The amount of money that is awarded in a lower back personal injury case depends on a variety of factors, which include, but are not limited, to the following:
1) The severity of the lower back injury.
Is the injury just a sprain/strain or is it a more significant lower back disk injury?
2) The amount of medical bills incurred to treat the lower back injury.
This includes the amount of medical expenses incurred in the past and the amount that will be incurred in the future.
3) Lost earnings.
Has the lower back injury resulted in missed time and money from work both in the past and the future?
4) Life changes.
What life changes has the lower back injury caused? For example, are there recreational activities or hobbies that can no longer be enjoyed?
5) The permanency of the lower back injury.
Will the injury get better with time or is it a permanent lifelong injury?
Settlements and/or verdicts for lower back injury cases can range from a just a couple thousand dollars to seven figures. This is because low back injuries can be much more severe or complicated than they may seem.
This is why it is extremely important to consult with a personal injury lawyer before attempting to settle your case with an insurance company.
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