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Negotiating a Spinal Injury Settlement

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When negotiating a settlement, a patient recovering from a spinal injury generally works with a lawyer appointed to pursue damages from the defendant’s insurance company. Most insurance packages (particularly those of the other vehicle driver in the case of a motor vehicle accident, or those of the employer should the injury be work related and occur while the employee is at work) offer substantial portions of financial liability in the coverage itself. As the case moves forward, the lawyer operates on what is called a contingent fee basis, which means the lawyer only receives payment if the patient wins the case. Even if the patient’s lawyer is successful, spinal injury patients need to be aware that a lawyer operating on a contingent fee basis will receive his or her fees entirely out of the winning settlement amount. This also includes court costs and other fees, which, depending on the length and complexity of the case, can reach in to the tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars.

 

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Normally, negotiating a settlement depends heavily on the permanent damages and changes to day-to-day quality of life suffered by the patient. Full medical examinations with imaging tests (magnetic resonance imaging, x-rays) along with range of motion tests will be necessary as doctors attempt to pinpoint exactly how much mobility the patient has lost. Permanent damage to the spinal nerve roots will generally increase the settlement substantially, given that the spinal nerves have no native regenerative capacity and if they sustain significant trauma, the patient may permanently lose motor control over large parts of his or her body.

 

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Most spinal injury patients can expect a settlement somewhere in the neighborhood of US $1 million, but again, the exact amount agreed upon while negotiating a settlement largely depends on the severity of the injury, the locality in which the injury took place, and the permanent consequences for the patient’s mobility and overall quality of life. This is why it’s so important for the patient to be forthcoming with details about the injury. If the injury occurred during a motor vehicle collision, it is important to to be fully evaluated by a physician with expertise in the areas of the body which have been injured. It is also important to record details of what happened during the injury.  If the injury occurred at work, details such as their routine work conditions and whether or not anything about the injury incident was in violation of OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the governing body for workplace safety in the US) rules. If the employer is found to have intentionally or even accidentally created unsafe working conditions, this substantially changes how the case will proceed. Patients need to do their best in recounting the details of the accident, as well as giving the details of how their day-to-day life has changed since the accident. If the patient’s statements about quality of life can be supported by medical documents, the patient stands an excellent chance at recovering a settlement.

 

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Of paramount importance is to be honest and detailed with the patient’s physician and personal injury attorney / lawyer.  They are both looking out for the patient’s best interest, and are experts in their fields.  The physician will evaluate the patient, order any testing which is required to help diagnose the problem, and then prescribe a course of treatment.  The personal injury attorney / lawyer will look after the legal interests of the patient, and try to get them compensation to cover their medical expenses, lost wages, as well as pain and suffering.  Depending upon the severity of the injury, these may vary greatly.

 

 

The Kraus Back and Neck Institute (KBNI) in Houston TX takes care of patients in Houston and the surrounding areas, including Pearland, Galleria, Beaumont, Baytown, Clear Lake, Port Arthur, Katy, the Woodlands, Spring, Memorial City, Humble, Kingwood, Conroe, Tomball, Missouri City, Texas City, and Texas Medical Center (TMC)

 

Patients suffering from low back pain or neck pain, personal injury, traumatic brain injury (TBI) or who have been told they may require a low back surgery or neck sugery, can

contact the Kraus Back and Neck Institute at

…….  281-713-6296

…….  Or visit www.SpineHealth.com to schedule an appointment online

 

Ask Dr. Kraus Neurosurgeon: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjrSiebND25ah__L75NAd2g/videos?view=0&sort=dd&shelf_id=1

 

……. KBNI VIDEO on Back and Neck Pain Treatment : Don’t Live in Fear and Pain

 

The above is not legal advice.  The Kraus Back and Neck Institute physicians treat many patients who have suffered from motor vehicle collisions, truck injuries, as well as work related injuries.  They are not attorneys, and do not provide legal advice.

 

 

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