"When those objects cause back injuries - the compensation can be very high."
Back Injury Legal Claims -
Back Injury + Back Pain after The Accident
The most common injuries after a car accident is to the back. In the machine driven world that we live in hazards can be just around the corner. And yet, even the oldest reasons for back injuries, such as slips and falls, are still with us.
What many of us don’t realize is that the objects that cause back injuries are owned by others. And when those objects hurt you because another person made a mistake, you are entitled to compensation. When those objects cause back injuries - the compensation can be very high.
Causes of Back Injuries
Typically, back injuries are caused by:
- Car accidents
- Wet floor slips
- Bus accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Carpet trips
- Truck accidents
- Falling objects
- Acts of violence
- Medical malpractice
Not all back injuries are turn out to be personal injury claims. Call us to talk to a personal injury attorney to discuss your case. We don't charge money for consultations.
Cost of Treatment
Just as back injuries are caused by a variety of reasons, there are a variety of treatments available. The cost of back injury treatments varies dramatically based on the procedure. Chiropractic treatment can cost thousands of dollars, while necessary surgeries can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
And, of course, there are a variety of treatments in between chiropractic treatment and surgery. Some of these include the following:
- Massage therapy
- Nerve stimulation
- Physical therapy
In personal injury cases the insurance company is supposed to pay for the victims medical treatment plus for pain and suffering.
Recovery from Back Injuries
Some back injuries from car accidents can heal in a matter of months with proper treatment. But others may be with the victim for the rest of their lives. Plus there could be complications discovered many decades later.
A victim with back injuries is not only entitled to get money for their immediate pain and injury. The back injury victim is also entitled to money to compensate them for long term pain. This kind of reward is called future damages.
Back Injury Settlements
Back injury claims can be very diverse. We differentiate them based on what kinds of objects were involved that caused the back injury.
In general the law places most back injury claims in the category of negligence. Negligence means a person or company made a mistake which caused your injury.
Who is Paying for the Accident
Individual. The most common cases involve individuals who mistakenly hurt others. In these cases the individual may or may not have insurance to pay for their mistake.
Corporation. Companies almost always have insurance to cover the mistakes of their employees. In back injuries that are caused by a corporate employee or the employee of a business, the key issues can be whether the company is also liable to pay you money for your back injuries.
Government Agency. Special laws come into effect when the government agency is responsible for your back injury. These cases can be very complex, especially because the government agencies have so-called "damages caps" or laws that limit the settlement amount that may be awarded for a case.
Statute of Limitations
The time limit to file a lawsuit for a back injury depends on what kind of accident caused the back injury. For motor vehicle accidents the time limit is two (2) years from the date of the incident. Two years is also the time limit for a back injury related to a slip and fall accident. But for medical malpractice, the time limit is only one year.
The time limit is very important because once the time limit has run there is no longer a case against the person who hurt you.
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