Herniated discs, also known as slipped discs, can occur in traumatic incidents, like motor vehicle crashes. If you or a loved one is the victim of a herniated disc due to someone else’s negligent actions, you may be entitled to collect compensation.
At The Fitch Law Firm LLC, we can help you determine whether you have grounds to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit. If so, one of our Dayton herniated disc/slipped disc injury lawyers will go after compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other losses on your behalf.
Types of Compensation You Can Get for a Herniated Disc
To determine the amount of compensation you deserve for your incident and injury, you and a lawyer from our firm will have to consider several factors, such as:
- The nature of the accident, like whether your accident was work-related and who is to blame
- The severity of your injury
- How your injury impacts your life
The damages you could collect may be for financial, physical, and mental/emotional hardships. You may be able to recover:
- Past and future medical expenses: This award includes the expenses you’ve already incurred and the expenses you’ll incur in the future due to your injury.
- Pain, suffering, and emotional anguish: You may be experiencing severe pain and suffering and even emotional/mental distress due to your injury.
- Property damage or loss: If your accident resulted in damage to your physical property (like your vehicle), you may be able to claim the cost of repairing it. Likewise, you may be able to claim the cost of replacing your property. This cost may depend on the property’s market value.
- Past and future income loss: Your injury may be preventing you from working. If so, you can claim the income you’ve lost and will lose in the future.
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Reasons to Hire One of Our Dayton Herniated Disc Injury Lawyers
One of our herniated disc injury attorneys can help you prove what caused your herniated disc and determine what your damages are. Additionally, they can protect you from the other party’s insurance company and lawyers and work to secure a fair settlement for you.
If the other party doesn’t offer a fair settlement, your attorney can argue your case before a judge and a jury. In trial, your attorney can refer to medical professionals and other sources of evidence for your case.
With a lawyer on your side, you’ll be able to focus on your health and family instead of financial matters. Leave your case in the hands of one of our lawyers.
Meeting the Deadline for Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit
If you want to file a lawsuit, your lawyer can help you meet the deadline. In Ohio, generally speaking, the deadline for filing a personal injury lawsuit is two years from the date of an incident, per Ohio Revised Code Section 2305.10.
Try not to delay getting started, as filing past the deadline could jeopardize your right to recover compensation.
Working for You on a No-Win, No-Fee Basis
We understand that you and your family may be under a lot of financial strain right now, and we don’t want to add to it. So, allow our team to serve you on a contingency-fee basis. That means we won’t take any payment from you up front or out of pocket.
Instead, we will deduct our fee from the compensation we secure for you. That way, we’ll be able to start your case now and help reduce your financial burden.
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What Causes Herniated Discs?
Often, herniated discs can be due to physical conditions like degenerative disc disease or incidents like motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, and other incidents that jolt the spine. Such incidents can force a part of the spine out of position, resulting in a herniated disc.
It’s important for a disc injury to be diagnosed early so it can be treated as soon as possible. Also, getting diagnosed early may be important for your claim.
Protecting Your Right to Compensation After a Herniated Disc Injury
At times, herniated disc claims can be complicated. For example, you may have had prior treatment for back pain. In that case, the other party may claim this treatment caused or contributed to your injury, leading them to conclude that they’re not responsible for your damages.
To protect yourself against these claims, you should see a doctor about your injury. They will be able to tell you what caused or contributed to your injury and provide you with proof.
Also, one of our lawyers can refer to a third-party medical expert to prove the incident caused your injury.
If You Played a Role in the Incident
Ohio has a contributory negligence rule under Ohio Revised Code Section 2315.33 that may apply to and complicate your case. If you contributed at all to your incident, your damages may be reduced in proportion to your degree of fault. A lawyer from our firm can tell you whether contributory negligence may apply in your case.
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By contacting us today, you’ll give us the chance to meet any deadline that applies in your case and start building your case immediately. When you call us, we’ll invite you to have a consultation with us, and during your consultation, we’ll tell you more about how one of our attorneys can help.
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