Back injury can make everything in your life far harder to do, and it can cause many knock-off effects that damage your career, your home life, your finances, and even your health. It’s treatable if you can get the money for medical care.
Our Augusta personal injury attorneys can help you get that money. If someone injured your back in an accident, you could be able to get compensation with the help of John Foy & Associates. The sooner you can get care for your back, the better your prognosis will be.
Why Back Injuries Require Special Care
Injuries to your vertebrae or spinal cord can keep you from working and make day-to-day activities much more difficult, or even impossible. Your back is one of the most complex parts of your body. A slight injury in one spot can have repercussions elsewhere.
The complexity of back pain also makes it difficult to heal. If you’ve never experienced back pain before, you may not know just how many activities can aggravate an injury. Back pain can truly diminish the quality of your life.
The expenses of a back injury can add up quickly, from medical bills to lost wages. Thus, if your back was hurt in an accident, try to get compensation with the help of a lawyer who specializes in back injuries like the team at John Foy.
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Accidents that Can Lead to Back Injuries
Just about any personal injury accident we cover can cause a back injury, but the most common by far is auto accidents. These put enough sudden force to the back to cause an injury. In fact, whiplash is considered a back injury because it involves the upper spine. If a commercial vehicle caused your injury, reach out to an Augusta truck accident lawyer for help.
Another common reason for back injuries is falls in nursing homes. Most nursing homes aren’t carpeted, so any fall is on a hard tile floor. Older bodies do not have the bone structure or muscle support to prevent back injuries. One neglectful slip can mean pain for the rest of a resident’s life.
In order to get compensation for your back injury, your lawyer has to prove that someone else’s negligence (or deliberate action) caused your back injury. Our Augusta back injury attorneys will find out who is most responsible and how you can receive compensation from their insurer.
Getting Compensation for Your Back Injury
Once we know who is responsible and which insurance policy applies to your case, we can calculate the full extent of your damages. We need to prove these to justify your claim. Some costs we can add to your claim include medical bills, medications, lost wages, and more.
Your lawyer may ask you to get certain tests to check for hidden injuries that could affect you later in life. If you tell your doctor you’ve been in an accident, you might have had them already done. From your medical examinations, we can calculate your current costs and estimate all your future costs of treatment.
Do not accept an initial offer from an insurance company without speaking with a lawyer. These early offers are often far too low for a back injury case. Once you accept an offer, the matter is settled and you cannot reopen the case to ask for more money.
Don’t Wait Too Long to File a Claim for Compensation
Depending on your accident case, you could have anywhere from two years to mere weeks to file your claim. It depends on the laws surrounding Georgia’s statute of limitations, as listed in the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) § 9-3-33.
If you pass the deadline, you cannot file for compensation. Another reason to start your case early is that it’s easier to prove the earlier you start. Cases that start late risk lost evidence and faulty memories, which make your case much more difficult to win.
Thus, as soon as a doctor has seen you and you’re recovered enough to speak with a lawyer, contact our Augusta back injury lawyers. We’ve been helping the residents of Augusta with personal injury matters for over 25 years.
Speak With Our Lawyers for Free Today
If you suffer from back pain after your accident and you believe it wasn’t your fault, you deserve to tell your story to a back pain lawyer in Augusta. We can tell you if you have a case and how we will apply our experience to get you the most compensation we can.
There is no fee working with John Foy & Associates unless you win your case. Contact us online or call us get a free, no-obligation consultation about your back injury.