One of the most common accident injuries is a back injury. An injury sustained to the back, neck, spinal cord, or surrounding areas can be debilitating. If you suffered a back injury in an accident in Augusta, Georgia, don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation. Nicholson Revell LLP’s personal injury attorneys can help you seek financial compensation for your past and future losses.
Why Choose Us
We have two main principles: Everyone deserves access to the civil justice system and wrongdoers should be held accountable.
Our results speak for themselves. Our commitment to justice has resulted in at least $1 million won in over 25 cases. We aren’t afraid to go to trial for results, if necessary.
You will receive one-on-one attention and frequent updates from your attorney. We take on a limited number of cases at a time, allowing us to dedicate 100 percent of our focus to each case.
How an Augusta, Georgia Back Injury Lawyer Can Help
An attorney can help you with the entire legal process during a lawsuit for a back injury in Augusta. While you focus on healing from your injury, your lawyer can use special legal resources to determine the responsible party, properly assess the value of your claim and fight back against an insurance company that attempts to devalue your claim. Your lawyer will make sure you have what you need to take care of your family and obtain justice for your back injury while you concentrate on recovering.
Types of Back Injuries
The spine carries messages from the brain to the rest of the body. Damage to any part of the back can be catastrophic for a victim, as it can interrupt this messaging system. Serious back injuries, such as spinal cord injuries, can cause permanent disability. Accidents in Augusta can cause many different types of back injuries:
Fractures. A fracture is one of the most serious types of back injuries. Spinal cord fractures can disrupt the nervous system, leading to permanent paralysis below the point of injury. Paralysis is the generally irreversible loss of function and/or feeling.
Muscle strain. A pulled muscle can occur in an accident such as a motor vehicle collision or workplace incident. A sprained or strained muscle means it has been stretched or torn, causing symptoms such as pain, stiffness, immobility, swelling, and inflammation.
Herniated disk. A herniated disk is the rupture or slip of the soft, rubbery disk that sits between the vertebrae in the spine. A herniated disk can irritate nearby nerves, causing pain or weakness. Lifting objects and repetitive motion are the two most common causes of a herniated disk, although a traumatic event such as a fall can also cause this injury.
While treatments may be able to restore functionality in your injured back and improve your quality of life, the most severe back injuries can have lasting effects. You could suffer significant pain and suffering, as well as have to pay lifelong related medical bills. The medical costs alone for a back injury can run into hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Can You File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
A personal injury lawsuit in Augusta can reimburse you for the losses associated with your accident, including medical expenses, lost wages, and out-of-pocket costs. Before you can recover compensation, however, your attorney will have to prove negligence.
The legal definition of negligence is the failure to use a reasonable degree of care, resulting in injury or harm to another person. Negligence consists of four elements:
Breach of duty
To file a back injury lawsuit, someone else must have owed you a duty to exercise care, breached this duty, and caused your injury. Only after proving negligence can you recover adequate compensation for your injuries and losses in Georgia, with rare exceptions.
Contact Our Back Injury Attorneys in Augusta, GA
If you or a loved one sustained a back injury in any type of accident in Augusta, Georgia, please contact Nicholson Revell LLP to consult with an attorney near you. We can explain the laws related to your case and help you understand your legal rights. We offer free consultations, so you can receive answers to your legal questions at no cost or obligation. Call (706) 722-8784 today.