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Neck Injury & Cervical Spine Injury Settlements in Florida

A car, truck, bicycle, or pedestrian accident in Florida can be a traumatic experience for any victim. Whether you’re rear-ended, slip and fall, or are hit while crossing a street or parking lot – the injuries you sustain can stay with you for a long time. Cervical spine injuries can be particularly hard to diagnose and treat – and something as simple as a small fender bender can actually cause victims quite significant neck and back pain as they try to recover.

Our team is experienced with all types of accidents that can be the cause of cervical spine injuries – and settlements for these injuries can vary. Ultimately, your settlement is dependent on the circumstances of your accident, fault, and severity of injury.

You may be wondering, “what is the average neck and back injury settlement in Florida?” The average neck and back injury settlement we have recently settled is $747,500.

If you have been injured in a Florida accident, contact our The Villages accident lawyers near you for a free consultation on neck and spine injuries at 352-605-6480.

What Types of Trauma Case Cervical Spine & Neck Injuries?

Trauma is the most common cause of cervical spine or neck injuries. There are two main categories of trauma that can injure the neck: blunt trauma and penetrating trauma.

Blunt trauma is caused by a sudden impact to the neck, but without breaking the skin. This can happen in a car accident, fall, or from a sports injury. Common blunt trauma injuries include:

  • Whiplash: This is a soft tissue injury of the neck that occurs when the head is jerked back and forth suddenly.
  • Cervical sprains and strains: These are injuries to the muscles, ligaments, and tendons in the neck.
  • Disc herniation: This occurs when the soft inner disc material of the vertebrae bulges or leaks out of its normal space.

Penetrating trauma involves an object puncturing the skin and injuring the underlying structures in the neck. This can be caused by a gunshot wound, flying debris during an accident, or other sharp object. Penetrating injuries can damage the bones, spinal cord, nerves, blood vessels, and other tissues in the neck.

Here are some other types of trauma that can cause cervical spine injuries:

  • Overextension or hyperextension: This can happen from a sudden backward jerk of the head, such as during a diving accident or car accident. This type of injury is also referred to as Whiplash.
  • Flexion injuries: These occur when the chin is forced down to the chest, which can compress the spinal cord.
  • Rotational injuries: These happen when the head is twisted forcefully, such as during a fall or sports injury.
  • Compression injuries: These occur when the vertebrae in the neck are crushed by a heavy object. This can happen during a car accident or a slip and fall.

If you were injured in an accident, contact our Florida neck and spine injury lawyers today.

    Treatment Options for Cervical Spine Injuries in Florida

    Treatment for cervical spine injuries depends on the severity of the injury. While most are painful – the more severe they are, the more invasive treatment can be. If you’ve experienced any type of the Here are some of the common treatment options:

    • Immobilization: This may involve wearing a cervical collar or brace to restrict movement and allow the healing process to begin.
    • Medication: Pain relievers, such as over-the-counter medications or prescription medications, may be used to manage pain and inflammation. Muscle relaxants may also be prescribed to help relieve muscle spasms.
    • Physical therapy: Physical therapy can help improve flexibility, strength, and range of motion in the neck. It can also help to improve posture and coordination.
    • Injections: In some cases, injections of corticosteroids or other medications may be used to reduce pain and inflammation.
    • Surgery: Surgery may be necessary in some cases, such as if there is a fracture that is unstable or if there is damage to the spinal cord.

    Here are some additional things that can be done to help promote healing and manage pain from a cervical spine injury:

    • Apply ice or heat: Ice can be applied to the area to reduce inflammation in the early stages of the injury. Heat can be applied later to help relieve pain and stiffness.
    • Maintain good posture: This is important to help prevent further strain on the neck muscles.
    • Rest: Getting enough rest can help the body to heal. However, it is also important to avoid staying in one position for too long, as this can lead to stiffness.

    After any accident, it’s a good idea to go to the doctor for a checkup as soon as possible. This is especially important if you are experiencing any pain or discomfort in your neck, it is important to see a doctor to get a diagnosis and discuss treatment options. Early diagnosis and treatment can help to prevent further complications. It also can help you document your injury for an insurance claim and negotiations.

