If you have suffered a neck or back injury as a result of the negligence of another person or through faulty equipment, you may be entitled to a personal injury lawsuit which may award damages to pay for medical bills, lost work time, and pain and suffering.
It’s difficult to quantify how damages would be calculated in a personal injury lawsuit, because every injury is different and people have differing needs during their recovery period. A person with a minor neck injury who has to lose several days of work as a result of their recovery period would be awarded a significantly smaller settlement than someone who sustained permanent damage to the neck and spinal cord, perhaps resulting in a limited range of motion that can’t be fixed.
The type of medical treatments required for the injury also have a big factor in the amount eventually awarded in damages because medical bills are a large consideration of damages. A trip to the emergency room is expensive, but it’s much less expensive than a major surgery. Pain and suffering is also considered, which is an arbitrary amount decided by a jury.
The nature allowed a fresh group of people to decide the damages in every case leads to a certain amount of unpredictability in damage awards.
If you have suffered a back or neck injury in Atlanta due to someone else’s actions or negligence, a personal injury attorney may be able to provide more information about the amount of damages available.