Springfield Neck & Spine Injury Lawyers
Back, Neck & Spinal Cord Injury Claims in Missouri
Injures to the back, neck, and spine are some of the most painful of all injuries. In severe cases, they can even be catastrophic, resulting in significant impairment, disability, and even permanent paralysis.
If you suffered a back, neck, or spinal cord injury due to the negligent or wrongful conduct of someone else, you could be entitled to financial compensation. At Aaron Sachs & Associates, P.C., our Springfield neck and spine injury lawyers provide attentive, personalized legal representation to serious injury victims throughout Greene County and the surrounding areas. We have a long history of success in even the most complex of cases and are prepared to advocate tirelessly for you and your recovery.
Back & Spine Injuries
Back injuries are some of the most common injuries in the United States. Every year, millions of people suffer back injuries in accidents, on the job, and as a result of the carelessness or recklessness of others. These injuries can have debilitating effects, from chronic pain to physical limitations that prevent victims from returning to work for weeks, months, or even years. In some cases, back injuries can even have permanent consequences. This is often the case when an individual sustains a spinal cord injury (SCI).
Spinal cord injuries are categorized into two main classifications:
- Complete Spinal Cord Injuries: A complete SCI occurs when all communication between the brain and the body below the point of injury is severed. Complete SCIs often result in paraplegia, quadriplegia/tetraplegia, and other permanent effects.
- Incomplete Spinal Cord Injuries: With an incomplete SCI, the individual will retain some sensation, movement, and function below the point of injury. This is because the brain is still able to communicate with the body, though functioning may be limited.
Complete SCIs and incomplete SCIs can lead to an array of complications. Generally speaking, the individual’s prognosis will depend on the severity of the injury, the type of injury, and other related factors.
Common Back & Spine Injuries
Some of the most common back and spine injuries include:
- Slipped, herniated, or ruptured discs
- Nerve damage and pinched nerves
- Lower back injuries
- Chronic back pain
Compensation for Back & Spinal Cord Injuries
Victims of back and spinal cord injuries may pursue financial compensation against the person or party responsible for the injury. For example, if you became paralyzed after being hit by a drunk driver, you can file a lawsuit against the drunk driver for damages. The exact value of your claim, as well as the specific damages you may be entitled to recover, depend on several factors, including the severity of your injury, the extent of your damages, the cost of your medical bills, and more.
However, many back and spine injury victims are able to recover compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Future medical care costs
- Lost income/wages
- Lost employment benefits
- Future lost earnings
- Lost or diminished earning ability
- Pain and suffering
- Home modifications
- In-home assistance/care costs
- Lost enjoyment of life
Our Springfield spine injury lawyers can review your case and determine how much it may be worth, as well as which types of damages you may be entitled to receive. Contact us today to schedule a complimentary case evaluation.
Neck injuries, including whiplash, are often extremely painful and can lead to lasting complications. In severe cases, they may even be debilitating, preventing victims from returning to work or simply enjoying the same qualify of life they once had.
If you suffered a neck injury due to someone else’s careless, reckless, or wrongful conduct, you have the right to take legal action. To file a personal injury claim or lawsuit, you will need to prove that the other person or party was at fault for the incident that caused your neck injury (with some exceptions).
This could be the case if your neck injury was caused by:
- A negligent motorist
- Unsafe property conditions
- An accident on a construction site
- A faulty or defective product
- An animal attack
- A boating or watercraft collision
Essentially, if someone else was to blame, you could be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and related damages—including pain, suffering, and other non-economic losses.
You could also be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if you suffered a neck injury on the job or because of your working conditions. You do NOT need to prove that anyone, including your employer, was negligent to file a workers’ compensation claim; simply proving that your neck injury is work-related is enough. We recommend that you work with an experienced attorney, like the Springfield neck injury attorneys at Aaron Sachs & Associates, P.C., who can help you navigate this process and ensure that you do not miss any filing deadlines or make any mistakes that could jeopardize your claim.
How Much Is a Neck Injury Claim Worth?
There are many factors that influence the value of your neck injury claim.
Some of these include:
- The severity of your injury and its impact on your life
- The cost of your medical bills and related expenses
- Whether you had to take time off work
- How long you were out of work and the value of your lost wages
- Whether you suffered permanent disability or impairment
- Your degree of fault in causing your injury (if any)
- The amount of insurance coverage available
- Whether or not your case proceeds to trial
Because of these many factors, it is impossible to accurately determine how much your neck injury claim might be worth without first reviewing the specific details involved. That being said, many injured victims are able to recover certain types of damages, including all past, current, and future medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. You might also be entitled to compensation for lost earning ability, diminished enjoyment of life, and other economic and non-economic damages.
Contact Aaron Sachs & Associates, P.C. Today for Help with Your Claim
If you have sustained a serious or debilitating back, neck, or spine injury, and you believe someone else is liable, reach out to our team at Aaron Sachs & Associates, P.C. right away. Our Springfield back, neck, and spine injury attorneys can assist you with every aspect of your claim, from meeting the appropriate filing deadlines to communicating with the insurance company to aggressively pursuing maximum compensation on your behalf.
“My experience as a client was no less than phenomenal. The attorney who handled my case was great. my biggest praise goes to the paralegal who was there for me every moment, Peggy Forest.”- Larry Ward
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