Motor vehicle accidents are known for being incredibly destructive. It is not uncommon for accident survivors to endure devastating injuries, such as traumatic brain damage, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and third-degree burns, to name a few.
But, this often leads those who have suffered minor injuries to wonder whether they have a viable case. This is especially true for individuals suffering from back pain following a car accident. Below, we go into further detail below about whom you might sue for your back injury and why you have the right to sue for back pain after a California car accident.
Culpability in California Car Accidents
For a California car accident claim to be successful, you must be able to prove who is to blame for the accident you were involved in. Although every accident is different, there are some liable parties that are far more common than others.
Negligent and irresponsible drivers are the top cause. Whether a driver has gotten behind the wheel while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, is distracted by their cell phone, is too tired to be driving, or is driving aggressively, they are putting other drivers at serious risk of injury. When an accident occurs due to a reckless driver, they should be compelled to cover your costs.
Although negligent drivers are, arguably, the most common cause of car accidents, there are other entities who could have played a part in your injuries. If the roads were dangerous in some way or if there was a malfunction in a car part, for example, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) or the vehicle parts manufacturer may be to blame for your losses, respectively.
The Financial and Non-Financial Impact of Your Back Injury
Back pain after an accident is generally caused by an injury to the spinal cord, shoulder, or other part of the back. The back pain itself doesn’t determines whether you can file a lawsuit, though. What is more important is how the back pain has impacted your life.
Maybe you’ve had to miss out on work due to chronic pain, or you’ve been in and out of the doctor’s office to find relief. Maybe you are no longer able to bowl with your weekly league or play with your kids outside because the pain is so consuming.
If your medical records demonstrate that your accident-related back pain has had a tremendous impact on your life, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Contact a California Car Accident Lawyer
To learn more about the car accident claims process or how a regarded California car accident lawyer at Dickson Kohan & Bablove LLP could help you with your lawsuit, schedule a free claim review at our office.
We can be reached through the quick contact form we have included at the bottom of this page or by phone at 1-844-404-2400 when you are ready to seek maximum compensation for your suffering.