Suffering any type of back injury from a car accident in Georgia can be physically and emotionally devastating. Whether it’s lower back pain from a car accident that requires surgery, a back injury without surgery, additional damage to a pre-existing back injury, spine injuries, or something else, you deserve proper compensation for the pain, lost wages, and medical expenses you’ve endured. But navigating the legal complexities of a personal injury claim can be overwhelming. That’s where Kalka Law Group in Georgia comes in.

According to the back injury settlement examples listed on this page, the typical personal injury back settlements vary greatly from $175,000 to $2,250,000. Back injury settlements can range from incredibly high amounts to relatively modest awards. How much compensation you get for a back injury settlement in Georgia depends on the circumstances giving rise to your individual injury, as well as other factors.

 

What Factors Influence My GA Back Injury Settlement?

The amount we can help you can recover in a back injury settlement situation depends on numerous factors specific to your injury and the accident, including:

  • Severity of your injury: Sprains and strains will differ significantly from herniated discs or spinal cord damage.
  • Medical expenses: Extensive treatment, surgeries, and ongoing care will impact the settlement amount.
  • Lost wages and earning potential: Missed work and any diminished earning capacity due to your injury are compensable.
  • Pain and suffering: The physical and emotional toll of your injury plays a crucial role.
  • Fault and negligence: Proving the other driver’s negligence is essential for your claim.

 

Recent Examples – How Much Can I Expect For a Lower Back Pain Car Accident Settlement or Any Back Injury in a Car Accident Settlement?

$185,000 Settlement – Lower Back Injury & Sciatica Resulting in Surgery from Truck Accident

While leaving a Walmart parking lot, our client’s vehicle was struck by a large transport truck operated by Swift Transportation. The truck driver made an abrupt left turn, colliding with another vehicle before forcefully impacting our client’s pickup truck. The impact dragged the client’s vehicle for a significant distance, resulting in lower back pain and sciatica.

Despite the severity of the accident, Swift Transportation initially denied liability. Our client sought legal representation from a personal injury attorney specializing in trucking accidents. Recognizing the complexity of the case and Mr. Kalka’s expertise, the initial attorney referred our client to Mr. Kalka for litigation.

Through dedicated investigation and legal work, Mr. Kalka established that the truck driver’s lack of experience played a key role in causing the collision. Additionally, evidence gathered demonstrated that surveillance footage of our client could sway a jury towards significant compensation.

Facing compelling evidence and potential trial costs, Swift Transportation requested mediation to resolve the case outside of court. After strategically navigating various pre-mediation motions, Mr. Kalka agreed to mediation with the condition that a higher-level company representative from Phoenix be present.

Prior to mediation, the highest offer from Swift had been $14,000. However, through skilled negotiation and representation, Mr. Kalka was able to secure a significantly higher settlement of $185,000.

$2,250,000 Settlement – Back Injury (and More) Requiring Multiple Spinal Surgeries from Bus Accident

Marietta, Georgia: While driving southbound on I-75, our client’s vehicle was struck by a charter bus that had changed lanes without noticing slowing traffic. This caused a chain-reaction crash involving five vehicles. Our client sustained significant neck, back, and ankle injuries, requiring multiple surgeries on his spine. Unfortunately, these injuries prevented him from returning to work.

Our investigation revealed that the bus company had a history of safety violations, contributing to the accident. Despite initial resistance from the bus company and their insurance, we secured a $2.25 million settlement for our client. This covered his medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and the impact on his spouse’s quality of life due to his injuries.

$175,000 Settlement – Back Injury (and More) From Being Rear-Ended in Car Accident

While stopped on Earnest Barrett Parkway in Kennesaw, Georgia with hazard lights activated, our client’s vehicle was struck from behind by a driver who improperly changed lanes, causing a chain reaction that pushed another car into theirs. This “Improper Lane Change Rear-End” accident resulted in injuries to our client’s neck, back, chest, abdomen, and lower leg. While painful, luckily this accident didn’t require surgery. Our team was able to investigate and after an initial offer of $88,665–we negotiated nearly double that initial offer in settlement, at $175,000 for our client.

$510,000 Settlement – Back Surgery From Rear End Car Accident

Our Client was driving southbound on Spalding Drive in Norcross, Georgia. The at-fault driver was driving directly behind our client when they struck the rear of our client’s vehicle. The severity of the impact resulting in injuries that required back surgery. An initial offer from the at-fault driver’s insurance company of $100,000 was negotiated up to $510,000 to cover pain and suffering, loss of work, medical bills, and rehabilitation.

 

Can You Get A Back Injury Settlement Without Surgery in Georgia?

Yes, you can potentially get a back injury settlement without surgery. Back injuries can vary greatly as far as the severity and impact on current life and your future. Soft tissue injuries are harder to “prove” and sometimes the medical evidence doesn’t reflect the level of pain you may be feeling. That being said, an experienced lawyer can help you maximize a settlement. The possibility and amount of compensation depend on several factors, including:

  • Severity of the back injury – More severe injuries, even without surgery, can warrant higher settlements due to pain, discomfort, limitations, and potential future complications.
  • Impact on your life – Settlements consider lost wages, missed work, reduced capacity for work, and limitations on daily activities.
  • Medical evidence – Detailed medical documentation, diagnoses, imaging tests, and treatment plans strengthen your claim.
  • Cause of the injury – Different situations, like car accidents, work-related injuries, or defective products, involve different claims processes and may affect settlement amounts.
  • Negotiation and legal representation – An experienced personal injury attorney can assess your case, build evidence, and negotiate with insurance companies or other responsible parties for a fair settlement.

 

What Is The Most Common Lower Back Injury After A Car Accident?

While it’s impossible to say definitively what the absolute most common back pain after a car accident is, as it can vary depending on the specific circumstances of the crash, previous in