If you suffered spine or back injuries in a preventable incident, you could be entitled to monetary compensation. A personal injury claim or lawsuit could provide compensation for your medical bills and other associated damages.
Dealing with spine and back injuries can be a lifelong process. Let your spine and back injury lawyer in Bucks County advocate for your right to financial recovery.
How our spine and back injury team can seek damages for you
We understand that spine and back injuries are often traumatic. Given this trauma, you might not want to handle a claim or lawsuit on your own. Our attorneys can help you pursue the compensation you need by:
Representing you on a contingency-fee basis
Our attorneys don’t charge legal fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf. This is possible because our attorneys work on a contingency-fee basis. We get paid from your final settlement or court award. You don’t pay our attorney’s fees if your case doesn’t succeed.
Investigating your case
A strong personal injury case begins with a thorough investigation. This investigation will involve who caused the accident and how much compensation you could recover.
We can use the following documents to support your case:
- The police report
- Your medical records
- Property damage invoices and receipts (if applicable)
- Photos and videos of the accident and your injuries
- Testimony from family members, eyewitnesses, and medical professionals
Negotiating a settlement
Many spine and back injury cases are resolved through negotiated settlements. This isn’t easy, though. Seeking compensation through an insurance settlement involves:
- Calculating your losses
- Projecting your anticipated care costs
- Establishing the severity of your condition
Filing your lawsuit’s paperwork
If we cannot settle your case through insurance negotiations, our team is prepared to handle every aspect of your civil lawsuit. While we file all necessary paperwork and navigate the legal system, you can focus on healing from your injuries.
At Cordisco & Saile LLC, we know how important it is to communicate clearly with our clients. Your spine or back injury claim is one of the most important things in your life right now, and we will treat it as such. Our team is always ready to answer your questions and keep you updated on the status of your case.
We can prove these elements in your claim
As noted, if you suffered a spine or back injury, you might be entitled to compensation. To hold the at-fault party accountable for your losses, you must demonstrate that they were negligent.
Using your case’s evidence, our firm can prove the following:
The other party owed you a duty of care
The first step in proving negligence involves a duty of care. Basically, we must show that the other party had an obligation to act reasonably, and therefore, keep others safe. This responsibility applies to road users, property owners, nursing home administrators, and more.
The other party breached its duty of care
We must show that the other party violated their duty of care by acting recklessly or carelessly. For instance, a motorist might breach their duty of care by speeding, driving aggressively, or driving while intoxicated.
The other party caused the accident
Using your medical records, security camera footage, and other evidence, we must show the other party caused the accident.
You have losses stemming from the accident
The final step in this process is proving damages. There are different measurable damages that could result from a back or spine injury. Some examples include:
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Property damage expenses
- Emotional anguish
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of consortium
- Disability (either physical or cognitive)
- Scarring and disfigurement
Depending on the nature of your case, you could recoup other types of injury-related losses. Keep in mind that Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations limits your time to act. So, considering prompt legal action is crucial.
Examples of spine and back injuries that could merit compensation
Injuries to the back or spine can take a variety of forms. They include:
Some back injuries are limited to soft tissue damage. Minor sprains and strains can be painful but usually heal after enough time has passed. In other instances, serious soft-tissue injuries may require medical intervention.
Spinal fractures are serious conditions that require prompt medical care. These impairments can happen as a result of falls, assaults, and collisions.
Some back injuries involve damage to the discs that separate the spine. These discs exist to prevent the vertebrae from rubbing together or colliding. The force of an impact could force these discs out of place or cause them to burst. Without medical care, herniated and bulging discs can result in chronic back pain.
When it comes to spine and back injuries, one of the most significant conditions is paralysis. Paralysis is the loss of motor control or sensation in parts of the body. This condition could change the course of your life forever. While some types of paralysis respond to physical therapy and medical intervention, others do not.
You could be entitled to compensation for your back or spine injury
If you suffered a back or spine injury, you could potentially recover compensation through a personal injury claim or lawsuit. The team at Cordisco & Saile LLC is ready to help fight for you throughout the legal process.
Call (215) 642-2335 to begin your free case review. We can explain working with your spine and back injury lawyer in Bucks County.