One of the most common types of injuries in car crashes is back injuries. Back injuries range from minor to severe. Unfortunately, even a small back injury can be excruciating. After a serious car crash, victims might suffer from broken bones or herniated discs. Your movement can be limited, and you may be in constant pain. Below, we’ll discuss how you should handle your back injury when making your insurance claim.
Proving Your Injury Case
If your back was injured due to an auto collision, it is essential to show your injury was the result of your crash. In order to get your claim paid, you’ll have to work with your lawyer to build your case. The first place to start is with your doctor. Doctors have the education and experience to determine if your injury was the result of a crash. Once a doctor learns more about your case, they will be able to demonstrate how it was caused in the collision. The next important step is gathering past medical records. If you’ve never had issues with your back before, this will strengthen your case. If you did have back issues before the crash, that doesn’t mean you don’t have a case. This is especially true if the collision made your injury worse. The Villarreal and Begum Law Group understands that each case is unique. Gathering your current and past medical records will help show how your injury was caused, and the extent of that injury.
Gathering and reviewing MRIs and x-rays will also be important in proving your case. What’s also important is showing how the damage to your vehicle matches up with your back pain. For example, if your car was totaled, it will most likely be easy to show how this massive impact affected you. However, each case is different. Your best bet is to get an experienced car accident attorney and come up with a strategy. Contact our office today to discuss your case in a free consultation.