Few among us have never experienced back pain, so we all know the agony it can cause. Suffering a back injury that someone else’s negligence caused, on the other hand, can truly devastate you. Unpredictable and slow to heal, back injuries can particularly bedevil their victims. Take any accident that causes lingering back pain (or outright back injuries) very seriously.
Your healthy back is critical to your overall health, your well-being, your way of life, and even your livelihood. Any degree of injury to your back can significantly damage your ability to embrace life head on and live life to the fullest.
Accidents, such as slips and falls and car accidents, often result in extremely painful, debilitating, and expensive back injuries. If someone else’s negligence caused your injuries, don’t take a let’s see what happens approach to recovery—you need immediate medical attention and experienced legal counsel from an experienced Atlantic City back injury attorney. Every back injury claim is unique and uniquely complicated. Allow the experienced legal team at The Levin Firm to help guide your claim toward its most just resolution.
A back injury may result in challenging ordeals. Back injuries can range from minor strains to extremely serious spinal cord injuries that lead to paralysis. Nearly all back injuries, however, hurt. Furthermore, you may find the path to recovery elusive as well as protracted. Your back injury can damage your life in significant and surprising ways, which can include serious financial consequences. Coping with all the attendant elements of a back injury—including the insurance claims—can overwhelm victims. An experienced back injury lawyer can help.
The following accidents commonly result in significant back injuries:
Spinal cord injuries can inflict such serious consequences that it’s important to take a closer look. Damage to the ligaments of your spine, the discs of your spine, or your spinal cord itself cause these injuries—and the direct, blunt impact of the accident usually precipitates them. While every spinal cord injury is serious, such injuries don’t always manifest at the time of the accident. Spinal cord injuries can develop with time—after the accident’s impact subsides and the swelling, bleeding, and accumulation of fluid within the spinal cord continue. As a result, spinal cord injuries devastate their victims physically, emotionally, and financially.
If someone else’s negligence caused your back injury, you need immediate medical attention. While such injuries typically involve medical expenses at the outset, they can also lead to medical costs that quickly accumulate with time as your body continues to react to the injuries it sustained. These expenses can vary greatly depending on the severity of your injury, but even a minor sprain or strain can lead to significant ongoing medical needs and costs. Back injuries can result in the following medical expenses:
It’s a lot. If someone else’s negligence caused your back injury, contact a skilled back injury lawyer to ensure that you receive full compensation for your damages.
If another driver’s negligence caused your back injury, things work a bit differently in New Jersey. In a New Jersey car accident, your own Personal Injury Protection (PIP) car insurance will cover your injuries. This is true even when the other driver is at fault for causing the accident and your injuries. While PIP coverage is an efficient means of paying your medical bills (though it may not cover all of them), it does not cover non-economic damages, such as the pain and suffering that often accompanies serious accidents.
If your back injury caused you to suffer a broken bone or sustain a permanent injury (an injury that hasn’t healed and isn’t likely to), then you may file a legal claim against the negligent driver by taking it outside of the PIP coverage system. An experienced back injury attorney will explore that options with you.
If you suffered a back injury in an accident, even if your own insurance policy should cover your medical expenses, remember that your insurance provider is in the business of turning a profit. Though they should conduct themselves according to industry and legal standards, insurance companies prioritize their own profits and minimize the amounts they pay out for injuries sustained in accidents.
An experienced back injury attorney will aggressively advocate on your behalf to obtain the compensation to which New Jersey law entitles you.
Back injuries are often painful, slow to heal, and costly. If someone else’s negligence caused your back injury, you need experienced legal counsel. Your rights and your rightful compensation are far too important to leave to chance. The dedicated legal team at The Levin Firm in Atlantic City has the experience, commitment, and compassion to guide your claim toward its most beneficial outcome. Our skilled back injury attorneys are here to help, so please contact our office online or call us at (215) 825-5183 today for a free consultation.
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