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How Much Compensation Can I Get for a Back Injury Caused by a Car Accident?

Posted on in Car Accidents

IL injury lawyerBeing in a car accident places an enormous amount of force on the occupants’ bodies. Bones break, ligaments snap, and sharp edges of the car’s interior cause lacerations and bruises. Some car accident injuries heal in a few weeks or months. Others leave the victims with long-lasting or permanent loss of functioning. Back injuries, including herniated disks, spinal cord injuries, and fractured vertebrae, are especially debilitating. If you or a loved one suffered a back injury in a car crash, you may be able to seek financial compensation through a personal injury claim. The amount of compensation you may recover depends on the nature of your injuries, how the injuries impact your earning capacity, and other factors.

Recovering Financial Compensation for Medical Bills After a Wreck

Whether a crash is caused by a drunk driver, a tire defect, or another reason, the victims of the crash may be left with painful, debilitating injuries. These injuries usually require extensive medical treatment which can lead to massive medical bills. Fortunately, car accident victims may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses. If you suffered a back injury in a crash, you may be compensated for expenses related to:

  • Emergency room and hospital treatment
  • Surgery
  • X-rays and other diagnostic tests
  • Wheelchairs, crutches, or other assistive devices
  • Medications
  • Ongoing medical treatment, including physical therapy

Lost Income and Lost Earning Capacity Caused by a Back Injury

Back injuries are not only painful, but they may also prevent the sufferer from being able to complete job duties. If you suffered a back injury in a car accident, you may be entitled to your lost income from missed work. If you can no longer work at all or must take a lower-paying job due to your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for your lost earning potential.

Non-Economic Damages for Intangible Losses

The consequences of a serious car accident are not only financial. Some losses cannot be expressed with a medical bill or receipt. Fortunately, Illinois car accident victims may be able to seek restitution for their non-financial damages as well. Lost quality of life, pain, and mental anguish may be compensable.

Contact a Waukegan Back Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one suffered a serious back injury in a car crash, you may be entitled to financial compensation for lost income, pain and suffering, medical costs, and more. A Lake County personal injury attorney can help you file a claim, negotiate with the insurance company, and if needed, file a personal injury lawsuit and fight for compensation through the courts. Call us today at 847-662-3303 for a free consultation to learn more.



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