Herniated discs and slipped discs can happen quickly but cause damage that lasts for years, if not forever. They can affect your ability to work, enjoy life, and require expensive treatments.
You may be entitled to financial compensation if another party’s negligence caused your back injury. A Marion herniated disc and slipped disc injury lawyer from The Fitch Law Firm LLC can help you seek damages from the at-fault party. Our personal injury team can provide a free consultation to review your options.
Who Is Responsible for a Herniated Disc & Slipped Disc Injury?
If another party’s negligence caused the incident that led to your slipped or herniated disc, they may be responsible for it and your related losses. Legally, negligence is careless or reckless behavior by one party that disregards the safety of others. Many types of negligence can contribute to an accident that leads to a slipped disc or herniated disc injury. Here are a few examples:
- Car accidents: Speeding, ignoring traffic signs and signals, texting or talking on the phone while driving, and drunk driving are forms of negligence that can cause a car accident.
- Sudden impacts: Being caught under falling material, sporting injuries, and being struck in the back are possible causes of a sudden impact.
Our lawyer serving Marion can examine the details of your herniated disc and slipped disc injury, looking for evidence of negligence by an outside party.
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Our Lawyer Can Help You Recover Damages for Your Herniated Disc & Slipped Disc
Recovering from a back injury can be exhausting, leaving you with little energy for dealing with insurance companies and pursuing the compensation you deserve. Our attorneys serving Marion can help you seek damages for your herniated disc and slipped disc injury, allowing you to focus on your recovery. We can:
- Investigate your accident: We will investigate the circumstances that led to your back injury. We may collect evidence such as pictures of the scene, security or traffic camera footage, cell phone records, eyewitness statements, and toxicology reports.
- Estimate your losses: We will use your medical bills and records, expert medical testimony, and interviews with you, your family members, and your friends to estimate the total value of your related physical and emotional losses to your herniated disc and slipped disc injury.
- File an insurance claim for you: We will handle the process of collecting your medical bills, receipts, and other necessary documents, filing an insurance claim, and submitting supporting documents.
- Negotiate an out-of-court settlement: Settling out of court is often faster and easier than going through with a lawsuit. We can negotiate a settlement that provides you with fair compensation for your losses.
- File a lawsuit against the responsible party: We will pursue all avenues to get you the compensation you deserve. Our lawyer can file a lawsuit against the party responsible for your accident before the deadline in Ohio Revised Code Section 2305.10 and represent you in court.
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How Much Is a Herniated Disc & Slipped Disc Injury Worth?
Every case is different, but in general, more severe injuries are worth more than minor injuries. Herniated discs and slipped discs can require extensive medical treatment and keep you out of work. You may be able to recover damages for:
- Neurological examination: A neurologist will look for loss of sensation in your leg, assess your muscle strength, and check for leg pain that can indicate a herniated disc.
- Diagnostic imaging: Your doctor may order an MRI, CT scan, or CT myelogram to look at the herniated disc and slipped disc and determine which nerve it affects.
- Epidural steroid injection: A steroid injection into the affected area can relieve your symptoms while you heal.
- Physical therapy: Strengthening your back and abdominal muscles can relieve the strain on your back, improving your symptoms.
- Surgery: Patients who do not respond to rest, steroid injections, and physical therapy may require surgery to remove the herniated part of the intervertebral disc.
- Loss of income: You can seek damages for unpaid time out of work, including your lost tips, wages, and salary.
- Pain and suffering: You can seek compensation for your physical pain, emotional trauma, and reduced quality of life.
An Accident Can Cause Herniated Discs & Slipped Discs
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) describes intervertebral discs as pillow-like cushions found between each vertebra of the spinal column. Each disc consists of a tough outer layer filled with a jelly-like inner layer that absorbs shock in the spine. Herniated discs, which are also known as slipped discs, develop when the outer layer ruptures and some of the jelly-like inner layer spills out.
Herniated discs can occur through wear and tear associated with aging or because of an isolated incident. Sudden force on the back, which might come from a car accident or a fall, can cause a slipped disc or herniated disc.
Symptoms of a Herniated Disc and a Slipped Disc
When an intervertebral disc bulges and ruptures, it puts pressure on the spinal cord and nerve roots. In addition, it can irritate and inflame nearby nerves, which can cause lower back pain, which is the most common symptom of a slipped disc or a herniated disc. Some people will also experience:
- Numbness or tingling in the legs and/or feet
- Weakness in the legs/and or feet
- Sciatica, or a sharp pain that shoots from the buttock down the back of one leg
- Loss of bladder or bowel control
These symptoms can range from mild annoyance to serious disability. For some people, a slipped disc or herniated disc can be life-altering.
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A herniated or slipped disc can affect your physical health and your emotional well-being, but it doesn’t have to affect your financial security as well. Our herniated disc and slipped disc injury lawyer serving Marion can assist you in seeking damages from the party responsible for your injury.
Contact The Fitch Law Firm LLC today to set up your free consultation. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can start working on your case.
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