At Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC, our Atlanta injury lawyers represent people that have seriously injured their backs in an accident. First, we help back pain victims obtain the best medical treatment for their injuries. Then, we advocate for our clients to obtain maximum compensation from the insurance company. If you suffered a back injury in an accident, contact the back injury lawyers at Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC at (404) 419-6674, or use our online form.
Nature and Extent of Back Injuries After an Accident
Back injuries are debilitating. An injury to a single vertebra on your spine can cause you to experience chronic neck and back pain. Chronic pain can prevent you from working. It can also make it difficult for you to spend quality time with your family and get comfortable and restful sleep.
Spinal injuries include vertebral fractures, herniated vertebral discs, spinal cord injuries, nerve damage, spasms, strains, and sprains. The vertebral discs in our spine deteriorate as we age. However, in most cases we won’t experience any symptoms other than short-lived pain and soreness. A traumatic incident, such as a car crash, can damage our fragile deteriorated spinal discs and cause us to experience chronic radiating pain, soreness, tingling and numbness in our limbs.
Treating Back Injuries
Back injuries can be conservatively treated through massage, chiropractic care, therapy, epidural injections, and other pain management programs and corrective measures. If those treatments don’t permanently relieve your pain, surgery is sometimes an option. The proper treatment regime depends upon the severity of your back injury. Most back injuries may require you to remain out of work for prolonged periods of time while you recover, which can cause you to lose income, adding further stress to your life.
Back injury victims should get immediate medical attention from a well-respected medical professional. If you seek immediate medical attention, you decrease the likelihood that your back injuries will progress in severity. You will also strengthen your damages claim by demonstrating to the insurance company that your injuries were so harmful that you didn’t hesitate to seek medical treatment.
Seeking the Help of a Back Injury Lawyer
It is imperative that you hire a back injury attorney when you injure your back in an accident. A skilled back injury attorney will dramatically increase your chances of recovering just compensation for your injuries.
Back injuries can be as expensive as they are painful. If you’re fortunate enough to have health insurance, you might still find that your health insurer doesn’t cover a significant amount of your treatment. If you don’t have health insurance, and you pay out of pocket for your treatment, your bills might become insurmountable before you receive all of the care you need.
An experienced back injury attorney can help you find medical treatment providers that will treat you on a lien. That means that the provider will not charge you until you complete your treatment and receive compensation from the insurance company for your injuries. At Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC, we understand that every person has the right to receive the best medical care – not just the wealthy.
How a Back Injury Attorney Can Help You
As back injury lawyers, we can help ease your suffering in many different ways. The first step is to ensure that you receive the medical care you need to completely treat your injuries. As back injury attorneys, we can help you find medical providers that will give you excellent treatment at a fair price.
Next, we evaluate the value of your claim. We consider all of the medical bills that you have incurred and might incur in the future, as well as your lost wages and pain and suffering. We compare those values to the typical jury verdict awards in the venue where your lawsuit would be filed. That helps us estimate the limits that the insurance company will pay to resolve your claim.
We understand that the insurance company wants to pay you as little as they can to compensate you. Our decades of experience have taught us a host of strategies to maximize the compensation that you can receive from the insurance company. For instance, we understand how to overcome an insurance company’s argument that your back injuries were caused by some factor other than the accident impact.
It should go without saying that you should never accept an early offer from the insurance company. Many back injuries progress over time. Pain that is manageable today might become unbearable in several months. You shouldn’t negotiate with the insurance company until the complete extent of your injuries is evaluated, such as whether you will need physical therapy, speech therapy, mental health treatment, prescription medications, or surgery. At Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC, we know how to evaluate the full scope of your potential future medical treatment so that you don’t leave any money on the negotiating table.
Contact a Back Injury Lawyer Today
You should file your back injury claim as soon as possible so that you have ample time to determine whether you should file a lawsuit if the insurance company won’t negotiate with you in good faith. Contact Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC at (404) 419-6674 for your free initial consultation to help hold the at fault party accountable for harming you.