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Westchester Spine Injury Lawyer
Whether your back injury is permanent or can be recovered from, you can recover financial damages to compensate your losses when someone else was responsible for what happened. Find out how to handle your claim by speaking with a Westchester spine injury lawyer.
Serious back injuries that damage the vertebrae and spinal cord can have a devastating impact on your life. While paralysis is obviously the worst of the potential consequences, these injuries can also result in severe chronic pain, impaired mobility, and high risk of reinjury.
While the insurance company of the at-fault party might approach you and try to settle, the best way to protect your legal rights and financial future is to work with a Westchester spine injury lawyer from Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP. We can ensure that you get as much money as possible for your personal injury claim.
Proving Who Was Responsible for Your Back Injury
In order for you to file suit, someone else needs to have been responsible for your spine injury. If you were hit by a car, semi-truck, or motorcycle, we will need to prove that the driver’s actions caused the accident.
You can also seek compensation if you suffered a spine injury in any other sort of accident:
- Premises liability incident, such as a slip-and-fall
- Defective product or faulty machinery accident
- Construction or workplace accident where a third party other than your employer was responsible
- Medical malpractice, such as a botched back surgery
Severity of Injury Will Impact Your Total Compensation
You don’t need to suffer a major back injury to hire a Westchester spine injury lawyer and file a lawsuit. You only need to be injured enough to require medical treatment. However, the degree of your spinal injury will influence how much money you receive.
For example, if you recover within six months, you will receive far less than someone who has suffered permanent paralysis. To calculate the value of your claim, we will speak with your doctor to determine the likelihood of making a full recovery and the treatment required to get there. This is necessary for calculating future medical bills and determining the overall impact on your life.
Getting More for Your Spinal Damage
Suffering paralysis—even partial paralysis—will drastically change your life and create the need for people to help you with tasks you once easily completed on your own. You should be compensated for these things. Your settlement should include compensation for every financial expense and non-economic damage you experience:
- Lost wages and future earning potential
- Medical bills, current and future
- Physical and emotional therapy
- Cost of a handicap-accessible vehicle
- Home renovations made necessary by your spine injury
- Mobility equipment, such as wheelchairs and scooters
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and lost companionship
- Lost enjoyment of life
Speak with a Westchester Back Injury Lawyer
Don’t let your back injury hurt you financially as well as physically. With so many medical bills to pay for and the potential negative impact on your ability to work, it can be hard to keep up. Working with an experienced injury attorney from Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP can help you through this and come out on top.
To schedule an appointment for a free consultation with a Westchester spine injury lawyer, call 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or complete the contact form below. Don’t let insurance companies and the legal system make you a victim twice. Instead, get the settlement you deserve.