Back pain can be excruciating and, if severe, may require multiple surgeries and therapies. Certain back injuries may leave you unable to work and function. If you have to treat severe back pain, it might leave you with mounting bills for your medical care at a time when you cannot work.
If your back pain resulted from an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you might be entitled to compensation for your financial losses and pain and suffering. Winning a settlement through a personal injury lawsuit might bring justice for the harm done to you, relieve your financial burdens, and allow you to concentrate on getting well.
However, Ohio personal injury laws can get complicated. Insurance companies might try to get you to accept a low offer to settle the case quickly, but their estimates may not factor in future damages you might experience. Navigating the system on your own is not easy, but fortunately, there is help available. A Grove City back pain lawyer at Bressman Law can take the burden off you by dealing with insurance companies. They can handle your legal matters and fight for the compensation you need.
We provide a free consultation to discuss your individual back pain situation and determine the best way to help. We work on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no attorney’s fees unless we win a settlement for you. Call our team today at (614) 538-1116 to get started with your case. There is no risk when you enlist our help.
Multiple Kinds of Accidents Can Cause Back Pain
Many types of accidents can cause painful back injuries. If an accident was due to another party’s negligence or fault, the at-fault party may be held responsible and legally liable for the damages the injured party received.
The following types of accidents and situations can lead to personal injury claims for back pain:
- Vehicle accidents
- Slip and fall injuries on someone else’s property
- Workplace and construction accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Dog bites and attacks
- Defective products
- Acts of assault and violence
The back and spinal cord are fragile and subject to a wide range of injuries that can cause you to become incapacitated. Injuries may include:
- Muscle or ligament tears, sprains, and strains
- Damage to discs that can bulge or become herniated
- Spinal stenosis, where the bones press on the spinal cord and nerves
- Arthritis in the joints of the back
For a free legal consultation with a back pain injury attorney in Grove City, call (614) 538-1116
Damages You May Be Able to Receive Through a Personal Injury Claim
If someone else’s negligence caused your back pain, our attorneys may fight to get you a settlement award called damages from insurance companies or through a personal injury lawsuit. In Ohio, you may receive an award for compensatory damages, which include your economic losses and noneconomic losses.
Economic damages have a specific monetary value and may include:
- Medical and therapy costs
- Costs of continuing care
- Past, current, and future lost wages and earnings
- Property damage, such as to your vehicle or personal property
Noneconomic damages are for intangible losses that do not have a specific dollar value, such as:
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Future pain and suffering damages if your condition will continue for a long time
- Mental anguish
- Physical limitations
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium and changes in family and social relationships
On rare occasions, when a defendant caused the accident deliberately or acted with reckless disregard, punitive damages may also be awarded to punish the person and deter others from committing a similar offense.
The amount of damages we might be able to recover for you will depend on the circumstances involved, such as your age, earning capacity, the severity and permanence of your back injuries, and the length of time you will require care. When valuing your damages, we consider as many factors of your case as we can and the credibility of evidence and witnesses.
A Grove City back pain lawyer at Bressman Law can evaluate your case to determine what it may be worth. Call us today at (614) 538-1116 to get started.
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Proving Negligence Is Important
For you to win a personal injury case, you and your lawyer must be able to show that the defendant was negligent and at fault for causing the accident that led to your back pain. Your lawyer may build an argument based on the four elements of negligence, which are:
- The defendant owed you a duty of care not to cause harm
- The defendant breached this duty
- This breach caused your back injuries
- You suffered damages as a result
According to the Ohio Revised Code § 2315.33, even if you did something to contribute to the accident, you might still be able to get a settlement. As long as you are not more than 50 percent to blame for the accident, you may still receive an award equivalent to the negligent party’s percentage of fault.
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How Bressman Law Can Help You With Your Back Pain Case
Our law firm can help build your personal injury case by:
- Investigating the accident and gathering evidence to prove another party’s negligence
- Negotiating with insurance companies on your behalf
- Filing all paperwork in a timely manner in compliance with Ohio law and the statute of limitations, which is generally two years for personal injury
- Taking your case to court and arguing in front of a judge and jury if necessary
A Grove City back pain lawyer at Bressman Law can handle the legal aspects of your case so that you can concentrate on rebuilding your life. Call our team today for a free consultation at (614) 538-1116.