If you or a loved one has suffered a back injury, then you know how debilitating it can be. While you may feel helpless now, it's vital to understand that if your back injury was the result of negligence, you have the right to fight for compensation.
The experienced back injury attorneys at Maryland Injury Guys are prepared to review the circumstances of your case and determine the legal avenues available to you.
Choosing to take legal action is no easy decision. We are here to answer any questions you may have. Contact us now for a free legal consultation. We only work on contingency, so if your claim is not successful, you'll owe nothing in legal fees.
The first step of a back injury lawsuit is to prove negligence; Did the person responsible for your injury act so recklessly or with such neglect for your well-being that their actions resulted in your injury? If so, there's an excellent chance you can pursue a personal injury claim.
In back injury lawsuits, a victim of negligence and their legal representative must prove the following:
Proving the above four points is foundational to any back injury claim. Unfortunately, most individuals simply do not have the legal expertise nor the experience required to build a lawsuit that achieves maximum compensation.
When you retain the services of a personal injury law firm for your back injury lawsuit, first and foremost, they will advise you on a personalized strategy for achieving compensation. All back injury claims are different, so your case must be tailored to your circumstances. Moreover, the cases with the highest success rates are the ones that experienced legal professionals have adequately prepared.
After finalizing the legal strategy, your back injury attorney will get to work building your case as planned. This often involves collecting as much evidence as possible, consulting medical experts or other expert witnesses, reviewing past cases, and opening communication channels with the party deemed responsible for your back injury.
In most cases, insurance companies will be on the hook for paying out the financial award in a back injury claim. Yet, these businesses are experts in reducing how much they pay for any particular claim; indeed, these skills allow them to stay in business.
Your attorney will communicate your intent to file an injury claim and state the amount of money that could be paid to settle the claim. The counterparty is likely to enter negotiations at this point, but if no settlement can be reached, your attorney will proceed in filing the lawsuit.
After a back injury lawsuit is filed in the appropriate court, mediations are likely to continue so as to avoid the case making it to court. Since it can take months (or longer) for a case to get to court, it is often possible for settlement agreements to be reached during this period. Once more, if no agreement can be reached before the case makes it to court, your lawsuit will be litigated in court and, if successful, your deserved compensation will eventually be awarded.
Many types of accidents or situations can result in back injuries. Some of these include:
The above list is not all-encompassing, nor does it guarantee that if your back injury resulted from such circumstances, you're entitled to compensation. It is always recommended to visit a medical professional after suffering a back injury and, soon after, consulting with a legal professional who can explain your legal rights.
Back injuries are moderately common in the workplace regardless of the industry. Yet, when employees suffer back injuries at work, or if they develop a back condition due to their job, it is more likely that a worker's comp claim will be the proper path to take.
This is because, in many instances, the law prevents employees from suing their employer for an injury. Instead, they must file a workers' comp claim and deal with insurance companies.
Just because a lawsuit isn't filed does not mean that a back injury attorney can't help. Once more, insurance companies are likely to question the extent of the injury and how expensive it is to treat. By hiring an attorney, you can rest assured that they will pursue the maximum compensation amount for your back injury workers' compensation claim.
Are you still doubting whether you can file a back injury lawsuit? Contact our team now to learn more about your legal rights in a free back injury consultation. We will gladly take the time to review your case and explain the options at your disposal completely free of charge.