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The Value of a Back-Injury Case

A back injury can take many different forms. The most serious type of back injury deals with the spinal cord. A spinal injury is defined as trauma to the spinal cord that results in damage to the nerve tracts that can cause loss of mobility. Within this broad definition, there are many injuries that can occur, such as bulging discs, spinal fractures, and soft tissue damage. If you have experienced a back injury due to the negligence of another, speak to a New York City back injury lawyer from Stephen Bilkis and Associates.

A back injury can change your life. Depending on the severity of the injury, it can cause severe pain, loss of mobility, paraparesis (loss of mobility), and even paralysis. When an injury occurs, time is of the essence. A delay in treatment can have an impact on the outcome.

Often these injuries occur because of a car, motorcycle or construction accident. Sadly, often, the injury happens because of the negligence of another party. Symptoms of a back injury can include:

  • Pain
  • Numbness
  • Swelling
  • Loss of mobility

The treatment will depend on the type of back injury involved. While medication may help some, others will require surgery. These injuries can affect your whole body and sense of well-being. If the injury is severe, it can cause paralysis, loss of respiratory function and even death.

If you have experienced a back injury, it is important to speak with the attorneys at Stephen Bilkis and Associates as soon as possible. We have decades of experience in successfully handling injury cases. The settlements and verdicts our lawyers have successfully won for our clients have been the biggest of their time. We have won over one half billion dollars ($500,000,000) for our clients to date. Call us so that we can help you get the compensation you deserve.

What is the Value of a Back-Injury Case?

The first step in determining the value of a back-injury case is to assess your damages. Damages are the losses that you have experienced because of your injury. Some of these include:

Medical Damages

Depending on the severity of your injury, a serious spinal injury can run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. You have a right to be compensated for all your medical bills which includes doctor visits, hospital stays, surgeries, and medications. Depending on the type of injury you have, you may need future medical care as well. Your present and future medical expenses would be included in this amount. Arriving at this number can become complicated, so it is important to speak with a back-injury lawyer that practices in New York City.

Loss of Income

Chances are if you have sustained a back injury, you have missed time from work. This could be a few weeks, to months or longer. You have the right to be compensated for your lost income. Or perhaps you have permanent damage and will be unable to return to your previous position. You can be compensated for this as well.

Pain and Suffering

Pain is a personal and subjective thing. It is impossible for someone else to really know what you have been through. You may have lost enjoyment in doing your daily activities, and no longer socialize with friends and family. The law says that you have the right to be compensated for this. The court uses a calculation based on the type of injury, to determine a dollar amount to compensate you for this.

Insurance Policies

Insurance is a very important part of your case. Policy limits can have a direct impact on how much you will be able to receive from the other party. Having a back-injury lawyer experienced in New York City law will be important in moving forward and ensuring that you are leaving no stone unturned.

A few cases from the New York area have yielded the following results:

New York County, New York - $1,750,000 Verdict Plaintiff falls at work, resulting in a spinal fracture.

Onondaga County, New York - $1,050,000 Verdict Plaintiff falls at work fracturing several lumbar.

Kings County, New York - $4,000,000 Verdict Plaintiff struck by a car resulting in multiple back injuries.

The lawyers at Stephen Bilkis and Associates understand that if you have been injured because of another party's negligence, and you need answers. We are here to help you put your life back on track and get you the compensation you deserve. Speak to one of our New York City back injury lawyers as soon as possible. We have offices to serve you in Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Nassau County, Suffolk County and Westchester County. Call us today for a free consultation at 800.696.9529.

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