Our neck injury lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. frequently represent clients who have suffered a serious injury to the neck in a Michigan car accident. These serious injuries can be very complex and unpredictable. Many of these injuries are life altering for both the accident victim and the supporting family and cause permanent disability.
Common Neck Injuries From Accidents
The trauma and impact caused by auto accidents often causes severe injuries to the neck and spine. These injuries include herniated discs, ruptured discs, fractured vertebrae, and serious strains and sprains. As a result of these conditions, the accident victim suffers damages to the nerves running down the neck and spine into the arms, hands, fingers, and legs. These injuries can be completely disabling both immediately after the accident and even for life.
Most doctors attempt conservative treatments, like physical therapy, first and then only recommend surgery after all other non-surgical treatments have failed to relieve the pain and disability. Neck surgeries include spinal fusions, laminectomies, placement of hardware, and pain management procedures. There is often a need for assistance around the home during the period of recovery and assistance with activities of daily living.
No-Fault Insurance Benefits for an Injured Neck
Under Michigan law, a car accident victim who suffers a neck injury in an auto accident in Michigan is entitled to several types of insurance benefits. The first claim is for Michigan no-fault insurance benefits, otherwise known as First Party or PIP benefits. These include payment of medical bills, lost wages, attendant care services, replacement and household services, and other benefits. They also include the cost of cognitive rehabilitation and training. These benefits can be substantial and many of them last for the lifetime of the injury victim.
Best Michigan Attorneys for Neck Injury Cases
It is essential that the neck injury victim and family choose a top-rated accident lawyer to represent them in their claims. The attorney must have specialized knowledge of the medical issues involving spinal injuries and neck injuries as well as thorough understanding of the Michigan laws that can be utilized to obtain the best possible compensation for the injury, as well as battling the insurance company to pay all benefits due and owing under the No-Fault insurance laws.
Our Michigan lawyers have obtained significant neck injury settlements and jury verdicts in cases involving neck injuries. For more information after a neck injury in a Michigan car accident, call our office now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced spinal injury attorneys. We will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and witness statements to win and settle your case.