Archive July 26, 2019

How a Back Injury Can Negatively Affect Your Life

Hello there! I’m Rosenberg Morse, and welcome back to my blog. Today, we are talking about how a back injury can negatively impact your life.

People can be hurt in so many ways, and they deal with injuries that can change their lives forever. A common injury that causes great pain and can negatively impact your life is a back injury. Some people aren’t familiar with just how painful and life altering a back injury can be. 

Back injury victims face a lot of skepticism from insurance companies that treat the victims poorly. Because back injuries can be difficult to understand, insurers will act like the injury victims are making up their back injuries or exaggerating the pain of their injuries. 

Victims don’t deserve to be treated this way, especially when they did not cause the accident that harmed them.

What Causes Back Injuries?

Many different events can lead to back injuries, such as car accidents, assault or violence, slip-and-falls, falling from a great height, trucking wrecks, being struck by falling objects, and motorcycle crashes.

When your back has been injured, you may be in incredible pain, or you may not be able to work like you once did. Back injuries may not be operable, which means you’re stuck dealing with pain and mobility issues for a long time, if not forever. In addition, many back injury sufferers require medication, which they can become dependent upon or addicted to.

How Your Back Injury Can Cause Upheaval in Your Life

Back injuries can prevent you from enjoying your life the way you once did, leading to depression, lost income, and emotional and mental trauma. The person who caused your back injuries must be held to account for them. 

For example, let’s discuss a rollover collision in Chicago that left four people with serious injuries. One of those victims may have sustained serious back injuries or spinal damage that could leave them with permanent injuries or even paralysis. One of these victims may even reach out to an attorney for help for assistance with suing the person who caused the collision.  

Have You Sustained a Serious Back Injury?

I, Rosenberg Morse, believe that victims have rights. If you’ve been injured in an accident not of your making, you may be able to seek damages from the person responsible. You don’t have to let wrongful actions go unpunished. 

You may consider partnering with a lawyer in order to recover your damages following an accident. You should definitely seek medical attention after a collision or other accident that caused you serious back injuries. Don’t ignore back pain. You have a right to justice for your experience.

Can an Injury Settlement Cover Mental Health Treatment Costs?

Hello there! Rosenberg Morse is back, and today I am discussing whether a personal injury settlement can cover the mental health treatment you’ve been paying for, which was brought about because of a personal injury you didn’t cause. 

A Denver injury attorney was kind enough to share some information with me about which damages you can include in your injury claim.

I hope that by sharing this information with you, it will help you to get the most out of your personal injury claim. 

What Are “Damages?”

You have probably heard the term “damages,” but you might not understand what it means. Damages are the losses an injury victim faced due to an accident or event they were hurt in. When someone caused your injury, they can be ordered to pay you “damages” or compensation for your injury.

There are two main ways you can be compensated for damages. One, you can file a personal injury claim with the negligent person’s insurance company. The insurer can then offer you a settlement to account for the losses you’ve faced. Two, you can be awarded financial compensation in a lawsuit if you take your case to court.

The goal of any settlement is to compensate the injured victim, also known as YOU, for the negative effects of your accident. You can be compensated for physical pain, lost wages, medical care costs, and lost quality of life. Mental trauma, and the costs associated with treating your trauma, should certainly qualify as negative effects of an accident.

If you experienced mental trauma related to your injury, and you paid for mental health services because of that trauma, you absolutely could include those damages in your injury claim.

How to Add Mental Health Treatment Costs to a Claim

Any out-of-pocket expenses you paid to a mental health provider can be listed in your claim. You should gather proof of those expenses. You will provide the negligent person’s insurance company with this evidence so that they will not challenge you on your right to compensation for these costs.

Have You Been Victimized? Find Information that Can Help Here

Mental trauma and the costs associated with treatment are damages. You are entitled to compensation if you were injured because of another person’s negligence. Don’t forget to include these damages in your injury claim because you deserve total and fair compensation for any losses you experienced due to an accident you didn’t cause.

I’m Rosenberg Morse, and I believe that victims deserve support and assistance during a difficult time in their lives.