When you initiate a personal injury claim, many times the recovery you're seeking is intended, in part, to pay for your medical expenses, which may have to be reimbursed to a company health plan, Medicare or Medicaid.
If you've agreed to a settlement for your personal injury case, you might expect that that the case has been resolved, and the net personal injury settlement after legal expenses and attorney's fees is yours to keep.
Pursuing an injury claim into the courtroom may be the only way to receive just compensation for your motor vehicle accident injuries, if the insurance company refuses to agree to compensate you fairly with a reasonable settlement.
While it certainly goes without saying that the vast majority of automotive crashes are “accidents,” both in the colloquial sense and in that they are unintended, it’s also true that most car accidents are caused by preventable errors and poor choices by at least one of the drivers involved.
Any motor vehicle accident, regardless of its severity, is a source of distress as the mind immediately jumps to worst-case possibilities. Once the initial shock of “what just happened” and “did someone hit me” fade and you begin to understand the situation, other questions rush in to take their place: How will you pay for «more»
Injuries affecting the back, neck, and spine can have serious consequences for the injured person and their family, as injuries of this kind have the potential to make it impossible to return to a physically-demanding job and can interfere with nearly all aspects of everyday life on a long-term basis. Herniated spinal discs are one such type of back or neck injury that can result from many different sorts of accident, including automotive and cycling crashes, as well as slips and falls.