Back injuries and neck injuries seem to be the most common debilitating yet non-visible pain related injuries that can occur during car accidents, which can also make them more difficult to prove. That being said, regardless of whether you injured your back in a car accident, slip and fall, or other type of personal injury scenario, a Personal Injury Lawyer can ensure that you are compensated for your pain and suffering.
The types of damages available for personal injury cases in general include:
- Medical expenses-- specifically, those necessary treatment of your injury. These will vary based on the type of back (or other) injury you suffered. If you need chiropractic care, this can also fall into the medical expenses category.
- Lost wages if your back injury results in you being unable to work for a period of time, then you may be entitled to recover these lost wages as a portion of your award or settlement amount.
- Pain and suffering-- if your back injury causes you extreme discomfort, you may be able to secure a separate additional award for the pain suffered.
- Emotional distress-- this can potentially apply to either the person injured, or the spouse of the person injured, and can potentially include other damages, such as loss of consortium, etc.
- Wrongful death damages-- these are potentially applicable if a death has occurred as a result of the accident.
Be sure to consult a Personal Injury Attorney about your back injury case in order to learn more about what damages you may be entitled to, and to get started with your claim. Personal injury suits are subject to statutes of limitations, so you don't want to wait too long before initiating your case.
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