Back Injuries are among the most common kinds of traumatic injuries occurring in the general population. Whether it is a car accident, slip and fall or trip and fall, or even product based injury, back treatment is part of the medical regiment for most of these cases. At the same time, back injuries are some of the most hotly contested claims in the insurance industry, for the following reasons:
- Many claims are complicated by pre-existing back treatment
- Depending on the age of the victim, insurance companies often try to claim that the victim had prior back issues (for example an 85 year old man)
- Unless proven wrong, insurance representatives will argue that back pain is part of daily life
Back injuries are not an uncommon occurrence. Our bodies are incredibly fragile and when they are placed under stress or endure physical trauma from an accident, permanent and severe injuries are bound to happen. Depending on the gravity of the injury, the days and weeks that follow can be incredibly overwhelming, not to mention incredibly painful. The worst part about obtaining an injury such as this one is the potential it has to affect your everyday life. A neck or back injury may prevent you from being able to complete work tasks, putting you out of work for a considerable amount of time. Not only can it up stress on your professional relationships, but it can be quite taxing for your personal relationships as well.
At The Law offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we work with victims with back injuries every single day. Our staff knows the medicine, and our lawyers know how to present our clients. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident and you have back complaints, give us a call. We can help you through the entire process. Even if you simply have a question, or want a quick analysis of your claim, call us. There is no fee for a consultation, so your call is entirely free.
We are often asked: “If I had a prior claim or prior medical treatment for back pain, can I still bring a claim if I was injured in an accident?” The answer is simply “yes.” If your prior condition has been aggravated as a result of someone else’s negligence, you can are entitled to monetary compensation for this aggravation. Under the law in most states, including Pennsylvania and New Jersey, you can recover monetary damages for pain and suffering, loss of life’s pleasures and enjoyment of life, mental anguish, wages, and even future wages and pain and suffering depending on how badly your condition was aggravated. In most states, the law recognizes that an aggravation of pre-existing condition may be just as bad if not worse than the initial trauma. This is because a person with a pre-existing back condition is more susceptible to further injury, even from the most mild of traumas.
If you or a loved one were injured in an accident, consider calling The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. We know how to handle new injuries and aggravation of prior injuries. If you are unsure about your case, or just want to confirm what you already knew, please remember that our consultations are always free of charge.
This content was written on behalf of Greg Prosmushkin.