If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident in Cincinnati, you might have been left with serious injuries, including back pain that endures long after the crash. A Cincinnati back pain injury lawyer with Bressman Law can help you seek financial recovery for the medical care that your back pain necessitates. We believe that the at-fault driver and their insurer––not you––should pay for the financial impact of the collision.
We may be able to help you seek compensation for your accident-related damages. At Bressman Law, we have been serving personal injury clients for over 30 years. We can get started advocating for your legal rights as soon as you give us a call. You should prioritize your recovery at this time; we’ll handle the claims process and more.
Financial Recovery for Your Back Pain
The Ohio Department of Insurance reminds us that Ohio is a comparative negligence state. As long as you are less than 50% at fault for the collision, you will still be able to pursue compensation for your damages. However, if you are assigned any percentage of fault, that portion will be deducted from the amount of money you can receive.
After reviewing the facts of your case, your lawyer can help you seek compensation for your collision-related losses. They will take into account any issues of fault and liability when building your personal injury case.
In Cincinnati, Ohio Revised Code Section 2315.18 allows you to request payment from the at-fault driver for:
- Current medical care
- Future medical care
- Current income loss
- Future income loss
- Pain and suffering
- Physical disability
- Property damage costs
In addition to recovering compensation, your personal injury team will aim to hold the at-fault driver responsible for their negligent, careless, or reckless actions.
For a free legal consultation with a back pain attorney in Cincinnati, call (614) 538-1116
A Cincinnati Lawyer on Our Team Can Help You Fight for Financial Recovery
According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, the back pain that results from a car accident has three phases: acute, recovery, and maintenance.
As your physical recovery moves through its necessary phases, your lawyer can work to promote your legal interests by:
- Investigating the accident
- Assembling necessary forms of evidence
- Identifying the at-fault party
- Completing insurance forms
- Managing all communication with insurers
- Interviewing witnesses to the accident
- Calculating the cost of your damages
- Negotiating a financial settlement
- Hiring experts if necessary
- Representing you in court, if needed
- Defending your rights
We believe in providing responsive legal care to each and every one of our clients. If you are ready to start the financial recovery process, our team is ready to offer help and support.
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Do not Let the Statute of Limitations Expire on Your Case
According to Ohio Revised Code Section 2305.10, your right to file a personal injury lawsuit is generally limited to two years. The clock starts ticking from the date of the accident. While you focus on recuperating from your injuries, our team can step in and take care of the details that go into building a successful case.
We need to jump on preserving and analyzing evidence and speaking with witnesses, if there were any. So, you don’t want to wait to reach out to us after your accident; it will benefit both you and your lawyer for us to get to work on your case right away.
Your Case Can Be Thrown Out of Court if You don’t Act Soon Enough
The American Bar Association (ABA) warns that claimants who do not file their lawsuit in accordance with the state’s deadline could cost you the compensation you deserve. It is important to file your claim right after your accident. This is because if insurance negotiations are unsuccessful, you will have less than two years to build a strong court case.
Many car accident cases can be settled out of court, but it is best to prepare for yours not to.
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What to do Following a Cincinnati Car Accident
As our team advocates for your legal rights, you may have questions regarding what you can do to help your case’s outcome. First and foremost, you should leave all communications with the insurance company to your lawyer. If the insurance company asks you to give a recorded statement, refer them to your legal team.
You should also consider:
Staying Off of Social Media
Some claims adjusters will go to great lengths to deny injured claimants compensation. They may peruse your social media accounts, looking for information that downplays the severity of your injuries. You should refrain from making any statements about the collision and your damages.
Following Through with Your Doctor’s Course of Treatment
After the collision, your doctor might recommend that you attend physical therapy or take certain medications. Unless you have a good reason, you should follow through with your doctor’s advice. You do not want to give the at-fault party the chance to say that your injuries did not come from the accident or that you made them worse.
Filing a Crash Report
Depending on the details of your collision, you may need to file a police report. If you did not file a police report, then you may need to notify the Ohio Department of Motor Vehicles. The police report can serve as a valuable form of evidence that can help your car accident case.
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Establishing the At-Fault Party’s Negligence
It is required that we use the four legal elements to prove another party’s negligence. The four elements look like this:
- The party owed you a duty of care.
- The party breached this duty of care by acting irresponsibly.
- The party caused your injuries through their breach of duty.
- You have incurred damages due to your injuries.
With sufficient evidence, we can hold the party that harmed you accountable for their actions or inaction so that we can obtain the best outcome for you.
How Car Accidents Lead to Back Pain
According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, back pain may arise following a traumatic event, like a car accident. Even car accident injuries that you do not associate with your back can cause back pain. For example, back pain can be one of the symptoms of whiplash.
When you are the victim of a car accident that leaves you with subsequent back pain, your treatment plan may include one or more of the following:
- Limited activity
- Pain control
- Physical therapy
- Spinal manipulation
- Occupational therapy
Some patients might also require surgical intervention. Report your accident-related back pain to your health care team right away. They can perform an evaluation to determine the severity of your condition and create a treatment plan. You may be able to recoup the cost of your medical expenses through a personal injury claim or lawsuit.
Get Started with a Free Consultation Today
A lawyer serving Hamilton County from Bressman Law can help you navigate the financial recovery process. We are determined to help you recover compensation for your collision-related expenses. When you call our team today at (877) 538-1116, we can address any concerns or questions that you may have regarding your legal matters.
We can also explain how we work on a contingency-fee basis, meaning that you do not pay us until the successful resolution of your case. Otherwise, you do not owe us our attorney’s fees.