas victims of incomplete spinal injuries retain some functionality but can experience numbness, tingling, or pain. Common back injuries may include herniated discs, soft tissue damage, or fractures. Victims sustaining any of these types of injuries often need medication, physical therapy, or surgery as treatment. Aside from being painful, recovery often involves time missed at work and other costly consequences. Greenwich personal injury attorney Kevin L. Hoffkins can help you pursue proper legal action to seek compensation for such loss from those liable.Liability in a Greenwich Personal Injury Case
Those who have suffered a spinal, back, or neck injury may file a personal injury claim to recover damages. For injuries sustained in Greenwich, the court for the Judicial District of Stamford/Norwalk in Stamford hears personal injury actions. These actions are based on the legal theory of negligence. Negligence exists when one party has breached their duty to act as a reasonable person would, causing another’s injury, and resulting in damages. For instance, if a driver is texting while approaching an intersection, a common problem according to the Greenwich Police Department, and rear-ends another vehicle, causing a driver’s whiplash or other injury, the distracted driver would likely be found to have acted unreasonable and thus negligent.Personal Injury Lawyer Serving Greenwich Residents
Injuries to your spine, back, or neck could take months to recover from. If these injuries are caused by an automobile, truck or motorcycle accident, another party could be liable for causing your harm. Greenwich injury attorney Kevin L. Hoffkins has over twenty years of experience in litigating cases and can help you determine your next legal step. Mr. Hoffkins regularly sees clients at his office at 8 Wright Street in Westport, but represents residents throughout Greenwich. Please contact our office today at (203) 612-7015 or online to find out more about our services.