Los Angeles Back Injury Lawyers
Motor vehicle crashes, falls, and other types of accidents that are caused by someone else's recklessness, carelessness, or negligence can result in serious bodily injuries – including serious back injuries. Back injuries can vary significantly from one victim to another but almost any type of back injury can affect your life in many ways. Back injuries are typically a very challenging type of personal injury case because the vast range of body parts that have been impacted, such as ligaments, muscles, tendons, and the spinal cord. Generally, back injuries can be difficult to prove for a wide variety of reasons. Your personal injury attorney has to prove your back injury was not a preexisting medical condition and the accident was the fault of the other party that was negligent.
If you have sustained back injuries in an accident caused by another party's negligence in Los Angeles County and San Fernando Valley, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for the injuries and damages you sustained. We understand that a back injury can be very painful and impact your personal and professional life. Our experienced Los Angeles back injury lawyers have the legal knowledge and experience to assist you with your case and to represent you in court, if necessary. Please do not hesitate to contact Injury Justice Law Firm to discuss how we can help you.
Common Types of Back Injuries
Our Los Angeles personal injury law firm understands that a back injury can range from a minor strain of back muscles all the way to severe injuries leading to quadriplegia. Our lawyers represent individuals suffering from any type of back injury and will aggressively fight for full compensation for medical bills, rehabilitative expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering.
There are many parts of the back that can be injured in a car crash or another type of accidents. The most common type of back injury is a soft tissue back injury – or a back injury that does not involve broken bones or fractures but instead affects the muscles, tendons, or ligaments. Soft tissue in the back can be strained, sprained, or torn – all of which can cause serious pain and can limit mobility. While soft tissue back injuries often do not require any surgeries or invasive medical procedures in order to correct, they often require an extensive and consistent physical therapy regimen to improve. This can take time and can be painful, and there is a high chance of re-injury in the future.
In more serious car accident cases, the accident victim may sustain a fracture in their back, which often requires corrective surgery and can limit movement for an extended period of time. The most serious type of back injury is a spinal cord injury, which requires immediate stabilization and often long-term hospitalization. Spinal cord injury victims can experience temporary or permanent paralysis in their body below the location of their injury. Our law firm has years of experience with back injury lawsuits, including lower back strains, bulging disc, herniated disc, lumbar sprain, back fusion surgery, paraplegic injuries, among others.
Back injuries can frequently seem like a minor issue at the time of the accident, but even minor injuries to your back can have dramatic consequences for your health over the short or long term. Whether the specific injury was to your spine or muscles in your back, the injury can be devastating to your everyday life.
No matter what type of back injury you sustain, the medical expenses can be significant. Additionally, most back injuries require rest and time away from work to heal and some can prevent you from performing your job duties ever again. An experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer should have the skills and resources necessary to provide you aggressive legal representation for your back injury in mediation, arbitration, court, or any other legal proceeding.
Helping You Recover after an Accident
While unexpected accidents can happen in a variety of ways, the most common types of accidents that can cause back injuries include the following:
- Car accidents
- Commercial truck accidents
- Slip and falls
- Falls from heights
- Workplace accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
In order for a back injury victim to receive compensation for their injury-related losses, they must prove that another party acted in a negligent manner and, therefore, should be held liable for causing the accident and injury. Some examples of negligence that may lead to an injury-causing accident can include distracted, impaired, or aggressive driving, allowing dangerous conditions on a property, selling defective products, and many more.
Negligence is an often complex legal principle and the law requires that an injury victim provide sufficient evidence to prove a negligence claim. It is essential to have a personal injury law firm on your side that has the resources to gather necessary evidence of negligence and understands how to present that evidence to successfully settle your case or prove your claim in court.
Recovery in a Back Injury Case
Accident victims with serious back injuries may seek some or all of the following types of damages as part of their recovery, depending on the circumstances of the specific case:
- Compensation for medical and physical therapy bills
- Compensation for lost wages for time missed from work
- Compensation for past, present, and future pain, suffering, and inconvenience
- Compensation for past, present, and future mental anguish and emotional distress
- Compensation for psychological or psychiatric treatment that stems from the accident
- Compensation for loss of earning capacity (where permanent back injuries are involved)
- Compensation for loss of consortium, companionship, or spousal support
- Compensation for permanent injuries and damages (including permanent back injuries)
An experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer will be able to review the facts and circumstances of your individual case and can determine which types of damages are applicable to your case to seek the maximum amount of compensation that you deserve.
Contact a Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Today
Due to the nature of back injuries, it's critical that you contact our Los Angeles personal injury law firm as soon as possible in order for our attorneys to thoroughly evaluate your case. It's important to remember that the insurance company is not on your side. Their ultimate goal is to give you the smallest possible amount of compensation. This is one of the main reasons why you need an experienced personal injury lawyer. Our law firm has a highly skilled team of investigators and expert witnesses, who are the best professionals in their field.
When you have sustained a back injury due the negligence of other's, having a highly qualified personal injury attorney is critical to the outcome of your case. Our law firm will deal with the insurance company lawyers, doctors, chiropractors, and investigators on your behalf. We are dedicated to bringing you the best possible financial settlement or verdict in court. Our law firm represents handles any type of back injury claim. We represent accident victims, including drivers, passengers, and pedestrians.
If you have sustained a back injury in any type of accident, you have nothing to lose by discussing your rights and options with a skilled Los Angeles back injury attorney at Injury Justice Law Firm. To schedule a free consultation with a member of our legal team, please call us or contact us online today.