How Bad Can a Back Injury Be?

Given the lack of protection you get from your motorcycle in an accident, most in Pottsville may think your chances of walking away from such an event to be fairly slim. However, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 88,000 motorcycle accident injuries in the U.S. in 2013 as opposed to only 4,668 fatalities. Thus, if you are able to emerge from an accident with something as seemingly minor as a back injury, you may consider yourself lucky. However, you may quickly discover that a back injury can be just as debilitating as injuries many may believe to be more serious.

Immediately after having suffered a back injury, you will likely have medical expenses to deal with. These will vary depending upon the severity of your injury. If you require surgery and subsequent rehabilitation, these costs can run quite high. However, even more costly than the medical expenses that may come with a back injury is the loss of earning capacity that you may experience. Chronic back pain can greatly affect your ability to perform manual labor or even sit at a desk for extended periods of time. If you are unable to return to work, your ability to meet your accident expenses is greatly impacted.

These aren’t the only losses you may experience with a back injury. You could suffer from other problems that exact an emotional toll as opposed to an economic one. These may include:

Each of the aforementioned factors could influence what may need to ask for as part of a potential settlement from a motorcycle accident claim.