Compensation for Neck and Back Injuries
Neck and back injuries can be caused by car accidents, slip and falls, ATV accidents, motorcycle accidents, and other accidents caused by the negligent acts of others. Neck and back injuries can be medically complicated. They may seem simple, but can be quite severe. Regardless of the medical severity, time may be lost from work. Lost wages and medical bills mount up and cause you to worry about how you will handle it all in addition to dealing with an insurance adjuster.
Seek Help After an Accident in Fort Worth
If you suffered a neck and back injury due to an accident or slip and fall, it is important that you get medical care immediately following the accident. If you don’t get medical care right away, many insurance companies will reduce your claim or deny it. If you wait to get care they will come to the misguided belief that you weren’t injured. They will argue that if you were really injured, you would have sought care right after the accident.
A previous injury to your neck and back can give the insurance company ammunition to try and reduce your claim. The adjuster may decide that if it weren’t for your previous injury, you would not have been injured in the crash. While this won’t totally absolve the other party, the insurance company may try and reduce your claim. You need an experienced personal injury lawyer in Fort Worth to protect your legal rights and help you get the compensation for your injuries that you deserve.
Neck and back injuries are the most common type of injuries that occur in an accident. Injuries range from minor to severe. They can include whiplash, disc injuries, and paralysis, just to name a few. These injuries can be very painful and cause disability.
Followup After a Serious Injury
Injuries to the neck and back are treated depending on the actual injury and its severity. MRIs, medication, CT scans, x-rays, braces, and the cost of follow-up care compounds the stress caused by the accident and loss of time from work. Your medical and therapy appointments may conflict with your work schedule. If you’re paralyzed or have a spinal cord injury, you may need specialized equipment and care for the rest of your life. Disability means a loss of earnings now and in the future.
If you’re living with a neck and back injury due to someone else’s negligence, you need to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Do not sign anything that the insurance company sends to you. Insurance companies are designed to pay out to put the person with a loss back to the same state they were in prior to the injury. However, insurance companies operate with the same purpose as any other business: profit. This means that they want to settle the claim by paying you as little as possible. Sometimes, claims may go outside of policy limits. An experienced Fort Worth personal injury lawyer can help you by dealing with your insurance company and the other party on your behalf.
Speak with our Fort Worth Injury Attorneys Today
If you are in Fort Worth and experienced neck and back injuries due to an accident, contact Crowe Arnold & Majors, LLP today by calling our toll free number: (214) 231-0555. We offer a free initial consultation and appointments to fit into your life. If you cannot come to our office, we can come to you in your home or hospital room. Don’t wait. Let our 25 years of experience be in your corner.