According to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), back pain is the leading cause of disability, forcing people to stop working and do other daily activities. Back injuries are common in many car accidents, stemming from muscle strains or tears when the head is violently thrown back and forth after a collision impact.
If you are experiencing painful symptoms in your neck or back after a car accident, you may be able to pursue compensation for your injury. A Hilliard back pain lawyer from Bressman Law can help you navigate the claims process, build a personal injury case, and fight for a settlement on your behalf. For further advice and support, call us at (614) 538-1116 today.
Back Pain Could Indicate a More Serious Condition
According to the Mayo Clinic, most back pain injuries caused by auto collisions involve soft tissue strains or tears, which can be resolved with appropriate medical treatment. However, if the accident is severe, it can cause more serious spinal conditions, such as:
- Disc herniation (slipped disc)
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal stenosis
It is important to see your health care provider after a car accident as soon as possible. Getting a physical evaluation by a medical professional can allow your injuries to be properly diagnosed, treated, and documented, and it can also prevent long-term health problems from developing. If you experience any of the following symptoms, seek medical attention immediately:
- Neck pain, or pain when moving your head
- Unexplained weight loss
- Numbness or weakness in the legs
- Pain not alleviated or worsened by different positions
- Pain that radiates along your arms or legs
- Headaches, especially at the base of the skull
- Muscle tightness
If you have questions about seeking compensation after a car accident, call our client intake team at Bressman Law. We want to offer you a free case review to get to know more about us and find out about your legal options. Contact us at (614) 538-1116 today.
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You May Be Entitled to Multiple Damages Because of Your Back Injury
Ohio drivers must carry liability insurance coverage, which is the most common route to pursue compensation. If the driver is not insured, you may need to use uninsured motorist protection to cover your damages. If you do not have this coverage, we may be able to file a lawsuit against the liable driver.
In addition to protecting your rights and making sure you are treated fairly during the claims process, a Hilliard back pain lawyer may help you fight for compensatory awards to recover your losses, such as:
- Current and ongoing medical bills
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages and reduced future earning capacity
- Psychological trauma
- Pain, suffering, and inconvenience
- Funeral expenses if your loved one passed away because of their car accident injuries
If you have a viable case, we can begin preparing your personal injury case. As an overview, this may involve conducting an investigation to identify liable parties, building a comprehensive case to show how another person’s negligence caused your injuries, and documenting the extent of damages you experienced because of the accident. When the groundwork is complete, we may handle negotiations with the liable parties’ insurers on your behalf.
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We Can Negotiate with Insurance Companies on Your Behalf
Once we determine who might be liable for your injuries and gather evidence to support your case, we can estimate the accident’s financial impact. We want to determine a value for your case before entering negotiations to determine how much compensation you may be entitled to collect. Insurers will have their own formula for calculating compensation; however, their figure may not be enough to recover your total losses. By calculating your damages ourselves, we may have a better idea of how much compensation to pursue.
Insurers might also try to use strategies to deny, delay, or underpay your claim. Our personal injury lawyers can recognize these tactics and defend your rights. We can offer legal guidance about any settlement offers presented to you, such as whether the offer is reasonable. You have the final word on what you choose to accept. Your lawyer cannot accept a settlement on your behalf.
If all involved parties cannot agree on a settlement out of court, we may present your case in court and fight for compensation there.
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Your Lawsuit Must Get Filed within the Statute of Limitations
Ohio’s statute of limitations determines how long you have to begin legal action. Defined under the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) §2305.10, you generally have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit. While this may seem like a long time, acting quickly enables your lawyer to preserve and gather the evidence needed to build your case.
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A Hilliard Back Pain Lawyer Can Provide Multiple Legal Services for Your Case
Trauma to the soft tissue in your neck and back may prevent you from working for months while you recover. In other cases, surgery might be required. In severe accidents, some victims face permanent disability.
The impact of a serious injury on your physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing cannot be underestimated, but know that you are not alone at this difficult time. Our legal team may help you build your case by:
- Investigating the cause of your accident
- Requesting and gathering evidence to support your case
- Identifying potentially responsible parties
- Showing how another party’s negligence resulted in your injuries
- Estimating the impact of your injuries and other related losses
- Negotiating with the at-fault parties’ insurance companies
- Reviewing settlement offers for their fairness
- Representing you in court if a settlement could not be made
If your accident-related injuries prevented you from resuming work, we want to fight for compensation for you so that you can potentially recover from your losses. We offer our services on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not have to pay any attorney’s fees unless we win your case.
If you would like more information about our legal services and how we might be able to help you, call for a free case review with Bressman Law at (614) 538-1116 today. We are here to help.