If you or a family member suffered an injury to your back in an accident in New Jersey, you need an experienced New Jersey injury lawyer to handle your claim and make sure you are fairly compensated. At My NJ Injury Lawyer Howard P. Lesnik, Esq., I fight to ensure my clients receive the benefits they are entitled to.
Many accident victims ask me how much their case will be worth in New Jersey for back injuries. This is a very difficult question to answer right after someone is involved in an accident. You’ve heard that no two snowflakes are alike. Also, no two cases are alike. Every accident case is unique and there are many factors that go into determining the settlement amount. Here are some of the important factors that determine how much (or how little) your back injury case is worth.
1. Did you seek medical treatment?
If you are injured in an accident, you should seek medical treatment immediately. Do not wait to receive medical treatment if you hurt your back in an accident. Insurance companies view any delay of treatment negatively toward your claim. Insurance adjusters will argue that you were not injured if you did not seek treatment and that your injuries are not serious if you waited too long to see a doctor.
2. Is your back injury temporary or permanent?
If your injury is permanent, your claim will certainly be worth a higher value. If your back is permanently injured, you will never be the way you were before the accident. Since you cannot be fully healed, you are awarded money damages in New Jersey to try to make you whole again and compensate you for your injuries. The nature and extent of your back injury will greatly impact your settlement claim.
3. How much are your medical bills?
If your accident left you with large medical bills that were not covered by insurance, this figure must be included in your claim. You are entitled to recover your out-of-pocket expenses incurred as a result of your accident. An experienced attorney will know to include these expenses as part of your claim.
4. Who is responsible for your accident?
In New Jersey, you must prove liability in addition to damages. This means that another person or entity must have been negligent in causing the accident or dangerous condition.
5. Is your claim covered by insurance?
How much insurance is available to cover your back injury claim? For example, if you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, and the vehicle that hit you only has a $15,000 policy, your claim may be limited to this amount. However, if you have under-insured motorist coverage, you may be able to make a claim for additional compensation. You need an experienced attorney who can determine who much insurance is available to cover your claim.
6. How did your accident happen?
Neck, back and spine injuries are among the most common injuries that you can suffer in an accident. These injuries can lead to permanent disability and can be extremely painful. They can be caused by a slip and fall on a sidewalk, grocery store, snow and ice, or car accidents. If you have injured your spine, neck or back in an accident in New Jersey, seek medical attention and then immediately call My NJ Injury Lawyer Howard P. Lesnik, Esq.
7. Common Neck, Back and Spine Injuries:
• Herniated Discs
• Bulging Discs
• Protruding Discs
• Ruptured Discs
• Spinal Fractures
• Disc Impingement
8. What type of treatment did you receive for your back injury?
Chiropractors offer conservative treatment for injuries associated with back pain, neck pain, joint discomfort of the arms or legs, and headaches.
Physical therapy is prescribed to improve your ability to complete tasks and activities of daily living.
Pain management physicians’ common treatments include nerve/root/joint blocks, and nerve/steroid/epidural injections.
Cervical Fusion Surgery is a surgical procedure to remove a herniated disc in the cervical spine.
If you or a loved one suffered a back injury in an accident, you should contact an attorney familiar with handling these claims. Many lawyers will tell you how much your claim is worth without evaluating all the factors in your case. These lawyers are only interested in telling you what you want to hear so they can represent you. Make sure your attorney is not only driven by money. Your attorney must be experienced in NJ personal injury claims and be familiar with all variables in your case before discussing who much your case can be worth.
My NJ Injury Lawyer Howard P. Lesnik, Esq. offers free strategy sessions to address any issue or questions you may have about your back injury, treatment, medical bills or your accident claim.
Please contact NJ Injury Lawyer Howard Lesnik, Esq., immediately if you were involved in an accident or suffered a spine, back or neck injury. I personally handle NJ personal injury cases on a regular basis. Please contact me now by email, by phoning 908.264.7701, or by completing the form to the right to schedule your complimentary 30-minute strategy session.