A personal injury claim for a spine injury can provide financial compensation for the harms and losses caused by negligence. If you have been hurt in an accident because some person or company was careless, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Our personal injury law firm can help you claim it.
About Spine Injuries
What is a Spine Injury?
A Spine Injury is damage to the spinal cord, vertebrae, discs, or other parts of the spine caused by trauma.
Can a spine injury be cured?
After your brain, your spine is the most important part of your body. It controls all of your body’s functions. Some spine injuries can be fully resolved through medical treatment. Other spine injuries, however, will result in permanent impairment and a lifetime of medical care. It is important to seek medical treatment from the best spine specialists in order to make sure that everything that can be done to help you is being considered.
The Claims Process
What is the process for a spine injury claim?
A spine injury claim is a component of a bodily injury claim against the at-fault party through their insurance company. There are often other injuries in addition to a spine injury that are included in a bodily injury claim. At a certain point in time, depending on the facts and circumstances of each case, a personal injury attorney will submit a formal settlement demand for financial compensation to the insurance company for the person or company responsible for causing the injuries.
Types of spine injury claims
Types of cases may include:
- Car accidents
- Bicycle, motorcycle, truck and pedestrian accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Construction injuries
- Trip/slip and fall
- Defective products or failure to warn
- Negligent security
- Dog attacks
How do you prove a spine injury claim?
To prove a spine injury, your attorney will first look at the type of accident and who is at fault.
Negligence: Most spine injury claims fall into the category of negligence. Negligence is conduct that shows a lack of reasonable care given the circumstances. In other words, someone caused an accident because they were careless. Negligence is enough to qualify for a spine injury claim in most cases.
Recklessness: Recklessness is more serious conduct than negligence. It is a willful disregard of danger.
Strict Liability: In a few types of cases, strict liability applies. If you are hurt because of a defective product, you don’t have to prove negligence. Proving that the product is legally defective is enough.
Compensation for Your Spine Injury Claim
How much compensation will I receive for a spine injury?
The honest answer is: It depends. However, the compensation you receive for a spine injury should reimburse you for your out-of-pocket expenses and lost income. It should also cover intangible losses like pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and other negative consequences caused by the incident. Because spine injuries often significantly interfere with daily life activities, compensation amounts are high to reflect the harm suffered by the victim. If another person or company was negligent, legal fault makes them responsible for your damages.
How do I make sure I get a good settlement for a spine injury claim?
First, it is important to consider hiring an attorney who has successfully represented people with spine injury claims. Experience matters. Many spine injuries are life-changing. It’s important to get your case right because you only have one chance. At the same time, it can be hard to know what to do if you have never gone through the process before. Here are some things that you and your attorney can do to help:
Seek medical treatment right away: Diagnosing the full extent of your injuries is important to maximizing compensation. Prompt medical treatment also demonstrates that your injuries are caused by the accident. While this may seem self-evidence, insurance companies almost always argue that the accident did not cause all of your spine problems.
Follow your doctor’s orders: It is important to do everything your doctors recommend. If you do not follow the doctor’s orders, the insurance company will say that you were not compliant, and that if you had been compliant, your pain would have gone away.
Thoroughly prepare medical evidence including future damages: Future medical needs and the costs associated with them are important to determine in most spine injury claims. One way to receive payment for the future medical treatment is by presenting expert medical testimony to explain your long-term prognosis and the costs.
Understand and pursue all types of damages: There are several types of damages available in a spine injury claim. Some damages are economic, and others can’t be totaled up using a calculator. Thoroughly understanding and proving all the categories of damages can maximize your compensation.
Don’t settle too soon: It can be tempting to want to take a settlement offer and move on with your life. Sometimes, that’s the best thing to do. However, when injuries are significant, it can take time to understand your long-term care needs and the true value of the case. If you settle too soon, you may settle for less than you deserve.
Gather the evidence to prove fault and causation: Damages are an important part of any spine injury claim – but they are only one part. You must also prove that the other party is at-fault for the accident. In addition, you must also show that the accident caused your injuries. A personal injury attorney will help make sure that you do not overlook any step required to prove your case.
Attorneys for Spine Injury Claims
How can an attorney help?
Fair compensation for a spine injury requires complex medical and legal knowledge. You must present the correct evidence about your injuries and the appropriate compensation amounts while also working through a legal system that can be unforgiving. An experienced spinal injury claim attorney can handle the many tasks needed to make your claim a success.
Most people have some form of a pre-existing condition in their spine. It is normal and can be from prior injuries or simply the normal aging process. This may or may not be relevant to you bodily injury claim, but the insurance company will always argue that your symptoms are not all caused by an accident. It is an argument they make in almost every case!
We evaluate, customize your legal plan and take the steps needed to go from where you are now to having the compensation that you deserve. Along the way, we make sure that you understand the legal process to work together to meet your goals.
At Bringardner Injury Law Firm, we’re dedicated to protecting your rights. We will do everything possible to win your case, maximize the amount that you receive and resolve the case quickly. When you work with us, you can leave everything to us. See how we can represent you with no fee unless you win your case.
Feel confident that your case is in good hands. Call the Bringardner Injury Law Firm today for a free consultation.