How Much Money Do You Get for a Back Injury from a Car Accident?
Back injuries can be highly disruptive. Not only are they exceptionally painful, but they are also prone to causing lingering pain. Suffering a back injury as a result of another driver’s negligence can be especially difficult, but obtaining just compensation can go a long way toward helping you reach your fullest recovery.
While the car accident claim that results from your back injury will be unique to you and the situation at hand, there are some basics that apply to every such claim and that can help you get a better handle on yours. If a driver’s negligence leaves you with a back injury, don’t wait to consult with an experienced Brooklyn car accident attorney.
Your Back Injury
As mentioned, a back injury is not only painful in the present but can also lead to chronic pain that reverberates into your future and to a serious decrease in your range of motion. In fact, back injuries are closely associated with lost earning potential into the future. All told, the damages associated with a back injury like yours can be immense.
The damages you suffer due to a back injury – and that you can seek compensation for in your car accident claim – can be divided into several categories.
Your Medical Costs
The medical costs associated with a back injury can be far-reaching, including:
- Pain management
- Surgery and follow-up care from medical professionals
- Physical therapy
- Prescription medications
- Occupational therapy
- Adaptive physical devices
Identifying your full range of medical expenses is important to your ability to recover on them in their entirety. For back injuries, these costs can flow into ongoing care that is difficult to assess accurately at the outset.
Your Lost Earnings
A back injury can seriously interfere with your ability to work and to make a living. In fact, a back injury can even render a desk job nearly impossible, but if your job is more physical, your back injury can leave you incapable of returning to work at all. In other words, a back injury can directly interfere with your capacity to earn.
Your Physical and Emotional Pain and Suffering
The physical pain associated with a back injury can be overwhelming, and the pain management involved can be difficult in and of itself. The emotional toll of facing a long-term injury like a back injury, however, can be just as difficult. The emotional component of your claim should not be minimized or overlooked during the car accident claims process.
Reach out to an Experienced Brooklyn Car Accident Attorney Today
If a negligent driver leaves you with a back injury, you face a difficult path forward, but the dedicated car accident attorneys at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman – proudly serving Brooklyn – are on your side and are well-prepared to help. Your claim and your recovery are important, so please don’t wait tocontact us online or call us at 917-893-3514 for more information about how we can help you today.