Los Angeles Back Injury Attorney
Suffering back pain resulting from a back injury is something most people will experience at least once in their lifetime. In some cases, the pain will naturally subside. But in many cases, medical treatment is required.
If you or a loved one are suffering from back pain due to a work-related injury or were involved in an accident caused by the negligence of another party, consult a back injury attorney. You might be entitled to claim compensation.
Cohen & Marzban is one of the top Los Angeles back injury attorney firms.
We help clients who suffered a serious back injury in an accident due to the negligence of another to get the compensation they deserve.
According to back injury statistics:
- About 2 million back injuries occur in the United States annually.
- 80% of adults are estimated to experience a back injury in their lifetime.
- Back injury is the top cause of job-related disability.
- More than one million back injuries are sustained in the workplace annually.
In about 5% of back injury cases, the condition will become chronic and disabling.
According to research conducted by Georgetown University, some 16 million adults experience persistent or chronic back pain and are limited in certain everyday activities. In addition, back pain is the sixth most costly condition in the United States – health care costs and indirect costs due to back pain are over $12 billion per year.
- Downhearted feelings are common among adults with back pain – People with chronic back pain report significant levels of psychological distress, including feelings of anger and depression.
- Health care expenditures are high for adults with back pain – Health care expenditures for adults with back pain are, on average, almost 2.5 times those for adults without back pain.
- Adults with back pain are less active – The proportion of adults with back pain reporting any limitations related to social, recreational, or family activities is more than three times the proportion of adults without back pain.
- Smaller proportions of adults with back pain are working – Some 60 percent of adults with back pain are working, compared to 74 percent of adults without back pain.
- Back pain is a leading cause of work limitations – Over 4 million adults report that they have had difficulties becoming or remaining employed due to back pain.
- Earnings are lower for workers with back pain – Earnings for adults who have difficulties at work caused by back pain are substantially less than those of adults who do not have the same challenges at work.
Accidents that might cause back injuries and spinal cord injuries include:
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Why Choose Cohen & Marzban Personal Injury Attorneys?
Results! Results! Results!
With over 45 years of experience, our back injury lawyers know the ins and outs of how to get the best results in back injury cases.
We have already recovered $2,000,000,000+ in damages from personal injury cases for our clients!
Our back injury lawyers leave no stone unturned to gather evidence to ensure you receive fair compensation for your back injury. And if we can’t reach a fair settlement with the defendant out of court, we are ready to proceed with litigation.
Cohen & Marzban is a proud recipient of The Litigator Award™ – an honor reserved for only the top 1% of trial attorneys in the United States.
If you’re looking for a top Los Angeles back injury lawyer, look no further than Cohen & Marzban.
Frequently Asked Questions
What compensation can I claim for a serious back injury?
The damages you might be able to recover include the following:
- Past and future medical bills
- Physical therapy
- Lost wages and future loss of income
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Mental anguish and emotional distress
- Temporary or permanent disability
- Psychological or psychiatric treatment
The amount of damages you might be able to claim will depend on your case.
For example, you are expected to mitigate damages if you sustain a back injury. If you don’t follow the advice of your doctor(s) and aggravate your injury, it could open the door for the defendant to argue that the damages you’re claiming should be significantly reduced.
For more information, consult an experienced back injury attorney.
How long do I have to file a personal injury claim for a back injury in california?
The California statute of limitations for personal injury cases is two years, as per California Code of Civil Procedure Section 335.1. It says:
“Within two years: An action for assault, battery, or injury to, or for the death of, an individual caused by the wrongful act or neglect of another.”
Note that certain exceptions may apply. A back injury attorney will be able to provide you with more information after examining your case.
Do I have to prove the other party was negligent?
In principle, the plaintiff has to prove the defendant was negligent in personal injury cases.
Negligence is any act or omission by the defendant that results in a breach of their duty of care that could likely cause injury to others. It has four key elements, namely:
- The defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care.
- The defendant failed to fulfill their duty due to a careless act or failure to act.
- The defendant’s breach of duty was the proximate (main) cause of the accident.
- The plaintiff suffered compensable losses as a result of the accident.
Note that California follows a pure comparative rule. It means the defendant doesn’t have to be 100% negligent or at fault before you can claim compensation.
For example, it might be determined that you and the defendant were 20% and 80% at fault, respectively. If you suffered damages worth $1 million, you will only be entitled to 80% or $800,000.
Contact a back injury attorney at Cohen & Marzban for a more detailed explanation based on your unique circumstances.