Road accidents cause millions of nonfatal injuries every year in the United States, including neck and back injuries. Neck and back injuries can be expensive to treat and can prevent the victim from working and performing basic tasks on his or her own. If you suffered neck or back injuries because of another driver’s negligence, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
A Roswell neck and back injury lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to help you pursue this compensation in settlement negotiations or a personal injury lawsuit. For a free consultation on your case, call our team today at (404) 888-8888.
Types of Neck and Back Injuries
If a victim suffers blunt force trauma to the neck or back, it can result in nerve, tissue, bone, and muscle damage. Whiplash may occur in rear-end accidents in which a vehicle occupant’s body is jerked one way and then another, causing the head to snap forward, backward, or side to side.
Depending on the type of injury and its severity, neck and back injuries can require surgery and prolonged rehabilitation periods. Some conditions may allow for a complete recovery, while others impose permanent symptoms of physical limitations.
In addition to neck and back injuries, car accident victims may suffer burns, puncture wounds, bleeding, cuts, lacerations, bruises, strains, sprains, pinched nerves, and pulled muscles.
Make sure you see a doctor as soon as you are able to do so after a car accident. Not only can this provide you with the treatment you may need, but it can create a link in your medical record between the accident and your injuries. This may be useful to you later on, should you decide to pursue compensation in a personal injury claim or lawsuit. A Roswell neck and back injury lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to represent you in these actions.
For a free legal consultation with a neck and back injury lawyer serving Roswell, call (404) 888-8888
Seeking Compensation for Your Injuries
Based on Georgia law and for accidents and injuries of specific types, you have the right to seek compensation from parties that cause you harm or injury if negligence, carelessness, or recklessness was involved. For example, driving while intoxicated, drowsy, or distracted may be considered a form of negligence or may lead to a negligent act, such as a violation of traffic law. If someone’s negligence causes a traffic accident, they may be held liable for the resultant damages.
To win a compensation claim against an at-fault driver you deem to be responsible for an accident and the losses you suffered therein, you must typically show that:
- The driver should have driven more responsibly, taken reasonable steps, or performed reasonable actions to prevent an accident from occurring.
- Because he or she failed to do so, there was an accident.
- That you suffered injuries or losses and damages as a result.
Evidence that can be used to prove the above factors may include:
- Photo or video evidence from the scene of the accident
- The official police report on the accident
- Driver phone usage records and blood test results
- Vehicle maintenance and repair logs
- Previous citations, suspensions, or violations
- Your medical records
- Testimony from accident reconstruction specialists
A Roswell neck and back injury lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can gather evidence of the responsible party’s liability in your case when we represent you. If you believe another party’s negligence caused your accident, call us at (404) 888-8888 today for a free consultation on your case with a representative of our firm.
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Recoverable Damages in a Car Accident Case
If you can successfully prove the responsible party’s liability in your case, you may be able to recover a wide range of damages that reflect the ways the accident impacted you. Depending on the specifics of your case, this may include:
- All costs of medical treatment
- Estimated future costs of medical care
- Disability or disfigurement
- Property damages
- Lost wages and reduced earning capability
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Other noneconomic damages.
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can also gather evidence of the value of your damages when we represent you. This may include statements from medical, occupational, and economic experts about the value of your future and noneconomic damages.
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A Time Limit on Your Case
If you are considering legal action for your neck and back injuries, it is important to be aware of the legal deadlines in your case. In general, a two-year statute of limitations applies to Georgia personal injury lawsuits per O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33. Waiting too long and missing this deadline could mean that a court dismisses your lawsuit.
There may be some circumstances that alter this general time limit, so call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today to discuss what specific deadlines apply to your case.
Contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers for a Free Evaluation
A Roswell neck and back injury lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can provide you with a wide range of legal services when you entrust us with your case, including:
- Handling all communications, deadlines, and paperwork
- Explaining how Georgia law applies to your case and designing a legal strategy for you
- Investing your accident and identifying the liable party
- Gathering evidence of their liability and your damages
- Negotiating for a settlement with their insurance company
- Taking your case to trial, if needed
We can do all this, and more, on a contingency-fee basis with no up-front payment needed. In this arrangement, our attorney fees from your settlement or court awards, if and when you win your case.
For a free evaluation of your case with a member of the Bader Scott Injury Lawyers team, call (404) 888-8888 today.