Injuries to Your Back and Spine May Affect You Forever
Back and spine injuries are traumatic and potentially life-altering. Spinal cord injuries are difficult to treat and results can be uncertain. Owing to the debilitating nature of the injuries, a person may suffer significant financial stress in addition to the physical and emotional toll. It is important to find an attorney who will pursue damages to pay for the potentially life-altering injury caused by the negligence of another. Methods of recovery vary depending on what caused the injury, however, the most common causes of spine injuries in the United States are car accidents and falls. Claims related to back and spine injuries are potentially complicated. It is important to find an attorney capable of spotting the difficult issues and guiding you through the process. Members of Goodnow|McKay are experienced with these claims and are here to help. We are committed to helping our clients to recover fair compensation and are often able to negotiate reasonable settlements with the responsible insurance companies, but we are willing to fight for our clients through trial if necessary. Members of Goodnow|McKay are experienced with these claims and here to help. We are committed to helping our clients recover fair compensation. We are often able to negotiate reasonable settlements with the responsible insurance companies, but we are willing to fight for our clients through trial if it is necessary.
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Common Types of Claims for Back and Spine Injuries
Unfortunately, back and spine injuries are incredibly common with automobile accidents and slip and fall accidents. Often times whiplash and lower back issues will plague people after their incident. Physical therapy, rehabilitation, and potentially orthopedic medical intervention are necessary for a full recovery.
How Does Compensation for a Back Injury Work?
Victims of spinal cord injuries may be able to recover for:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Ongoing treatment costs
- Equipment costs
- Costs for house and vehicle modification
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of Companionship
Back and Spine Injury Statistics
- According to the Mayo Clinic, the leading causes of spinal cord injuries in the United States are motor vehicle accidents, falls, acts of violence, sports injuries, and alcohol-related injuries.
- Approximately 17,000 people suffer spinal cord injury every year.
- Over 250,000 people in the United States are living with a spinal cord injury.
- The average age of a person with a spinal cord injury is 42 years old.
- Approximately 30 percent of people who suffer a spinal cord injury return to the hospital within one year of the injury.