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Los Angeles Back Injury Lawyer

Back pain is the single most common cause of disability in the U.S. and around the world. Up to 80% of people will suffer from back injuries at some point during their lifetime, accounting for over 264 million lost work days each year. What’s more, many of the people who suffer from severe or chronic back pain sustained those injuries because of the negligence or recklessness of another person.

You shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s mistakes. If your back pain was caused by a car crash, slip and fall incident, or other accident, it’s time to see a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer to discuss your legal rights and options.

Claremont Back Injury Lawyer Serving the Greater Los Angeles Area

Victims of accidents in the Los Angeles area can turn to the experienced team at Hobbs Law Group. Our attorneys have in-depth knowledge of the unique issues associated with motor vehicle crashes, slip and fall incidents, and workplace accidents. We also handle product liability cases, which can sometimes result in debilitating back injuries.

If you or a loved one have suffered a serious back injury because of a third party’s negligence, you deserve fair and just compensation for your losses.

Types of Back Injuries Caused by Accidents

Any type of accident can cause a back injury, but they are particularly common in motor vehicle accidents. The tremendous force of a car, motorcycle, or big rig crash can inflict serious damage on the back’s complex structure of ligaments, nerves, vertebrae, and intervertebral discs.

Back injuries can also be caused by slip and falls and defective products, such as chairs and exercise equipment that malfunction.

A back injury lawyer in Los Angeles can provide skilled representation if you have sustained any of the following common types of back injuries:

  • Strains and sprains: Sprains and strains are soft tissue injuries. They affect the ligaments, muscles, or tendons. They occur when the soft tissues are stretched beyond their normal capacity, which can potentially cause tearing. In severe cases, a doctor might recommend a surgical repair.
  • Whiplash: Whiplash actually affects the neck, rather than the back. However, it’s one of the most common types of car accident injuries, particularly among victims of rear-end collisions. Whiplash occurs when the soft tissues get hyper-extended and potentially torn.
  • Herniated discs: The intervertebral discs are sponge-like structures that act as cushions for the spine. Each vertebra, or bone in the spine, is separated from the next bone by an intervertebral disc. These discs have tough exteriors and softer interiors. Disc herniation occurs when the exterior is compromised, and the softer inner material is allowed to protrude outward. This can cause severe pain, particularly if the material compresses a nearby nerve.
  • Spinal fractures: An accident can result in compression fractures of the spine. An acute compression fracture can be quite painful. Sometimes, compression fractures require surgery.
  • Spinal cord injury: The spinal cord is highly sensitive. Permanent paralysis can result when the spinal cord is damaged.

Our Los Angeles back injury lawyers will work with you to help you secure the compensation you need to take proper care of your health.

How Much Is a Back Injury Claim Worth?

It’s difficult to put an exact figure on a back injury claim. However, when you meet with a Los Angeles personal injury attorney at Hobbs Law Group, we can often provide a rough estimate of how much your claim might be worth based on your losses and the extent of your injury.

A personal injury lawsuit generally seeks compensation for economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are those that are objective and calculable. For example, your claim may demand compensation for the following types of losses:

  • Past, current, and anticipated future medical expenses
  • Lost wages and loss of future earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Physical therapy
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Durable medical equipment
  • Necessary home modifications and home health aides

In addition, a lawsuit can demand compensation for non-economic damages. These are subjective losses that are difficult to calculate. Common examples include pain and suffering, and mental anguish. As a general rule of thumb, the worse your physical injuries are, the higher your non-economic damages will be.

In some cases, a plaintiff may receive punitive damages as well. These damages are not intended to compensate the plaintiff, but rather to punish the defendant for conduct that is characterized by malice.

Contact Hobbs Law Group for Personal Injury Representation

The personal injury lawyers at Hobbs Law Group provide a free initial consultation to discuss your back injury case. During your consultation, we’ll review the facts of your injury to assess liability and explore your options for legal recourse. We’ll discuss the possibility of negotiating a fair insurance settlement and the merits of filing a lawsuit.

At our law firm in Claremont, CA, we are committed to providing trustworthy and transparent legal guidance, along with vigorous representation both in and out of the courtroom. Call today to preserve your legal rights.

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