Back injuries are common in many types of accidents, including car accidents, slips and falls, trips and falls, workplace accidents, pedestrian accidents, and more. A back injury can range from a mild issue that resolves quickly to a severe trauma requiring a lifetime of care.
If you or a loved one has suffered a back injury in an accident, you must speak with an experienced California personal injury attorney about your case. At Deldar Legal, our 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, nerves, and even organs in the lower back. While some back injuries cause a person discomfort or pain for a short period, more severe back injuries can ultimately result in a loss of movement or sensation below the point of damage. 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
Many of these injuries happen at work from lifting heavy equipment, poor posture, or repetitive movements. Employers should implement strategies to prevent workplace back injuries and foster a safer work environment. This is only sometimes the case and is one of the main reasons people must consult with a personal injury attorney.
Compensation for a Back Injury
Compensation for a back injury depends on the type of injury sustained and the severity of the damage. Back injuries that result in a lifetime of care will necessitate far more compensation than a minor injury that will heal fully with time and consideration. 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 due to the injury, including medical fees, wage loss, property damage, and the loss of future income and benefits. Special damages 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 from a back injury. California has 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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Suppose you or a loved one has suffered a back injury in an accident in California. In that case, you’ll need to speak with an experienced California personal injury attorney immediately. You can call the office or contact us today at Deldar Legal to schedule a free consultation of your claims with an expert in back injuries.