How much is my back injury worth?

So you injured your back in a car accident. How much is that injury worth in a settlement with the insurance company? Well, it really depends on the severity of the injuries. Do you have disc injuries? Is the disc bulging, herniated or ruptured? The only way to determine that is through a lumbar MRI.

Therefore, the value of a back injury in a car accident case can vary widely depending on the specific circumstances of the injury and the impact it has on the individual. Some of the factors we take into consideration are:

  1. Severity of the Injury: The extent of the back injury, whether it’s a strain, sprain, herniated disc, spinal cord injury, or another type of injury, will play a significant role in determining its value.
  2. Medical Expenses: The cost of medical treatment for the back injury, including hospital bills, surgery, medication, rehabilitation, and ongoing care, will be a key factor in calculating the value of the claim.
  3. Lost Income: If the back injury has caused you to miss work or has affected your ability to earn a living, the lost income can be included in the compensation.
  4. Pain and Suffering: The physical pain and emotional suffering caused by the back injury can also be considered in the valuation of the claim.
  5. Permanent Disability or Impairment: If the back injury results in a permanent disability or impairment that affects your ability to work or perform daily activities, this will be taken into account in determining the value of the claim.
  6. Future Medical Expenses: If the back injury requires ongoing medical treatment or care, the cost of future medical expenses should be factored into the claim.
  7. Impact on Quality of Life: The extent to which the back injury has affected your quality of life, including your ability to engage in activities you enjoy, can also influence the value of the claim.
  8. Comparative Fault: If you were partially at fault for the accident that caused the back injury, the value of your claim may be reduced based on the percentage of fault assigned to you.

We work with spine surgeons and orthopedic surgeons who can properly evaluate and treat your injuries so call us for a free consultation.