Injury Lawyer Serving Boulder, Longmont, Broomfield & Surrounding Areas in Colorado
Whenever the back or neck are involved in an injury, there is cause for serious concern. Injuries to these sensitive areas can often require long term or even lifelong care. They can also cause someone to need assistance from a medical professional or a family member for the entirety of their life.
When these types of horrible accidents occurred because of another's negligence, then you can seek financial compensation by hiring our personal injury attorney. At Jeffress Law, our attorney Christopher W. Jeffress makes every one of his clients his priority.
You will never be treated like a number and Mr. Jeffress will take in to account every way that you're suffering in order to get you the maximum amount of financial recompense for your suffering. Contact our firm today for a free case evaluation by calling 303.993.8685.
Common Causes of Back and Neck Injury
Back and neck injuries are never something to take lightly as they can result in temporary, partial, or permanent paralysis or pain. Our attorney has represented some clients that have suffered the ultimate price because of their back or neck injury and become paralyzed from the neck down for life. Our attorney empathizes with how awful these injuries can be for an individual and their family and will do everything in his power to get you restitution for your suffering.
In addition to these types of accidents causing horrible injuries to the back or neck, our lawyer has experience representing those that became injured because of a skiing or snowboarding accident. Being from Boulder and an avid snowboard himself, Mr. Jeffress knows that there are serious dangers that exist when sharing the slopes with a plethora of strangers, some of which are inexperienced. He can help you with those types of cases with his exceptional experience.
How Soon After Your Back and Neck Injury Should You Contact an Attorney?
You should reach out to an attorney immediately after a back or neck injury. If you have been in an accident that was someone else’s fault, turning to professionals quickly can help you get the compensation you need. An attorney who focuses on personal injury law will guide you through the process of keeping medical records of the injury, so it’s essential you contact a lawyer right after the event.
What Are Some Long-Term Consequences Caused by Back and Neck Injuries?
There are numerous long-term consequences of back and neck injuries. These injuries can often lead to limitations in activities because of pain and other physical concerns. Commonly, back and neck injuries lead to suffering from:
- Numbness or tingling
- Limited mobility
Sometimes, paralysis is a consequence of these injuries. Beyond physical pain, neck and back injuries can cause depression, feelings of hopelessness, anxiety, and even symptoms of PTSD. Many are not able to pursue activities they once enjoyed.
Productivity loss is another long-term consequence of back and neck injuries. Not being able to move and perform certain activities can significantly affect a person’s productivity, which also affects their professional and private lives.
Financial damage is another consequence. These kinds of injuries require extensive medical care, even hospitalization, and they often require years of rehabilitation and physical therapy. Insurance companies do not always cover these treatments.
How Much Compensation Can You Pursue for Your Injuries?
The type of injury, its severity, and its impact on your life are all factors that will influence the compensation you can pursue.
Medical bills, including those for future treatments you will need to manage the neck and back injury, are another factor. We will also look at lost income if the injury forces you to miss work. If the injury is permanent, compensation should include all of those lost wages.
If you have to work in a diminished capacity because of the injury, compensation should include the difference between what you earned before and after the injury.
Pain and suffering are additional factors that can impact the compensation you receive. Many insurance companies will take your economic loss and multiply it to come up with pain and suffering damages.
Keep in mind that insurance limits can affect the value of your claim. The at-fault party’s insurance will only pay compensation up to its limit.
What Type of Evidence Can Be Used in a Back and Neck Injury Case?
We can present evidence from the scene where the injury took place. If there were eyewitnesses, we will reach out to them for statements. Medical records are also vital, as are pictures of injuries, police reports, and any video recordings of the actual incident.
Physical evidence that supports your personal injury claim is useful. If you were in a car accident and the impact damaged your clothes, keep them as evidence of the collision’s force.
What Will Medical Costs Look Like After a Back and Neck Injury?
The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center estimates the average lifetime cost of a spinal injury at over $5 million. Lifetime costs for other back and neck injuries can start at $1 million.
Back and neck injuries can cause horrible emotional, physical, financial, and professional suffering. Our attorney will do his best to get you compensation that will cover not only your past and present treatment, but also your future treatments, loss of salary and loss of benefits.
Get The Help You Deserve After Injury
When you've suffered a horrible injury that has affected your back or neck, do not hesitate to seek help from our attorney. Utilizing his 25 years of experience, Mr. Jeffress will personally invest in your case and help you to get the best-available medical care and rehabilitation. Contact us today by filling out the contact form on this page or calling us at 303.993.8685. We are proud and humbled to serve clients in Boulder, Broomfield, Longmont, and the surrounding Metro Areas. Please ask about our contingency-fee policy!