When you’ve been disabled by a serious back injury, you can seek compensation from the at-fault party to cover your damages and losses. Find out how strong your case is by speaking with a Milwaukee spine injury lawyer.
A spinal injury can be incredibly difficult to recover from, and in severe cases, it might be impossible. Even in the best scenarios, chronic pain and limited mobility can easily become permanent parts of your life. Not only can a back injury ruin the quality of your life, but it can also damage your finances and earning potential.
Spine injuries can happen to anyone, but if someone else was responsible for what happened to you, you’re completely justified in seeking financial compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. This will probably mean going up against an insurance company or an opposing attorney, however, so it’s best to even the playing field by retaining the services of a Milwaukee spine injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg.
Identifying Who Caused Your Spinal Damage
Having a strong case means knowing precisely who was at fault and fully illustrating how. It’s not an easy matter to get an insurance company to agree to your terms, so we need to have a compelling case that makes it within their best interests to settle through negotiations rather than going to court.
To that end, your Milwaukee spine injury lawyer will conduct a full investigation into the accident that caused your back injury. All of the at-fault parties will need to be identified so that you can name them in your claim and maximize your potential financial award.
These are just a few different accident types and the potential causes that will need to be investigated in order to determine fault:
Traffic Crashes – Distracted or drunk driving could implicate a driver, while a defective auto part or roadwork could indicate blame on the part of a private company. Poor road conditions might likewise make a government agency liable.
Construction Accidents – Negligent contractors might cause a heavy machinery accident, while defective safety equipment could easily lead to a serious back injury.
Product Liability – Defective products come in many forms, and when they cause spinal damage, you might be able to hold the manufacturer, retailer, distributor, or advertiser responsible.
Slip-and-Fall – Depending on the distance you fell, how you landed, and the surface you hit, these accidents can easily cause fractured vertebrae and worse. The property owner or the company managing or renting the space could easily be at fault.
The Financial Cost of a Serious Back Injury
Getting a fair settlement doesn’t just mean mitigating your own level of fault, it also means knowing what your claim is worth before ever beginning negotiations. If you don’t, you risk accepting a lowball settlement offer that will prove woefully inadequate in time and leave you paying out of pocket for injury–related expenses.
Even a minor spine injury could result in the need for substantial medical care. You might require a back brace and have to go in for routine X-rays if you fractured your vertebrae, for example. Even worse, something like damaged nerves might require ongoing medical care and periodic surgeries for the rest of your life.
Any spine injury could make it impossible to continue working, depriving you of your ability to earn an income while injury-related expenses keep piling up. Something as serious as a severed spinal cord might paralyze you and leave you confined to a wheelchair or scooter. You might even have to renovate your home to make it handicap-accessible and purchase a special vehicle with a lift.
These are all expenses you shouldn’t have to pay for out of your own pocket, and with the help of a Milwaukee spine injury lawyer from our firm, you won’t have to.
Paralysis and Other Spine Injury Symptoms Can Ruin Your Quality of Life
Whether you suffered a paralyzing spinal injury or a herniated disc that might heal after a corrective surgery, your quality of life is certain to suffer. The limited mobility that follows a back injury can deprive you of your independence and prevent you from engaging in your favorite physical activities. This can lead to depression and deprive you of enjoyment of life.
If you suffered full or partial paralysis, you’ll inevitably experience lost sexual function, which can greatly damage your marriage and result in lost companionship. Whatever non-economic damages you experience, they should be factored into your settlement—and your Milwaukee spine injury lawyer will make certain that happens.
Get Help from a Milwaukee Back Injury Lawyer
The Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg can help you get the compensation your back injury demands. Don’t let an insurance company play games with your rights. Instead, schedule a free consultation with a Milwaukee spine injury lawyer and discover the true value of your injury claim. Just call 414-271-7007 or complete the online contact form on this page.