Back Injuries Can Be Costly and Painful
Having a healthy back is integral to your ability to move comfortably through your day. A back injury can significantly impede your ability to live your life to the fullest. Back injuries are common, and accidents—such as car accidents and slip and fall accidents—often cause them. Back injuries not only tend to cause extreme pain but also serious medical expenses. If someone else’s negligence caused you to suffer a back injury, don’t take a wait-and-see approach—you need experienced legal counsel.
Every back injury—much like every accident—is unique. Back injuries can range from minor sprains and strains to spinal cord injuries and even paralysis. All back injuries, however, can cause serious pain, with elusive and lengthy recovery processes. In fact, a back injury can significantly damage your life, including by causing serious financial setbacks.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries can especially devastate victims. They’re typically caused by intense force, such as you might experience in car accidents and slip and fall accidents. The impact of a serious accident can drive the vertebral discs out of alignment, which can leave you with herniated or bulging discs that necessitate reparative surgeries, ongoing physical therapy, and extensive pain treatments. Spinal cord injuries can lead to physically, emotionally, and financially devastating consequences.
Back injuries can not only require immediate medical attention and expenses, they can also lead to protracted treatments and expenses as your body continues to react to the injury. Your medical expenses will vary depending on the severity of your injury, but even a sprain or strain will likely include several standard expenses:
- Doctor visits
- Medications and adaptive medical devices
- Physical therapy
A more serious injury involves more extensive treatments and greater ongoing medical expenses.
Lost Income and Wages
Often, back injuries lead to lost income and wages that can stretch into your future. If you can’t return to work or can’t return to work at your former job, you’re likely to face serious financial losses. You should carefully factor your loss of income and diminished earning capacity into your personal injury claim.
If Someone Else’s Negligence Caused You to Suffer a Back Injury, Contact a Skilled Personal Injury Lawyer Today
If someone else’s negligence left you with a back injury, you already know how difficult that can be. A back injury can bedevil you, and back injury claims are complicated. If you were injured, first seek immediate medical attention, then consult with an experienced Richmond, Virginia, personal injury attorney. The skilled legal team at Emroch & Kilduff has the expertise and commitment to fight for your rights and for your rightful compensation. We’ll carefully investigate your claim, analyze the merits of your case, ensure that you understand your legal rights, and guide your claim toward its most beneficial resolution. We’re here to help, so please contact or call us at (804) 358-1568 for an initial consultation today.