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New Jersey Neck & Back Injury Attorney

Neck and back injuries can be some of the most expensive injuries a person can sustain. If you have hurt your neck or back in an accident, you might need surgery or inpatient hospitalization. This immediate hospital bill could be staggering. Then you will have follow up care, consultations with specialists, rehabilitative services, and other ongoing medical treatment that could last for the rest of your life. Add in lost wages, decreases to your future earning potential, lost employment benefits (such as retirement contributions and health insurance), and other work-related losses, and you could be out millions of dollars.

Individuals and companies who cause injuries through their negligence have a legal obligation to compensate injury victims for the financial losses caused by their negligence. In addition to medical bills, lost wages and benefits, and property damage, a negligent defendant must also compensate injury victims for their pain and suffering. Therefore it is so important to consult with a personal injury lawyer after hurting your neck or back in an accident.

The following are some of the most common ways that New Jersey injury victims sustain neck and back injuries.

Auto Accidents

Auto accidents are one of the most common sources of serious injuries and personal injury claims. Whether the accident was caused by a negligent driver, a manufacturing defect such as faulty brakes, or some other cause, you are entitled to compensation from the person or company whose negligence caused your injuries.

Workplace Accidents

Workplace accidents are another common source of neck and back injuries – particularly in dangerous jobs, such as construction. Any worker who is injured on the job has the right to seek compensation from their employer’s worker’s compensation insurance carrier. But worker’s compensation coverage has a cap on the amount of wage compensation you receive, and it does not compensate for pain and suffering.

Some workplace injuries are eligible for a personal injury claim instead of worker’s compensation coverage. If, for example, your injury was caused by defective machinery, the manufacturer might be liable for your injuries. This means you could be compensated for all of your lost wages, in addition to pain and suffering.

Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are also eligible for compensation. Property owners have a legal obligation to keep their land safe, and those who fail to do so can be liable for the injuries they cause. This is especially the case with retail store owners. Because they are inviting the public onto their land for their own financial gain, the law holds them to a higher standard of safety than private homeowners.

The Right Personal Injury Attorney For New Jersey Accident Victims

Neck and back injuries can cause pain, suffering, and financial losses that might last for the rest of your life. It is important to consult with an experienced New Jersey personal injury lawyer after any type of accident. Attorney Scott G. Leonard has helped protect the rights of New Jersey injury victims for over twenty years. Call (973) 984-1414 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.