The costs associated with a back injury vary greatly, depending on how severe the injury is. A spinal cord injury can cost upwards of $1 million, while a disc injury can end up costing somewhere around $25,000.
The amounts listed above are very general, and should not guide you in making a decision as to how much your injury is worth. There are many factors that go into deciding how much your injuries will cost you in the long run—and they go far beyond medical bills. Compensation should include:
- Initial medical bills
- Ongoing therapy (physical and mental)
- Additional surgeries and medical treatments
- Assistive devices (wheelchair, walker, cane)
- Home and vehicle modifications to accommodate a disability
- Lost wages
- Limited earning capacity (if you are unable to return to your job)
- Ongoing pain and suffering
Your back injury may not have left you disabled, but even a seemingly minor back injury can cause lifelong pain and some level of impairment.
And while the cost of a back injury may be uncertain, one thing is certain—the amount of money you and your family needs should be determined by an experienced attorney, not an insurance adjustor.
Who Has Your Back?
After an accident, an insurance adjustor will be contacting you. They want to rush you into signing an agreement of compensation. They may pressure you to sign quickly, before speaking with an attorney, so that they can give you less money than you need.
Too many times our Bristol, Pa. auto accident attorneys have met with accident victims who have been shorted by the insurance company. They come to us, a stack of bills in hand, asking for help. Often, there is little or nothing we can do. They have signed a legally binding agreement and are stuck with the too-small settlement.
Do not put yourself in this situation. Call 800.860.5801 today and schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Bucks County, Pa. accident lawyers. Just one free call, one free meeting, can mean the difference between having your needs met and being left holding the bill.