Auto Accidents and Back Injury
Auto accidents can result in any number of injuries, from relatively minor bruises and cuts to wrongful death. Among the most common injuries caused by auto accidents are those to the back. These can range in severity from aches and pains to paralysis due to spinal cord injury.
In general, the more serious the back injury, the more costly the losses and expenses associated with the injury. It’s bad enough that auto accident victims have to live with the physical and emotional consequences of someone else’s negligence; they shouldn’t also have to shoulder the financial burdens related to their injuries. That’s where the experienced personal injury attorneys of the Charpentier Law Firm come into play.
Our personal injury attorneys have extensive experience and an impressive history of success in representing victims of Florida auto accidents, back injury cases being among our areas of specialty. We work tirelessly on behalf of our injured clients and their families, collaborating with skilled experts to build the strongest cases possible. We don’t rest until our clients are able to recover the full measure of compensation to which they are entitled.
If you or a member of your family has suffered a back injury in an auto accident caused by someone else’s negligent or deliberately wrongful behavior, we encourage you to contact the Charpentier Law Firm today.
Damages in Auto Accident Back Injury Claims
In general, back injuries caused by auto accidents are expensive, even if they aren’t permanent. Even moderate back injuries can make working difficult while requiring months of medical treatment and rehabilitation. Long-term and permanent injuries can deprive victims of their ability to earn a living while potentially necessitating full-time around-the-clock care. These are expenses that are well beyond the financial reach of most people.
The damages to which a victim is entitled depends on several factors, including the nature of the injuries and ability of the attorney to properly identify all relevant losses and expenses. Among the damages commonly awarded to auto accident back injury victims are compensation for:
- Lost wages
- Hospital costs
- Cost of surgery and other medical treatment
- Cost of home care
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
If it can be shown that the defendant’s negligent behavior was egregious, it may also be possible to recover punitive damages, or damages awarded for the sole purpose of punishing the defendant.
Types of Auto Accident Cases We Handle
The personal injury attorneys of the Charpentier Law Firm handle the full range of auto accident cases, including car, truck, and motorcycle cases. We handle both single-vehicle and multiple-vehicle cases. It doesn’t matter what type of auto accident caused your back injury; we will use all of the resources at our disposal to investigate and reconstruct the accident in order to collect the most compelling evidence possible for your case. You can rest assured that our skilled attorneys will fight for your right to be compensated for your losses and expenses and will settle for no less than the full measure of damages that you deserve and that the law will allow.
To arrange for an evaluation of your case, please call or email our law firm today.