Injured necks and backs are common in traffic accidents. If you suffered this type of injury in a Fulton County, Georgia, collision, an Alpharetta neck and back injury lawyer might be able to hold the at-fault motorist responsible on your behalf.
You can learn more about your legal options by speaking with a member of the Bader Scott Injury Lawyers team serving Alpharetta. We will review your traffic accident case for free. Call (404) 888-8888 to get started today.
Neck and Back Injuries May Come with Lifelong Challenges
Neck and back injuries suffered as a result of a car crash can be very serious, leading to lifelong disabilities and chronic pain, and could even require ongoing support and care for everyday activities. Many people fear spinal cord involvement with a back injury, and that is certainly a possibility. However, even without injury to the spinal cord, some back and neck injuries may be significant. This could include:
- Broken vertebrae
- Spinal stenosis
- Sprains and strains
- Facet joint injuries
- Disc rupture and herniation
- Pinched nerves
One of the most common car accident injuries, especially in rear-end collisions, is whiplash. This condition is often downplayed by insurance companies and others, but it is a very real injury that can have a major impact on a person’s life. According to research conducted at Northwestern University, about one out of every four people diagnosed with whiplash have long-term pain and experience disability as a result. This pain and limited range of motion can last for months or even years.
Major injuries to the neck or back are also very expensive injuries. They often require months or even years of treatment, therapy, rehabilitation, pain relief, and other medical support. If there are medical improvements, they are usually hard-earned and may take time. This may prevent the person from working their previous job or reduce their ability to work at all. If this happened to you, you may qualify to recover compensation for these losses and more.
In some neck and back injury cases, the victim’s injury is so severe it affects their ability to breathe on their own. In other cases, complications can cause additional problems. When this happens, neck and back injuries can quickly become fatal. If your family member passed away from their injuries, you may be able to seek wrongful death compensation under O.C.G.A §51-4-2.
Call our law office today at (404) 888-8888 to learn more. We can answer your questions and explain your legal options based on the unique details of your case.
For a free legal consultation with a neck and back injury lawyer serving Alpharetta, call (404) 888-8888
How a Neck and Back Injury Attorney in Alpharetta Can Help You
If we represent you in your motor vehicle accident case, an Alpharetta neck and back injury lawyer will do so based on contingency. We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency basis. You do not need to pay us anything for our legal services until we secure a settlement or financial award in your case. Our fees come from this compensation, never directly from you.
We will go to work on your injury case quickly and begin to build a strategy for assigning liability, proving negligence, and documenting your related expenses. We can also counter any allegations of wrongdoing against you. If this occurs in your case, you may still be able to recover a reduced amount of damages based on the percentage of fault you contributed to in the accident under O.C.G.A. §51-11-7.
There are generally two methods we can attempt to secure a financial recovery for you in a traffic accident case. The most common is that we reach a negotiated agreement with the insurance company that represents the at-fault driver. This agreement includes a fair monetary settlement that covers the value of your related damages, as we calculated earlier in the process.
In return for a fair settlement, you will sign a form that you will not press forward and file a personal injury lawsuit in this case. However, if they refuse to offer a just settlement, this is exactly what we can do. Instead of accepting the settlement, we will take the case to trial in a Fulton County civil court.
You can learn more about your qualifications and how we may approach your case by contacting the Fulton County office of Bader Scott Injury Lawyers. Our consultations are always free for accident victims.
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Recoverable Damages for Accident Victims Who Suffer Personal Injuries
We will document all accident-related expenses and losses, including both financial and intangible losses as well as current and future losses. We rely on witness testimony to help us put a value on some of these expenses when necessary.
The recoverable damages in a traffic accident that results in neck and back injuries could include:
- Emergency transportation to the hospital
- Treatment, care, rehabilitation, and support
- Future and ongoing care and support
- Lost income and benefits
- Diminished ability to earn a living
- Loss of services
- Property damages
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced quality of life
- Mental anguish
- Wrongful death damages
If negotiating a settlement is not possible or time is running out, we may need to submit the paperwork to begin a civil suit against the at-fault driver. Under O.C.G.A §9-3-33, we generally have two years from the date your collision occurred to take this action. Missing this deadline would result in you losing the right to file a personal injury lawsuit in your case.
Consult with the Office of an Alpharetta Neck and Back Injury Lawyer to Learn More About Your Legal Rights
Our neck and back injury attorneys can help you pursue compensation for damages you suffered in your accident. You can discuss your injury accident with a member of our legal team today for free to learn about the legal options that may be available to you.
To reach Bader Scott Injury Lawyers serving Alpharetta and elsewhere in Fulton County, Georgia, call (404) 888-8888 today.