There's a strong possibility you sustained a back injury whether you were hurt in a car crash, fell in a grocery store, or were injured in another type of accident caused by another party's negligence.
When anyone suffers a back injury, it can have a significant impact on their life. Because of this, it's in your best interest to consider filing a personal injury claim to seek compensation for losses related to your injury.
Retaining an experienced personal injury attorney will help you determine how much compensation you are entitled to and help you take the steps to filing your claim.
Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law has helped clients in personal injury cases of various types. We can help you if you've suffered a devastating back injury that has negatively impacted your life.
How Much is the Average Back Injury Settlement?
The typical settlement stemming from a back injury lawsuit varies from $10,000 to $100,000, depending on the severity of the injury and how it has affected the victim's life. Settlement amounts have also reached millions of dollars. Back injuries can be minor or severe, making them a complex injury with a wide value range.
Back injury cases might involve everything from soft tissue damage to spinal cord damage. Determining the typical settlement amount for a back injury event is difficult because of this.
One thing that is consistent is whether or not to retain a personal injury attorney. The team at Brandon J. Broderick can explain what you should know about back injury accidents, the legal remedies available to you, how much a back injury is worth, and can help you fight for the maximum compensation.
Damages that would be included are:
- Medical costs
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Rehabilitative treatments
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Punitive damages
How to Get Compensation After a Back Injury Accident
There are two options available to you if another person caused your injuries. You can: settle out of court through negotiation; or go to trial and have the judge decide your case. In general, settlements occur more often than verdicts because many parties choose to reach an agreement outside of court rather than go through the costly litigation process.
During settlement discussions, lawyers for both parties will make an effort to come to an agreement on the dollar amount. The compensation will generally cover the victim's present and future expenses as well as other associated losses. If these settlement discussions are successful, the matter is typically settled before the planned court date. However, a trial might be required to settle the dispute if it becomes impossible to come to an agreement.
Even if extra costs result from the first accident, the victim cannot request more money after accepting a back injury settlement offer. This is why you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible after your accident that caused a back injury.
Common Back Injuries Sustained During Accidents
There are numerous causes of back injury. Some back injuries are more common in an accident. Typical insurances include:
- Soft Tissue Injuries: Back tendons, muscles, and ligaments may be strained, torn, or sprained in soft tissue injuries. Significant pain, stiffness, soreness, and muscular spasms may follow these injuries.
- Herniated Disc: Also known as a ruptured disc, a herniated disc is when a disc in the spine slips out of place, cracks, or ruptures as a result of an intense impact. A herniated disc typically causes little discomfort, but if it pushes a nerve in the lumbar or cervical spine, it may cause severe agony.
- Fractures: The vertebrae in the spine may break after an accident. Compression fractures, which can happen when the spine is subjected to intense pressure or stress and results in little fractures or cracks in the bone, are among the most frequent types of spinal fractures. The spinal cord and the nearby nerves could be harmed by a more serious fracture, which would necessitate rapid medical care.
- Spinal Cord Injuries: These can result in paralysis or permanent nerve damage if your spinal cord is lacerated, bruised, or damaged during an accident. These wounds frequently need to be treated by a doctor right away.
Hire a Skilled Personal Injury Lawyer
The last thing you want to worry about after a back injury accident is gathering evidence to build a solid case. Fortunately, you don't have to fight this legal battle alone if you have an experienced personal injury attorney working for you.
Do not delay. Call the office of Brandon J. Broderick if you have been involved in an accident that caused serious back injuries. Our experience will prove to be valuable in bringing you a successful resolution.
A free case evaluation is just one phone call away.