Back injuries are common in many types of accidents, including car accidents, slip and falls, trip and falls, workplace accidents, pedestrian accidents, and more. A back injury can range from a mild issue that resolves itself quickly to a severe trauma that requires a lifetime of care. If you or a loved one has suffered a back injury in an accident, it is critical that you speak with an experienced California personal injury attorney about your case. At Deldar Legal, our team of legal professionals will expertly analyze your claims and provide zealous representation for the compensation you deserve. Call the office or contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
There are Many Different Types of Back Injuries
A back injury is an umbrella term that encompasses many types of harm. A back injury can affect a victim’s spinal cord, vertebrae, discs, fluids, or nerves in the back or spine. While some back injuries cause a person discomfort or pain for a short period of time, more serious back injuries can ultimately result in a loss of movement or sensation below the point of injury. Some of the most common types of back injuries include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Herniated discs
- Slipped discs
- Nerve damage
- Fractured vertebrae
- Severed spinal cord
If you or a loved one has suffered a back injury in an accident in California, it is important that you speak with an experienced personal injury as soon as possible to preserve your claims for compensation.
Compensation for a Back Injury
Compensation for a back injury depends on the type of injury sustained and the severity of the injury. Back injuries that result in a lifetime of care will necessitate far more compensation than a more minor injury that will heal fully with time and care. Damages for a back injury include payment for both general and special damages. Also known as economic damages, special damages refer to the out of pocket expenses incurred as a result of the injury that can include medical expenses, wage loss, property damage, and the loss of future income and benefits. Special damages also include compensation for all rehabilitation and future care costs associated with a back injury.
General damages are also called noneconomic damages and can compensate a back injury victim for things like emotional trauma, disfigurement, disability, and the loss of enjoyment of life that comes from a back injury. In California, there is currently no cap on general damages for a back injury caused by an accident unless it occurred as part of a medical malpractice case.
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If you or a loved one has suffered a back injury in an accident in California, it is critical that you speak with an experienced California personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Call the office or contact us today at Deldar Legal to schedule a free consultation of your claims with an expert in back injuries now.