Stamford Spinal and Neck Injury Attorney
When an individual experiences a spinal, neck, or back injury, they are often faced with months, if not years of rehabilitative treatment. Sometimes these injuries even cause permanent impairment. If your spinal or neck injury was due to another party’s negligent actions, those parties need to be held accountable. Stamford personal injury lawyer Kevin L. Hoffkins of The Law Offices of Kevin L. Hoffkins assists victims who have suffered these kinds of injuries recover the compensation they are entitled to from those responsible for their harm. Our firm provides compassionate and comprehensive legal services for victims of car accidents, slip-and-falls, or any other incident that has led to your injuries. A victims’ first priority should be on healing, while we fight on your behalf. If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle collision or any other accident you believe was caused by negligence, contact our office today to explore your legal options.Types of Spinal and Neck Injuries Caused by Negligence
Car or truck accidents are a major source of spinal and neck injuries in Stamford. The Mayo Clinic lists car accidents as a leading cause of spinal injuries every year, with forty percent of all spinal injuries stemming from a collision. With many vehicles on Stamford roads, especially Interstate-95, the potential for serious injuries in these accidents is high. Following an accident, it is important to consult a knowledgeable Stamford injury attorney who can help you assess the causes, and at-fault parties, for your injuries. Some of the most common injuries to the spine, neck, and back that occur in these types of collisions include:
- Stress, spinal, or compression fractures
- Herniated, ruptured, or slipped discs
- Paralysis, including quadriplegia and paraplegia
Some of these injuries are more severe than others. However, all of them are painful and require medical treatment. Sometimes, following an accident, the extent or type of your spinal or neck injury is not readily apparent. These injuries can have symptoms that do not present until days, or even weeks, later. Seeking medical attention right away following an accident is vital to make sure you are properly diagnosed and treated.Stamford Personal Injury Claims
If your spinal, neck, or back injuries were caused by another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation in a personal injury lawsuit. In Stamford, these claims are filed in the Superior Court for the Judicial District of Stamford/Norwalk, located at 123 Hoyt St. To show negligence, and prevail in these suits, it must be proven that the defendant breached an owed duty of reasonable care to the victim, thereby causing their injuries, which resulted in damages. For example, if a defendant was speeding through a cross walk, and hit a pedestrian, rendering them paraplegic, that would indicate a lack of reasonable care while driving.
Evidence such as witness testimony, medical experts, and other documentation relating to the accident and your injuries are key in these lawsuits. Victims injured in a Stamford car, truck, or motorcycle accidents should consider obtaining the accident reports compiled by the Stamford Police Department. These reports can be obtained within three to 5 business days from the date of the accident from the Department’s Records Division. Record Room hours are Monday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, and Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:00 am until 5:30 pm. The Division is closed Wednesday and Sunday. Record requests can also be taken by e-mail or online.Stamford Personal Injury Lawyer
Serious spinal, back, or neck injuries require extensive rehabilitation. Victims who have suffered these injuries as a result of negligence may be entitled to damages such as past and future medical costs, loss of or earning capacity, as well as compensation for pain and suffering. Stamford personal injury lawyer Kevin L. Hoffkins helps victims pursue proper legal action against the parties who have caused their harm. Mr. Hoffkins represents clients throughout Connecticut with personal injury claims arising out of car accidents, truck collisions, and motorcycle crashes, as well as those injured in slip-and-fall incidents. If you need legal guidance after suffering a spinal, back, or neck injury, call The Law Offices of Kevin L. Hoffkins today at (203) 612-7015 or contact us online to learn more about how we can help.