How Much Is My Back Injury Case Worth?
Individuals can suffer back injuries in a wide variety of ways. Though some back injuries occur due to the fault of the victim or by pure accident, many back injuries happen due to the negligence of another party. Auto accidents, slip and falls,1 workplace accidents, sports injuries, and more can all lead to personal injury cases that involve back injuries. In such cases, the victim will likely wonder: what is my back injury case worth?
The answer to that question always depends on various circumstances of your case and an experienced back and neck injury attorney can evaluate your case and give you a better idea of what your case is worth.
Types of damages2
Compensatory damages reimburse back injury victims for money they had to spend or otherwise lost due to their injury. Compensatory damages often include the following:
- Medical bills – The amount of medical bills you may incur can vary widely depending on the extent of your injury and the treatment that you required. For example, a sprain or strain may require an X-ray and some physical therapy sessions, which may add up to $500 to $1,1000 total for all of your treatment. However, someone who suffers a herniated disc, you may require significant surgical procedures that can cost $10,000, as well as additional treatments and medical equipment.
- Lost wages – Many back injuries make it difficult to even stand up, needless to say go to work and perform job duties. This is especially true if your job involves any type of physical labor. A legal claim can help you receive compensation for all of the past and future income lost due to your back injury.
In addition to compensatory damages, you may also receive compensation for intangible losses, as well. These may include:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Permanent disabilities
The overall worth of your back injury largely depends on the nature and severity of your back injury. If you believe another party is responsible for your injury, please do not hesitate to call the experienced back and neck lawyers at the law firm of Boling Rice LLC in Alpharetta for help. We offer free consultations, so please call today at (770) 355-0780.