Any type of back injury can limit your ability to perform everyday activities.
You might not be able to work while you recover–and some back injury victims suffer from chronic pain for years after the accident.
Common types of back injuries include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Slipped discs
- Herniated discs
- Pinched nerves
- Nerve damage
- Fractured vertebrae
- Back strains
- Back injuries leading to paralysis or loss of function
- And more
Some back injuries heal quickly and fully. That doesn’t mean you lose the right to recover fair compensation for any losses you’ve suffered. If someone else’s careless acts led to your injury, our personal injury lawyers will do everything we can to hold them accountable.
What Are Common Causes of Back Injuries ?
Back injuries can result from any number of situations. Some back injuries are caused by repetitive stress that takes place over time. Often, these injuries happen in the workplace–meaning you could have the right to workers’ compensation.
Other back injuries are caused by traumatic accidents caused by negligence. Auto accidents are one of the leading causes of back injuries in the state of Florida.
At Allen Law Firm, P.A., we handle all types of back injury cases in Gainesville.
Our top-rated lawyers have successfully helped clients who sustained back injuries caused by:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bus accidents
- Uber accidents
- Boating accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Negligent security and other forms of premises liability
- Sporting accidents
- Dog bites and animal attacks
- Defective products under product liability laws
- Construction accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
Even if you don’t know what caused your accident, it’s a good idea to speak with a lawyer. At Allen Law Firm, P.A., our personal injury lawyers have almost 30 years of experience handling cases similar to yours. We know what to look for and how to prove that someone else caused your injuries.
What Are the Potential Long Term Consequences of a Back Injury?
Research shows that about 83 million hours of work are lost each year because of back pain. Americans with back pain spend almost 200 million days in bed each year. For many of us, time away from work equals money taken out of our pockets.
Back injuries can cause lasting consequences. Back injury victims might suffer:
- Chronic pain
- Loss of motor function or mobility
- Tingling in the extremities
- Acute, short-term bouts of pain
- Localized numbness
If you hurt your back, you might be unable to perform the most basic daily tasks–let alone go to work. Don’t let your financial headaches get in the way of recovering from your physical injuries. Call our law firm so that we can get to work today.
What’s the Statute of Limitations in Florida Back Injury Cases?
You don’t have unlimited time to decide whether to sue after an accident. If you were injured in an accident, the statute of limitations is already running. The statute of limitations limits the amount of time you have to file a personal injury lawsuit for damages. Florida has recently passed a law that adjusted its statute of limitations for personal injury claims. If you sustained your injury on 3/23/2023 or earlier, you’ll generally have four years to submit your claim. If your accident happened after that date, you’ll have two years instead.
However, different time limits can apply depending on the unique facts of your case.
It’s never too soon to get started. In fact, the earlier you act, the better. We know you might not be able to get around if you sustained a severe back injury. We can come to you or set up a virtual consultation at your convenience.
Who is Responsible For My Back Injury?
Your attorney at Allen Law Firm, P.A. will work diligently to locate all potentially responsible parties. Under Florida shared fault rules, anyone who plays a role in causing your accident can be held liable. That’s true even if someone only played a minor role. Potentially responsible parties might include:
- At-fault drivers
- Negligent property owners
- Negligent doctors, nurses, and medical professionals
- Truck drivers
- Employers of negligent parties
- Manufacturers of defective products
It’s also true that the victim can be held partly responsible. If the insurance company tries to blame you for the accident, your compensation award can be reduced in proportion to your own share of the blame.
However, as long as someone else was at least mostly to blame, you have the right to recover compensation for your losses.
Finding the proof needed to support your injury claim can be difficult. That’s even more true when you’re recovering from a debilitating injury. You deserve to have someone on your team who’s dedicated to putting in the heavy lifting. Call our personal injury lawyers today to speak with a lawyer who is committed to maximizing your compensation award.
What Compensation Might Be Available If I’ve Sustained a Back Injury?
If you’re suffering from a back injury, you already know that the pain can be persistent and debilitating. Some types of back injuries can also be difficult to treat. Regardless, you need money to get the quality medical care you deserve.
You deserve to be fully compensated for your losses. At Allen Law Firm, P.A., our personal injury attorneys in Gainesville, Florida will work tirelessly to get money for your:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Future medical expenses
- Loss of future wages and earning potential
- Physical therapy, rehab, and future surgeries
- Long-term care
- Medical devices, including adaptive and mobility equipment
- In-home modifications
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Diminished quality of life
- Loss of your independence
- Punitive damages in cases involving intentional or grossly negligent acts
- Damages for wrongful death
You don’t receive compensation for your losses automatically. You have to fight for the full compensation you deserve. Assigning fair value to any of these compensation items can be difficult. We’ll put our network of medical, psychological, and financial experts to work in order to find out how much you really deserve.
Contact Our Gainesville Personal Injury Lawyers For Help
Back injuries can turn your life upside down. If you sustained a back injury in an accident in Gainesville, FL caused by someone else, you deserve full compensation for your losses. An experienced Gainesville back injury lawyer at Allen Law Firm, P.A. can help.
It’s always a smart idea to consult a lawyer soon after an accident. Give our law offices a call today to arrange your 100% free consultation.