No car accident is an average accident, and no two injuries are the same. For this reason, there is no way to determine how much your Louisiana collision claim might be worth based on the outcome of other cases.
You can learn more about how the claims process works and what a fair accident settlement range might be by working with a personal injury lawyer from our team on your case. We can manage your claim and negotiate an appropriate payout based on your accident and injuries.
Several Types of Traumatic Injuries Can Cause Lower Back Pain
If you experience lower back pain after a traffic collision, you should see a doctor for an accurate diagnosis and treatment. There are several ways the forces endured in a crash can hurt your back and spinal column. This includes:
- Spinal fractures
- Lumbar sprains
- Spinal stenosis
- Herniated discs
While a fracture that can damage the spinal cord and lead to paralysis is often the top concern, many other lumbar injuries can lead to pain and disability, as well. Over time, especially without prompt treatment, some lower back injuries can become chronic pain conditions.
Treatment for Lower Back Injuries Depends on the Diagnosis
While some back injuries – like fractures – may require surgery, others can be addressed with physical therapy, non-invasive procedures, and conservative treatment.
Before they can put a treatment plan in place, your doctor will probably conduct a manual evaluation of the area and ask about your accident and medical history. They will likely also use clinical evaluations and imaging to reach a diagnosis, including X-rays and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Long-Term Implications of Lower Back Injuries Can Affect One’s Quality of Life
In some cases, even promptly addressed lower back injuries can lead to chronic pain and limited activities. When the spinal cord suffers significant trauma, paralysis can affect the lower torso and legs.
Many people live with lower back pain from crashes, overuse, and other injuries; this is one of the most common areas of the body to experience ongoing pain.
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What Damages Might Be Recoverable in Your Car Accident Settlement?
The losses and expenses you incurred because of the crash may be recoverable by filing an insurance claim and negotiating a settlement with the at-fault motorist’s insurer. An insurance settlement could cover a wide range of your current and future damages.
Examples of recoverable damages you may have experienced are:
- Medical costs
- Care and support expenses
- Mobility tools and devices
- Lost wages and reduced earning capacity
- Vehicle repair or replacement
- Miscellaneous expenses
- Pain and suffering
Working with our car accident law firm can help you understand the approximate value of your losses and how much you may receive from a fair settlement. We can help you call in experts and put a price on your intangible losses, among other tasks.
Pursuing Financial Recovery in a Louisiana Car Accident Case
Most car crash cases settle without filing a lawsuit or going to court. Instead, accident victims reach an agreeable settlement with insurance companies through negotiations.
To recover compensation, you will need to show how the other driver caused the collision and the value of your losses. You will then submit your claim and supporting evidence to the at-fault motorist’s insurance carrier and demand an appropriate payout.
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How Will a Car Accident Attorney Help Me Get a Just Settlement?
Proving negligence and liability on your own can be difficult, especially when you are also undergoing treatment, living in pain, and working to recover physically from back injuries. A car crash attorney from our team who handles similar cases all the time can take on this process for you and allow you to focus on healing.
We may also be able to take several steps for you that you could not take on your own. This includes:
- Protecting your rights and managing all interactions with the insurer
- Calling in experts to offer an opinion on your case
- Calculating the value of your intangible and future losses and expenses
- Using proven negotiation tactics to reach a fair and just settlement
You may have only up to one year from the crash date to file a civil suit under CC Art. 3492. Missing this deadline could result in you losing your right to sue. We encourage you to connect with our team as soon as you can after a collision to get started on the case.
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Speak to Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers for Free Today
You can speak to a team member from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers’ car accident team for free. We offer complimentary consultations so that you can learn more about your rights, options for seeking compensation, and the services we offer. Our firm handles cases on a contingency basis. We do not charge you fees up front to start work on the case, and we do not collect payment unless we recover compensation for you.
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers has offices in Lafayette, Alexandria and Marksville, and New Orleans. Call (337) 777-7777 for your free consultation with our team.
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