A back injury can cause severe pain and disability for you or your loved ones. Even though you may feel helpless, it is important to know that you can seek compensation if the back injury was caused by negligence.
The Justice Guardians are a team of medical negligence lawyers who can review your case to determine which legal options are best for you. Our attorneys are familiar with all types of legal injury claims and know what it takes to get maximum compensation via a claim or lawsuit.
It's not easy to make the decision to pursue legal action. We are available to answer all your questions. Get a free legal consultation by contacting us now.
We only accept cases on contingency which means that if you don't win your case, you will not owe any legal fees.
Back injuries can be caused by many types of accidents and situations. Here are some examples:
Although the above list isn't exhaustive, it does not guarantee that you will be compensated if your back injury was caused by such circumstances. It is recommended that you consult with a physician immediately after suffering a back injury. Afterward, discussing the facts surrounding your injury and more specifically the cause, should be done with a legal professional.
Personal injury lawyers will work with you to create a customized strategy for you to receive compensation. Each case for back injury is unique, so it must be tailored to you. Additionally, cases that are well prepared by experienced legal professionals often have higher success rates.
Your attorney for back injuries will start building your case once you have finalized the legal strategy. Building a strong case involves gathering as much evidence possible, consulting expert witnesses or medical experts, reviewing cases from the past, and opening communication & negotiation channels with the party responsible for your back injuries.
For these types of claims to be successful, you and your legal counsel must prove negligence. Was the person responsible for your back injury so careless or negligent for your health that they caused your injury? If you are able to prove negligence, then there is a great chance that you will be able to file a personal injuries claim.
Back injury lawsuits require that a victim of negligence or their legal representative prove the following: The defendant owed you a duty of safety; the defendant broke said duty; you were directly injured due to the breach of that duty, either in whole or in part; and, concrete damages arose from the defendant's breach of duty.
To prove a back injury claim, you must show the previous four points. Unfortunately, many people lack the legal experience and expertise required to bring a case that will result in maximum compensation.
In most cases, the insurance company will pay the award for back injuries. However, these companies are skilled in reducing the amount they pay for a particular claim. This allows them to keep their business afloat.
Your attorney will notify the counterparty about your intent to file a claim for injury and inform them of the possible settlement amount. At this stage, the counterparty will likely enter into negotiations. However, if no settlement is reached, your attorney can file the lawsuit.
Once a lawsuit for back injuries has been filed in the correct court, mediations will likely continue to prevent the case from reaching court. Sometimes settlement agreements can be reached in this time period as it can take up to six months for a case to go to court. Your case will proceed to court if there is no agreement. If the case proceeds to court, your lawsuit will be filed.
Back injuries are fairly common in the workplace, regardless of industry. However, workers who suffer back injuries at work or have a back condition as a result of their job are more likely to be eligible for worker's comp.
This is because the law often prevents employees from suing an employer for the injury. Instead, employees must file a workers’ compensation claim and deal with insurers.
Even though a lawsuit hasn't been filed, that doesn't mean that an attorney for back injuries cannot help. Insurance companies are likely again to ask about the extent and cost of your injury. An attorney can help you ensure that the maximum amount of workers' compensation is pursued for your back injury.
Still unsure if you are eligible for a back injury lawsuit filing? For a free consultation about back injury, call our team. We will review your case and discuss the options with you free of charge.