Utah Spine and Back Injury Lawyers

A spine or back injury can result in long-term or permanent disability. Your world has turned upside down. You can no longer work, take care of your children, or perform daily life tasks on your own. If your injury occurred because of someone else’s recklessness or negligence, an experienced spine injury lawyer at Valiente Mott is ready to help you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

Common Causes of Severe Spine and Back Injuries

Motor vehicle accidents are the most common causes of severe spine and back injuries. These can include not only car accidents, but also crashes involving trucks, buses, motorcycles, or pedestrians hit by a vehicle.

Other common causes of serious spine and back injuries include:

  • Falls
  • Sports
  • Violence
  • Work-related injuries

Types of Spine and Back Injuries

In a worst-case scenario, a spinal cord injury results in paralysis. Quadriplegia occurs when all four limbs are affected. Paraplegia involves the area below the waist. In the majority of cases, paralysis is permanent. The medical bills associated with such catastrophic injuries are immense.

Back injuries may include:

  • Fractured vertebrae
  • Herniated discs
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Whiplash

Back injuries can result in severe pain and loss of mobility. Many victims face surgery, ongoing rehabilitation, and physical therapy. Pain may persist for years with little or no relief.

Filing a Spine or Back Injury Claim

In Utah, an injured person has four years from the date of the injury to file a personal injury claim. While that is a long time by national standards, do not wait long before seeking legal advice. A personal injury lawyer in Utah will gather evidence to support your claim, and such evidence can disappear in the course of time.

If the injury took place on any sort of public property or involved a public vehicle, such as a school bus or municipal garbage truck, a claim requires filing within six months of the accident date. That is another reason you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Many people may not realize that the responsible party is a government agency and could find themselves unable to sue if they miss the claim filing deadline.

A personal injury attorney knows a fair settlement value for the client’s particular injuries and limitations. While most of these types of cases are settled, if the insurance company fails to offer a fair and reasonable settlement total, we will take the case to trial.

Spine or Back Injury Damages

Damages, or compensation, for a spine or back injury may include:

  • Medical expenses, current and future
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage

Contact a Utah Spine Injury Lawyer

If you or someone you love suffered a serious spine or back injury because of another party’s negligence or recklessness, you need the services of the Utah car accident attorneys at Valiente Mott. Contact us 24/7 to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation. After reviewing your claim, we will discuss your options.

Our legal counsel and services are provided on a contingency basis, so there is no fee unless you receive compensation. Hablamos Espanol.

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