Getting a Neck and Back Injury Settlement
Your spinal cord is the messenger of your body, relaying signals from your brain to your limbs and back. Unfortunately, this means that any damage to it will be serious. Even if you’ve only suffered damage to the muscles of the neck or back, your health can be severely compromised.
Here’s a bit of good news: Under Utah law, if your neck or back injury is the result of someone else’s carelessness, you could be eligible for personal injury compensation.
Getting a neck and back injury settlement is likely unfamiliar for many people, but it may be vital to your recovery. If you need help calculating the value of your injury claim and fighting for it, contact Craig Swapp & Associates. We can help ensure that you get the settlement you deserve.
Calculating Your Damages
First, you’ll need to calculate how much your claim is worth, and this isn’t always easy. Depending on the severity of your accident, your damages may include more than medical expenses. Non-economic damages like pain and suffering can be difficult to calculate.
You’ll need to keep in mind every way your injury has affected you. Your lawyer will be able to help with that. Below are some of the major damages you may receive compensation for if your claim is successful:
- Physical Health – Typically, this will be the easiest to calculate. The neck and back treatments you’ll need will be expensive, but they will involve a specific monetary amount that you should receive in your settlement.
- Workplace Performance – A serious neck or back injury can leave you unable to work or so much as move in some situations. You’ll need to calculate the lost wages and damage to your earning potential tied to your injuries.
- Mental State – Unfortunately, a serious injury can be mentally traumatizing, as well. Certain situations may leave you struggling with mental trauma like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). For that, you deserve compensation.
Preparing a Claim
Once you’ve come up with a list of the damages you’ve suffered, a lawyer can begin calculating what your settlement is worth. Following that, we’ll gather evidence to support your claim, such as photos, videos, witness statements, police and accident reports, and expert testimony.
Many cases settle before a trial becomes necessary, especially when an experienced lawyer is involved. If the other side refuses to cooperate, however, we won’t hesitate to bring your claim into the courtroom to make sure you get what you deserve.
Help with Your Back and Neck Injury Settlement
Pursuing personal injury compensation can be difficult without help from a lawyer, so when you need help getting a neck and back injury settlement, contact Craig Swapp & Associates. It’s easy to underestimate the value of your settlement, but a lawyer can help you maximize your compensation.
To get started, call us for a free consultation at 1-800-404-9000, or fill out the online contact form at the bottom of the page.