Back pain is considered the single leading cause of disability globally and prevents a lot of people from going to work. In America, approximately 65 million Americans have reported at least one experience with back pain, and 16 million are limited in their daily activities due to this pain.
Many of these Americans sustained these injuries as a result of a car accident. When this happens, it’s common to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for the damages incurred.
Car Accident Settlements for Back Pain
Back pain settlements will vary by individual. Generally speaking, the more serious the injury, the greater the settlement will be.
Both non-economic and economic factors will determine your car accident settlement.
- Economic factors: Medical bills now and in the future, transportation costs, out-of-pocket expenses, lost wages now and in the future.
- Non-economic factors: Pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of consortium (companionship).
In some cases, you might have a claim for punitive damages as well. If you were in a car accident where someone maliciously acted irresponsibly and recklessly, you might be awarded punitive damages as a civil punishment in your favor for that behavior.
Consult With a Personal Injury Attorney About Your Back Pain After a Car Accident Today
When you have been injured after a car accident and are suffering the debilitating condition of back pain, you deserve compensation for your losses. At Stevenson Klotz Injury Lawyers, we have Florida car accident attorneys who can help you recover your damages and costs. You deserve to feel whole again. We can help you fight for that. Call us for a free consultation today.
How long will it take to settle my case?
When it comes to back pain from car accidents, it is difficult to say how long it will take to settle your case. It could take just a few months, or it could take longer than that if you have severe injuries or your case goes to court.
Do I need a lawyer to prove back pain?
Back pain from car accidents can be a complex case to prove, as these injuries don’t always show up on X-rays or tests. We know that you are going through a serious injury and trauma and know what judges and juries need to see to understand that. A lawyer can be a very effective representative when you are going through this.
How long do I have to file my case? I’m not sure about my injuries yet.
Being unsure of the nature and extent of your back injury is not uncommon. In many car accidents, many patients don’t even realize they have pain at all right away. Florida law generally allows for four years for the statute of limitations if you decide to sue after your car accident. You will need to collect a lot of records for this, and this will take time. So try to get your claim started as soon as possible.
Following graduation from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, Eric Stevenson held a number of positions including Assistant State Attorney in the First Judicial Circuit of Florida. Eric has been practicing with partner Christopher Klotz since 2015 litigating personal injury and car accidents in Alabama and Florida.