If you sustained a back injury in an accident due to someone else’s carelessness or negligence, you would want to focus on getting a fair settlement from the at-fault party or their insurance provider. The average settlement most people with a back injury can get ranges from $10k to $100k depending on the complexity of the injury. If your back injuries include soft tissue injuries or spinal cord damage, getting an estimate for your settlement can be challenging. If you want to understand what this means for your personal injury case, you should consult with an attorney from The Law Offices of Gallner and Pattermann, PC. Your attorney can walk you through the claims process and explain your legal options, so you can make informed decisions.
Seeking Compensation After Sustaining a Back Injury
If your back injury resulted from another person’s wrongful actions, you can get compensation for your injury and other losses through a settlement with the other party or their insurer, or a verdict that a court will award. Generally, a lot of personal injury cases are settled outside of court because litigation is often expensive and time-consuming.
Once you accept a settlement offer, you won’t be able to ask for additional compensation for the same injuries. Because of this, you must hire an attorney as soon as possible after a back injury. Your attorney can fight for a reasonable settlement, ensuring it covers your current and future expenses associated with your accident injury.
Factors that Can Impact Your Back Injury Settlement
Your lawyer cannot tell you the exact value of your back injury claim since a lot of factors can impact your it and the amount of money you can get. These factors include the seriousness and extent of your injuries, your current and future medical treatments, whether or not your injury led to a permanent disability, your ability to work after the accident, if you suffer from lost wages, whether liability is clear, and others. Your attorney can review such factors, build a strong case, and help you pursue maximum compensation. If negotiations fail and you and the other party cannot reach a settlement agreement, you can file a lawsuit or let your lawyer do it for you. The compensation you can pursue in court includes economic damages, non-economic damages, and punitive damages. How your attorney presents your case in court can make a difference in how the jury will look at your case.