Suffering a neck or back injury in a car accident can be debilitating, painful, and frustrating, especially if you played no role in causing the collision. Under Georgia law, accident victims may be able to hold the at-fault driver financially responsible. If you qualify, a Sandy Springs neck and back injury lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to help you with your case, the claims process, and a personal injury lawsuit.
You can speak with a member of the Bader Scott Injury Lawyers team about your car accident today. Call (404) 888-8888 for your free consultation.
Neck and Back Injuries in a Sandy Springs Car Accident
Car accidents can put enormous force on the body, especially the neck and back. Even without spinal cord involvement, neck and back injuries can cause lasting damage, including disability and chronic pain. Some of these injuries may include:
- Sprains and strains
- Disc rupture and herniation
- Pinched nerves
- Facet joint injuries
- Broken vertebrae
- And more
According to Mayo Clinic, the neck injury whiplash is frequently the result of car accidents, especially rear-end collisions. Whiplash is a specific type of sprain or strain of the soft tissues of the neck caused by the head whipping beyond its normal range of motion. Of course, spinal cord injuries are also possible when there is an injury to the neck or back.
Treatment, rehabilitation, pain relief, physical therapy, and other care for a car accident neck or back injury are often expensive, and improvements may be slow. You could miss an extended period at work or be unable to return to your previous job due to a neck or back injury. It is important to take these expenses and losses, as well as the pain and suffering you endured, into account before agreeing to a settlement with the liable driver’s insurance company.
When you work with Bader Scott Injury Lawyers on your case, we can determine the value of your case and handle all communications with the responsible party’s insurance company on your behalf.
For a free legal consultation with a neck and back injury lawyer serving Sandy Springs, call (404) 888-8888
Let Our Team Help With Your Car Accident Case
A Sandy Springs neck and back injury lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to help you pursue a payout if there is evidence to show that another driver was more than 50 percent at fault in your accident. This is because Georgia’s comparative negligence laws allow you to hold the other driver responsible even if you shared in causing the accident, as long as you were less than 50 percent at fault.
However, any evidence that you contributed to causing the accident or your injuries could reduce the value of your payout, so we will work to prove the full extent of the other party’s liability when possible.
Our team can collect evidence to show fault, liability, and the value of your case. Then, we can act to pursue a fair settlement or take your case to trial.
You can discuss your case with a member of the Bader Scott Injury Lawyers team today at 404.888.8888. Contact us now for your complimentary case review.
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Damages That May Be Covered in a Car Accident Case
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers seek compensation for our clients because we believe you should not have to pay for the damages you incurred as a result of an accident caused by another party’s negligence. We can press the insurance company to compensate you for your losses and expenses using the evidence we collect. If this is not effective, we will take your case to trial and ask a judge or jury to compensate you for those same damages.
Recoverable damages that may be available in a car accident case include:
- Treatment and care costs
- Lost income and benefits from the time you missed at work
- Reduced earning ability if you cannot go back to work
- Property damages, such as your vehicle and personal items
- Pain and suffering damages
- Additional intangible damages
Per O.C.G.A. § 51-4-2, we may also be able to pursue wrongful death damages for some qualifying family members who lost a loved one from a neck or back injury sustained in a Sandy Springs car accident. Contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today to learn more about how this type of legal case works.
The Deadline for Personal Injury Lawsuits in Georgia
O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33 sets a general two-year statute of limitations, or legal deadline, for personal injury lawsuits in most Georgia accidents. While there are some exceptions, most people only have two years from the day their accident and injuries occur to file paperwork and initiate a personal injury lawsuit. You run the risk of losing the right to hold the at-fault driver accountable for your accident injuries in court if you miss this deadline.
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers encourages you to call us as soon as possible after your accident so that we can help you meet all applicable deadlines in your case. The sooner you call us, the sooner we can get started on your case.
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Talk to a Member of Our Car Accident Team
A Sandy Springs neck and back injury lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to represent you in settlement negotiations or on trial. We represent accident victims on a contingency-fee basis, meaning our attorney fees come from the payout we recover, if and when you win your case.
Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers now at (404) 888-8888 for your initial consultation with a member of our team.