    Recent Cervical Spine Injury Settlement Amounts in Florida

    The following examples are clients who sustained neck or cervical spine injuries and received substantial settlements with the assistance of The Glover Law Firm. No result is typical, and every case should be evaluated by an attorney. According to our recent case data below, the average neck and back injury settlement we have recently settled is $747,500.

    $1,100,000 Settlement From Neck, Back, & Other Injuries in Florida

    In one Ocala case, a client sustained a cervical spine/neck injury, along with shoulder and back injuries, after being rear-ended by a semi truck. The client underwent shoulder surgery and therapy to address their injuries. Our team negotiated a $1,100,000 settlement for our client.

    $1,500,000 Settlement From Neck, Back, & Other Injuries in Florida

    Another case involved a client who was a pedestrian in The Villages who sustained a neck injury, back injury, and a traumatic brain injury after being hit by a pickup truck. The victim required neck surgery and long-term therapy to address their injuries. This case exemplifies the substantial difference a personal injury attorney can make in securing fair compensation for accident victims in Florida. The initial offer from the insurance company was just $35,000 – not nearly enough to cover our client’s injuries and expenses due to the accident. Our team rejected that initial low-ball offer and continued to negotiate and reached a final settlement of $1,500,000 for our client.

    $140,000 Settlement From Neck, Head, & Other Injuries in Florida

    In The Villages, Our client’s golf cart was hit by a bus, and they were thrown from the cart. They sustained head, neck, and shoulder injuries in the accident. The treatment involved rest and ongoing physical therapy. After an initial offer of $0 from the bus’ insurance company, we negotiated a $140,000 settlement to cover medical bills and recover time for our client.

    $350,000 Settlement Involving C4-5 & C5-6 Discs in Cervical Spine in Florida

    A motor vehicle accident on the interstate in Ocala resulted in our client sustaining herniated discs at C4-5 and C5-6 in their cervical spine. These discs are located in the neck or “cervical spine” and provide cushioning between the vertebrae. The injury necessitated neck surgery. After no initial offer ($0), we were able to negotiate a $350,000 settlement for our client.

    How Can An Attorney Help You Increase Your Settlement For A Cervical Spine Injury In Florida

    Cervical spine injuries can be debilitating, and getting a fair settlement for the pain and lost wages you experience is crucial. Here’s how a Florida attorney can help increase your settlement:

    • Evidence Gathering and Preservation: Attorneys are skilled at collecting evidence from the accident scene, police reports, witness statements, and medical records. This strengthens your case and proves the severity of your injury.
    • Proving Injury Extent: Doctors document your injury, but our attorneys can work with medical professionals to translate that into the impact on your daily life and future health. This increases the perceived value of your claim.
    • Damage Calculations: Attorneys understand what damages you can claim, including medical bills, lost wages, future lost earnings, and pain and suffering. We can calculate the total value of your claim to ensure you’re fairly compensated.
    • Negotiation with Insurers: Insurance companies try to minimize payouts. Our attorneys have experience negotiating personal injury settlements and will fight for the maximum compensation you deserve.
    • Understanding Florida Law: Florida has specific laws related to personal injury and spinal cord injuries. Our attorneys can ensure your case adheres to these and presents it in the strongest light.

    By taking these steps, our attorneys can significantly increase your chances of getting a fair settlement for your cervical spine injury in Florida.

    Contact the Glover Law Firm for Help with Your Cervical Spine Injury Settlement Near You in Florida

    If you’ve been in an accident and are suffering from a neck or cervical spine injury, don’t wait to get the help you deserve. The Glover Law Firm in The Villages, FL has extensive experience in handling these types of cases and can help you secure the compensation you need to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. Contact The Glover Law Firm today for a free consultation to discuss your case. We will fight to get you the maximum compensation you deserve.

    Gordon Glover

    Attorney Gordon Glover is the founder of the Glover Law Firm Accident & Injury Lawyer in Ocala and The Villages, Florida. He has an AV-rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating as determined by other attorneys and the judiciary. Gordon has been recognized by Florida Super Lawyers, a distinction given to less than 2.5 % of the lawyers in Florida, and earned AVVO’s highest rating of “Superb 10/10.” Glover Law Firm also has a perfect A+ rating on the BBB (Better Business Bureau).