Injuries involving the back and spine often require extensive – and expensive – medical treatment. Back injuries can happen on the job, in a slip and fall accident, in a car crash, in the gym or while playing sports, or as a result of a defective product. However you sustained a serious back injury, you may have a legal claim for compensation if an act of negligence caused or contributed to the incident.
A back injury lawyer can help you explore the possibility of filing an insurance claim or personal injury claim. The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine offers a free consultation, to answer your questions and explore your options for seeking financial compensation.
You do not have to face this challenge alone. Contact us today at 1-800-747-3733 to learn more.
Common Causes & Outcomes of Back Injuries
In Jacksonville, most back injuries result from car accidents and getting hurt on the job. However, you can sustain a back injury in almost any type of accident, including:
- Boating or jet ski accidents
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Truck or bus crashes
- Motorcycle accidents
- Defective product accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
No matter how you sustained your injuries, the effects can be devastating and long-lasting, if not permanent. You may be rendered unable to work, drive, or care for yourself. You will likely need extensive medical treatment, physical therapy, and rehabilitation.
If your injury took place at work, workers’ compensation insurance should provide medical treatment and compensate you for some portion of your lost wages. However, if the insurance company denies your workers’ compensation claim – or if a third party’s negligence contributed to your accident – you may need help from a back injury lawyer to hold the negligent party responsible.
For other types of injury accidents, you can often pursue a settlement from the at-fault party’s liability insurance. A back injury lawyer can help you navigate the complex legal aspects of filing a claim and pursuing a fair settlement for your injuries and damages.
A Back Injury Lawyer Can Make All the Difference
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine provide comprehensive legal representation for back injury clients in Jacksonville. Our compassionate team of lawyers and legal professionals understand your situation, and we know how to help.
We will begin by identifying the act of negligence that led to your injury to determine who has liability for your damages. Depending on the details, we will build your claim by obtaining evidence to prove negligence.
To accomplish this, we will utilize our network of resources, including:
- Medical and safety experts
- Accident scene specialists
We will dig diligently to find and interview witnesses, obtain accident scene photos, review police reports, and uncover any other information that will help us prove fault.
Once we submit your claim, we will push the insurance company to negotiate a settlement. Fortunately, we succeed in obtaining a settlement for most of our clients, helping them avoid the time and hassle of a lawsuit. However, if the insurance company will not negotiate in good faith, we can move forward with legal action to compel a response.
Throughout this process, we will be there for you, getting you the treatment and resources you need. Our team will handle every detail, leaving you free to focus on your health and recovery.
Calculating the Dollar Value of Your Back Injury Claim
The amount of your claim will depend on the economic damages you suffered to date and your need for future treatment.
We typically base back injury settlement claims on your medical care and treatment costs to date, your lost wages to date, any property damage you suffered (e.g., car repair or replacement costs), and any miscellaneous or out-of-pocket expenses.
If you cannot return to work, or if you will require future medical care, we will also include future lost earnings and treatment costs in your claim.
Finally, we can include non-economic damages in your claim as well, including pain and suffering, lost enjoyment of life, mental anguish, and disability or disfigurement.
Proving Liability for a Back Injury
Our approach for establishing fault and liability for your damages depends on the details of your case and the accident that led to your back injury.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Whether you slipped and fell at a business, a residence, or on a public sidewalk, we can pursue a premises liability claim with the property owner and their insurance company. For these cases, we will prove negligence by demonstrating that the property owner failed to maintain a safe environment or warn you of a potential hazard.
For car accidents, motorcycle crashes, and other motor vehicle accidents, we must establish that the at-fault party owed you a duty of care to avoid an accident. We must also demonstrate how the at-fault party breached their duty of care, causing the accident that led to your injuries. This might involve proving that a driver was distracted or impaired, or that a commercial trucking company failed to provide necessary training or maintain their vehicles.
For back injuries that occur in the workplace, we must determine whether gross negligence occurred on the part of your employer, if a third party’s negligent acts led to your accident, or if both parties are responsible. In addition to a workers’ compensation claim, you may have legal grounds to pursue a personal injury claim or lawsuit.
Meet with a Back Injury Lawyer in Jacksonville for Free
To help you determine whether you may have a legal claim for compensation, the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine would like to offer you a no-cost consultation and case evaluation. Time is of the essence, as Florida imposes a statute of limitations that requires you to take action within a specified period. If you fail to file a claim within the statutory period, you could lose your right to seek compensation for your back injury.
Our legal team will answer all your questions and help you explore your options. We understand the challenges you face, and we will work tirelessly to hold the at-fault party responsible for their actions and help you get the fair financial compensation you deserve.
Contact our office today at 1-800-747-3733 to schedule your appointment.