Your San Diego Back Injury Attorney
Back injuries can be life-changing or disabling, but they’re also unfortunately among the most common personal injuries. A simple slip and fall can lead to emotional trauma, medical bills, and permanent loss of livelihood or lifelong pain. Getting financial compensation with the help of a San Diego personal injury lawyer is the key to recovering as best you can.
Let us here at Joseph C. Crudo PLC handle your case to help you get the largest possible financial award or financial settlement.
How Can Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer Help?
Depending on how the back injury occurred, someone may be at fault. Whether you’re trying to make an insurance claim, settle a worker’s compensation dispute, or need to press a case against a negligent party, it’s all easier with the help of an attorney. You can focus on resting and healing while your lawyer takes care of the legal details, ensuring you don’t miss out on the statute of limitations. We’ll do everything from gather evidence on how your back injury occurred to pursue compensation in any form available.
Types of Common Back Injuries
There are many ways to injure the 26 vertebrae of the spine. From damage to the sensitive discs between the bones to actual fractures of the spinal column, many forms of back pain are hard to pinpoint. A thorough medical examination is the best way to establish a particular sprain or case of nerve damage is due to a specific accident. Let our personal injury expertise help you build your case with clear evidence of damage to your spine. Back injuries can cause anything from mild daily pain to complete paralysis, so they’re quite serious.
Causes of Serious Back Injuries
Many milder causes of back pain are due to daily overuse, which is harder to establish negligence for. Back injuries that occur as part of a traumatic accident are easier to pinpoint as having a specific cause. However, chronic stress injuries may still generate a strong claim if the back pain arose due to bad working conditions. Some of the most common causes of back injuries include:
- Car accidents
- Slip and falls, even on flat surfaces
- Sports and hobby accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Repetitive strain during work
- Pedestrian hit and runs
- Dog bites and other animal injuries, especially horseback riding falls
- Defective products
- Assault and battery, including sexual assault.
Compensation for Back Injuries In and Out of the Workplace
Don’t let these accidents and assaults leave you financially impacted. While a settlement won’t heal your pain, it will help cover the costs of treatment to aid your recovery. Many people mistakenly consider California’s worker compensation law to be the only protection. While workers are definitely able to make these claims, they’re also able to file against any third parties that caused the injury that aren’t the employer. Any other victims of accidents or negligence are also able to open civil lawsuits to seek compensation. Contact Joseph C. Crudo PLC today for a free consultation and more help.