Have a Back Injury From a Car Accident?
Back injuries can be life altering and require a lot of money to pay for all the treatment.
Getting a correct diagnosis from a well qualified doctor, while dealing with the stress of insurance companies arguing with you over whether the car accident caused your back injury, can be a challenge. That’s where we can help. We take all the stress off your shoulders by dealing with the insurance companies and making sure your medical evidence supports the best possible settlement value of your claim. We also work with pain management specialists, orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, chiropractors, and other medical professionals all over metro Atlanta. We use these experts to not only get you better, but to also build you a strong claim for compensation.
No matter what kind of back injury you have after a car accident, our experienced attorneys understand your stress and concern and work hard to keep you from having to deal with the insurance company, medical bills, and missed work. If you are in pain because of a back injury caused by a car accident, you may have a case and claim for damages. You need to know that someone has your back – literally. Brauns Law, PC can help. Find out why you should choose us to be your Atlanta injury lawyer.
Overview of back injury accident cases:
Car crashes are the leading cause of back injuries in America – 45%. That means that almost half of the people walking around this country with back injuries got them from a car, truck or motorcycle accident.
A sore back after a car accident is very common. Any kind of back injury is possible in an auto crash. Muscle spasms and upper back pain are common in most wrecks. Lower back injuries are usually the result of more serious crashes.
Severe back pain can mean you have:
- Spinal cord injury
- Herniated disc
- Bulging disc
- Annular tear
- Degenerated disc
- Severe muscle and lumbar strain
Who pays for your car accident back injury?
That’s our job. Part of what we do for every client is investigate all the various sources of payment for your medical treatment and then counsel you on the best way to use those sources to maximize your net recovery while also getting you access to top quality medical care. According to the Insurance Research Council:
- 63% of car accident back injuries are paid the injured individual’s car insurance company
- 55% of back injuries from car accidents are paid by the car insurance from another vehicle (like the at fault driver)
- 36% of back injuries are paid using health insurance
- 20% of back injuries are paid for using government programs like Medicare or Medicaid
- 19% of back injuries are paid using workers’ compensation insurance
We know. Those numbers add up to over 100%. That’s because many of the studied cases used multiple sources of payment. We see this in our client’s cases all the time. The key is to figure out in what order to access the sources of payment so that not only did you quickly get access to care, but so that you also maximize your net recovery and protect against having to pay those payment sources back, called subrogation. Talking about any kind of insurance can be confusing. Contact us for a free consultation!