Car accidents are notorious for causing neck and back problems, from whiplash to serious spinal injuries. Suffering from one could entitle you to compensation if the other driver was responsible. During a free consultation with Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, you can learn how a Dunwoody neck and back injury lawyer from our team can help pursue that compensation through a personal injury claim.
We can evaluate your case based on your injuries and expenses and then gather evidence to support your claim. You may receive damages for medical bills as well as wages from missing work due to your injury. Leave the minutia to us. To get started, call our office today by dialing (404) 888-8888.
How We Determine What Your Case Is Worth
Whether you suffered a fender bender or a head-on collision, if your spine and the muscles that support it were affected, you have a right to pursue legal action.
Despite what the other party may say about your injuries, we can calculate a value for your case to determine what settlement you deserve. Before you accept an offer or listen to what an insurance company or negligent party claims your case is worth, let us investigate:
- Medical diagnoses
- Expert testimony
- Your prognosis
- Similar cases
- Future expenses
Eligibility for compensation does not depend on you reaching a certain dollar amount of injury expenses. It depends on whether the other party caused your injuries and how your injuries have affected your life. Leave it to us to do the math.
For a free legal consultation with a neck and back injury lawyer serving Dunwoody, call (404) 888-8888
Injuries and Treatment that Qualify for Damages
If you sustained and sought treatment for any of the following, or similar neck or back injuries, you could be eligible for compensation:
- Soft tissue injuries
- Spinal stenosis
- Disk injuries
According to the Mayo Clinic, whiplash recovery can take a few weeks to several years, during which time costs can pile up while you are still dealing with lingering pain. Sprains and strains could keep you from working or enjoying certain activities.
Spinal stenosis, caused by damage to your spinal canal, can require expensive treatments for pain relief. Bulging or herniated disks not only cause problems now but may leave you susceptible to issues later.
Because these pains, complications, and changes to your life were caused by another driver, you can seek compensation from them for any costs related to the accident, including:
- ER or urgent care visits
- Chiropractic care
- Prescription medication
- Neck braces
- Physical therapy
- Steroid shots
- Decompression procedures
You may even be able to pursue damages to cover treatments like acupuncture or massage therapy if they bring you relief for your neck or back pain. We can fight for the treatments you need to get better.
Treatment Is More than Physical Care
Neck and back injuries can rob victims of mobility and independence and cause chronic pain. Consequently, fully treating your injury may require more than the medical options listed above. You may be able to seek damages for other losses and care, including:
- Wages lost during recovery
- Changes to your ability to do your job
- Job retraining
- Psychological therapy
- Antidepressants or anti-anxiety medication
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Permanent disability
If your back injury left you depressed, unable to work, or even unable to enjoy the same intimacy in your relationships, you deserve both proper care and compensation. Let us know how your injury affected you on every level. Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers now by dialing (404) 888-8888.
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Identifying and Pursuing the Negligent Party
To pursue compensation through a personal injury suit, you have to prove negligence. Negligence is sometimes used synonymously with carelessness; at its basis, it deals with whether someone operated their vehicle with care. Your crash happened because someone did not drive with care, and your case will hinge on proving that.
Don’t let that make you nervous—a Dunwoody neck and back injury lawyer on our team can identify who was responsible and craft a case against them on your behalf.
We Trace the Events that Led to Your Accident
The first step in seeking payment for your back and neck injury expenses is investigating the negligent behavior that caused the accident. Some common causes are:
- Texting while driving
- Illegal lane changes
- Running lights or signs
- Wrong-way driving
- Failure to yield
Your accident may have been caused by a different behavior, but what matters is if the other party, by action or inaction, caused the accident that led to your injuries. We can identify this by sorting through:
- Traffic cameras
- Vehicle damage
- Road conditions
- Photos from the scene
- Police reports
- Phone records
Other data may also help prove negligent behavior, such as the driver’s blood alcohol content or their past driving record. We can explore multiple options to discern the pivotal choices that the negligent driver made to cause your accident.
Evidence that Can Be Used in Your Case
Since you will be filing the suit, the burden of proof is on you. That means that once the negligent party is identified, you must show exactly how they caused your injuries and what makes them liable for related expenses. You also must file within the two-year statute of limitations, according to OCGA §9-3-33.
Instead of viewing this requirement as a burden, we think of it as an opportunity to tell your story with as much detail as possible, with two years to assess your condition and compile proof. The tools we can use to paint a picture of the negligent party’s carelessness include:
- Medical records
- Insurance statements
- Surveillance footage
- Accident reconstruction
- Expert analysis
- Witness testimony
Your story is unique; therefore, your evidence is unique. Our legal team can utilize that to tell your story.
Our Team Supports Georgia Neck and Back Injury Victims
We know your neck or back pain has caused changes in your life, whether for weeks, months, or years. A Dunwoody neck and back injury lawyer from our firm cannot get that time back but can help you pursue compensation for what you lost in the form of damages for medical bills, lost work, and pain and suffering. Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers at (404) 888-8888.