The human body simply wasn’t meant to be able to absorb the impact created by automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, or a hard fall such as on a construction site. By causing a person’s back and neck to bend and compress in an unnatural way, the force of an accident can create life-altering injuries such as pinched nerves, and fractured discs and shattered vertebrae or worse yet, traumatic brain injury. These injuries may cause significant pain and make it difficult to care for one’s family and pay medical bills. At the Law Offices of Steven T. Snow, we provide accident victims with the support they need to overcome the challenges created by back and neck injuries.
Attorney Steven Snow has more than 25 years of experience in handling complex bodily and personal injury claims, and has helped his clients receive significant amounts of compensation in settlements and at trial. We represent clients involved in serious accidents who have suffered catastrophic injuries to their head and spine, including:
If your injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence, Attorney Steven Snow can help you hold that person accountable and obtain the maximum available compensation you need and deserve. Back and neck injuries may require you to undergo extensive medical care including: emergency room treatment, surgery, physical therapy and other rehabilitative treatment.
Your injuries may entitle you to compensation for:
What sets Attorney Snow apart is his level of technical expertise. Back and neck injury cases require a wide-ranging understanding of law, medicine, economics, forensic accounting and statistical analysis. After successfully handling an extensive number of these cases over the course of his career, Attorney Snow is adept at reading medical records and has established relationships with doctors who work with him in developing cases and providing expert disclosure, as well as offering expert witness testimony at trial.
Attorney Snow’s experience as a catastrophic injury lawyer has also provided him with an in-depth knowledge of the spinal injury section of the American Medical Association Guide to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, the guide which is referenced by medical professionals when writing reports on cervical and lumbar injuries for trial. While working on your case, he’ll send this guide to your physicians and have them rate your ‘whole person impairment’ which assesses your loss of functionality and determines a number that represents your percentage of overall impairment. For example, if it’s determined that your cervical spine is 20% percent impaired, that may equate to an eight percent whole person impairment.
Once this number has been established, and is supported by expert testimony, the U.S. Health Care Life Expectancy Table in entered into evidence. This table provides accepted statistical information to approximate how long you will be living with your impairment. By multiplying the number of years times your level of impairment, juries are able to calculate the appropriate amount of compensation. For example, if a person suffered a serious neck injury at the age of 25, and was expected to live to the age of 79, then that person should be entitled to compensation for 54 years based on the impairment rating found in the guide.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious back or neck injury, call the Law Offices of Steven T. Snow today at 508.477.7100 or contact the firm online to schedule a free consultation. From his office in Mashpee, Attorney Steven Snow represents clients throughout Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts, including clients residing in Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Nantucket, Norfolk, Middlesex, Plymouth and Suffolk Counties.