At face value, many people do not understand how serious back injuries can be, and how debilitating they can be in the future. The spine is composed of 33 bones and tissue that extend from the skill to the pelvis and, of course, it is very fragile. Back pain can be discovered through a variety of diagnostic studies, such as x-rays, CT scans, and MRI scans. They can check for things like tumors, fractures, herniated discs, and nerves. Truck accidents can be extremely severe, causing upwards of 106,000 injuries in 2006 alone! They usually occur due to negligence on the roadways from both truck drivers and other vehicles.
Types of Damages
If you have sustained a back injury, you may have already discovered that your injury can be very serious in nature. You should include compensation for the following types of damages:
Medical Bills: Usually, these medical bills will depend upon the type of back injury that you suffered. If you are in need of chiropractic care, this may be covered. If you needed scans and back surgery, then you should include these in your damage assessment.
Lost Wages: You may need these damages if your injury results in you being unable to work for a period of time.
Pain and Suffering: If your back injury is causing you severe discomfort over time, you may need these damages.
Loss of Future Income: Your career may be cut short or severely impacted by your back injury, which is where these damages become necessary.
Punitive Damages: These are damages you can receive if the person who caused the accident was negligent in their actions, and the main reason why you became injured.
What You Should Know About Your Case
In any truck accident case, you should understand that you will have to prove your case as well as identify all possible defendants. You must be able to show the duty of care and that the defendant was supposed to exercise care to keep you safe, but did not do so. The potential defendants in your case may include trucking companies, contractors, employers, and insurance companies. In many cases, you will find that a trucking company is liable for your injuries.
If you are having back problems due to a trucking accident, you may have a case. We have experience to handle these cases and will help you every step of the way. Call us today at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi for more information.