Valuing Back And Neck Injuries In Car Accident Cases

Valuing Back And Neck Injuries In Car Accident CasesBack and neck injuries can be some of the most devastating injuries one can sustain after a Florida car accident. While mild and even moderate whiplash is common and typically goes away after a while on its own, there are more severe spinal cord or soft tissue injuries experienced during car accidents that may have lasting consequences. Valuing these injuries is a difficult endeavor, but a necessary one if an injured person plans to be compensated for the damages they’ve experienced. Valuing a neck or back injury is something that is best done with the assistance of your Florida personal injury attorney to make sure all costs are accounted for.

Considering The Severity Of A Back Or Neck Injury

The severity of a back or neck injury is going to play a huge role in the type of value you may place on your settlement. For instance, if a person has experienced somewhat severe whiplash that has cost them some lost wages, but they will be able to return to work after medical interventions are complete, their value will not be as high as a person who has experienced paralysis and will never fully recover from their injuries. Hard injuries, like a fractured bone or puncture, are typically valued higher than soft tissue injuries in most cases.

The type of medical treatment one receives for a neck or back injury will also be important in valuing their desired settlement or lawsuit amount. Current and past medical costs will be included in the valuation, but one tricky thing to consider is future medical costs. With injuries to the neck or back, the need for continued medical care is not uncommon, and one should want to make sure these expenses are covered as well. In order to value these costs, an injured person should consult the assistance of their attorney as well as their medical providers. For more severe back or neck injuries, medical care may be a regular need for the rest of their lives.

Estimated Damages

In some instances, those who have suffered neck or back injuries in an accident may be able to collect pain and suffering damages or loss of quality of life damages related to their accident, and these should be placed into a valuation as well. Damages such as these can be difficult to estimate, as they’re not comprised of hard number evidence that can simply be added like medical costs. Your Florida personal injury attorney will be able to walk you through this process, and come up with an estimated number for your valuation that is fair.

While one may not receive the amount of estimated damages they desire, they should still be placed into any eligible valuation.

Determining Your Value With Your Attorney

Florida personal injury attorneys are experienced and skilled in determining a value of a neck or back injury after a car, motorcycle, or slip and fall accident. For these types of severe accidents where lawsuits are likely to go to trial, they will be there to represent you in court as well. If you’ve experienced an accident that has resulted in a neck or back injury, contact us at today to see how to value your injury and get your compensation process started.


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