Average Back Injury Settlement From Auto Accident
Any time a person is in a car crash there is a chance that they will have some kind of injury.
The back is one of the most painful injuries there is.
If you have ever hurt your back then you know how painful it can be.
When a back injury is serious it can have long lasting and life changing results.
When the spine is injured, a person can become disabled and this can lead to not being able to earn a living anymore.
Ever wonder what a back injury is worth in a settlement?
This will depend on the extent of the injury and how the persons life is affected by it.
There are multi-million $$ settlements and there are cases settled for $10,000.
If the injury ends your ability to make a living and pay your bills then the settlement will most likely be much higher than a person with a sore back needing a couple weeks to get back on their feet again.
Because every back injury accident and claim is unique to the circumstances surrounding it they will all be calculated differently.
Depending on the insurance coverage that is associated with the injury will also be a factor in the outcome.
Richard Harris Law Firm
The Richard Harris Law Firm can be a big help in getting you the compensation you deserve.
Having a highly knowledgeable personal injury attorney can make a huge difference in the outcome of the case.
If you are injured due the negligence of another then you should not be liable for all the expenses that come along with a back injury or any other injury for that matter.
Car accidents can be frightening and being injured will only add to the stress of the situation.
Our attorneys can take care of all the legal aspects of the case so you don’t have to worry about it.
This will let you focus on recovering from the back injury.
We Help With All Types of Car Crashes
If you were rear-ended, hit head on, t-boned, hit at a stop sign or stop light (very common in Vegas and Reno) then call us.
We are here to help those injured in Nevada.
Hire a Great Back Injury Attorney
Insurance companies are in the business to make money.
If you have a back injury claim then they will get to work and come up with a number to pay you out and settle the claim.
Best case scenario is that they accept your demands and pay you the amount of the claim.
It is not uncommon for them to hit the reject button on the initial claim and pay you nothing.
Being in the middle of this battle while you are recovering can be overwhelming.
Usually when they reject your number, they will then come up with a low-ball figure.
This can be very emotional, make you upset, and leave you with a feeling of desperation.
Not good if you are trying to get yourself healthy again.
Insurance Companies are Tricky
They can also try and delay payouts with endless red tape and confusion.
Sometimes they can even get you to sign something that later you may regret.
It is important that you get the medical treatment that you need and keep the documentation of it.
We can help with all of this as we build your case.
Treatments for back injury and pain could include; therapy, doctors, specialists, medicine etc.
There are a lot of details, paperwork, records, and time that may be spent in getting you the maximum compensation for a back injury.
We will be putting together the evidence that is needed in order to win your case.
This is why it is in your best interests to allow us to represent you and battle the insurance companies for you.
Having Richard Harris on your side protecting your rights and giving you expert legal advice is your best bet.
We have been servicing clients and winning cases throughout Nevada since 1980.
Back Injuries from an Car Accident
Herniated Disc – Between the vertebrae there are discs that help cushion the spine and protect it. A car crash can jolt the back and cause the disc to move out of position. When this happens, it can cause some serious nerve pain and numbness in the back. A regular x-ray will not be able to detect a herniated disc. A CT scan, Myelogram or an MRI may be needed to see the damage and location of the nerves affected.
Fractures – The back can break bones and this can create serious pain and other medical issues. Car accidents can put pressure on the back when the person is thrown about. Vertebrates can collapse from the force of an accident. Some of the different types of fractures are burst, flexion, and compression. If the fractures are serious, they can lead to paralysis and death.
Thoracic Injury – This is the middle back area that is connected to the ribs and the chest. When this is injured, a person can experience serious discomfort. They may also have tingling and weakness in the limbs when impacted.
Spinal Cord – When the spinal cord is damaged it can cause temporary loss of feeling or paralysis can end up being permanent. The spine can be severed in an auto accident which may lead to loss of sensation from the neck down or waist down. Either way having a serious back injury can be devastating. If your job requires any type of physical labor forget it. You will be taking some time off.
There are many secondary medical concerns that a back injury can be the cause of.
A spinal injury can have an affect on other parts of the body as well.
Some of these concerns include; kidneys, bladder, bowel, obesity, osteoporosis, hypotension, influenza, sexual disfunction, blood pressure, ulcers, etc.
There may also be mental health issues that will come with the back being injured.
Depression, anxiety, and sleep disorders are all major health concerns.
It is important to get the back immediate medical attention in order to minimize these secondary health concerns.
What Can Affect a Back Injury Settlement
How serious is the back injury?
This is a main factor that will be evaluated and directly affect the claim.
The range of injury is wide and can go from a simple muscle, tendon strain to being paralyzed.
A broken back will typically have a much higher payout compared to someone with an injury that will heal up in a couple weeks.
How much medical attention is needed?
The amount of care and medical expenses will factor in to the value of the lawsuit.
These costs can add up quick when you are talking about hospitalization, surgery, physical therapy, medication, and all the other expenses that go with a major back injury.
In some of the lesser injuries there may be a chiropractor involved for treatments and some short-term prescription medication.
The treatment may last a short period and in these cases the payout will be comparable to the expenses.
It is not uncommon for the cost of a serious spinal injury to be astronomical.
A life time of care can cost $1 Millions
Richard Harris will evaluate all the costs not just in the present but what it will cost in the future.
Every detail will be examined in order to come up with the proper amount of medical attention that you will need.
If a life time of attention is needed, we will then be able to plan for it.
We will work at getting you the life care plan that is needed.
This can include costs like assisted living expenses, medical equipment, mental suffering, loss of companionship, loss of quality of life, loss of consortium and any on-going treatments in the future.
Our expert attorneys specialize in back injury cases and know just how to get you the highest amount of compensation for all the expenses. pain and suffering.
We have a team of attorneys that are expert negotiators and trial lawyers if it needs to go to court.
Statute of Limitations For Back Injury in Nevada
The statute of limitations in the state of Nevada on most personal injury cases is 2 years from the day you were injured.
In this time period you can bring a lawsuit. If this time period passes the victim may lose their right to sue for damages.
It is important to speak with an attorney that knows the law and can make sure that your case is filed accurately and in the appropriate time.
There may be situations when the statute of limitations can get suspended and time extended.
Get with a knowledgeable lawyer and make sure of all the details surrounding your case in order to avoid any misunderstanding.
How Much Do Personal Injury Lawyers Charge?
Here at Richard Harris, there are no fees until we win your case.
We work on a contingency fee basis.
If we take on your case, we will do everything in our power to get you a winning outcome.
We have won over $1 Billion for our clients in Nevada over the years.
Our record speaks for itself.
To learn more about how we can help get you the money you deserve give us a call, email, or come by the office.