July 20, 2024

I Got a Back Injury from a Car Accident—Can I Sue?

When you’re hurt in a car accident, your injuries may be severe. Even car accidents at a low speed can be devastating. But you may have questions about the details of your car accident claim before you go to court. 

For example, you may have suffered only a back injury, and you’re worried about your ability to sue. If you’re worried you weren’t severely injured enough to warrant a lawsuit, reach out for help from an NYC car accident lawyer before you file a claim. 

Eligibility for a Car Accident Lawsuit 

One of your first concerns as a car accident injury victim is whether you’re able to sue after your accident. You may be concerned that your back injury isn’t serious enough to warrant a claim. 

But if you were injured or suffered emotional trauma because of your accident, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. A car accident lawsuit is based on whether you were injured, and whether your injuries were caused by someone’s negligence. Because of this, you may have grounds even if you don’t think your back injury is that serious at first. 

Who’s Responsible for My Back Injury? 

Once you know you can sue, you then need to focus on who’s liable for your suffering. In New York, you may have no-fault insurance, but what if that insurance doesn’t cover the costs of your injuries? You may have grounds to sue the person who caused your injuries. 

For example, another driver may have been drowsy, distracted, or even drunk when the accident happened. In these cases, the other driver may be responsible for their actions. But in some cases, they may be the responsibility of someone else. This is typically the case for underage drivers and for those who were driving in the scope of their job

Unsure who’s liable for your injuries? Reach out to a lawyer. We can help you determine who’s liable for your injuries. 

Damages in an NYC Car Accident

When you’re hurt in a New York City car accident, you need compensation for your back injury and other costs and hardships. These hardships, also called damages, should cover the financial and non-financial elements of your back injury. But how do you find the value of these injuries? 

Calculating the costs of your economic damages can be tough if you’re struggling to keep up with your medical bills and other costs. Non-economic damages are intangible, so you may be struggling to determine their value at all. 

Fortunately, your lawyer has the tools you need to help you recover from your damages. If you’re not sure what your claim is worth, reach out to a lawyer for the guidance you need. 

Speak with a Lawyer about Your Back Injury 

If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. But how do you know where to start and how to prepare for your day in court? 

Reaching out to a lawyer, like the ones at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP, can help you get the compensation you’re due for your injuries and your suffering. If you’ve suffered a back injury, reach out for a free consultation about your claim. Call 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or fill out the following online contact form. 

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