A herniated disk injury can prove to be very serious. This injury can lead to paralysis, chronic pain, disability, and even permanent disability. It is right to seek compensation if you have suffered a herniated disk in a Florida car accident due to another driver’s negligence or wrongful action. The cost of treating a herniated disk can be high. You also deserve compensation for the pain and suffering that you have endured as a result of your injury. An experienced lawyer can help you get the compensation you are entitled to.
How much can an attorney help you after a car accident that caused a herniated disk? A herniated disc settlement in Florida is not common. Because every case is unique, the amount you receive will depend on many factors and the facts surrounding your case.
We will explain what a herniated disk is, and the factors that could affect your recovery after a Florida car accident.
What Is A Herniated Disc Injury?
All Care Clinic states that a herniated disk is an issue with the disc between the vertebrae. A herniated disk is when one of the discs slips or pushes out from between the bone and your spine. A herniated disk can also be caused by the disc’s center slipping through its rubber-like cover. This injury is most common in the lower back. However, it can also happen in the neck.
A herniated disc can be characterized by the following symptoms:
- Pain in the back
- Neck pain
- Tingling or numbing
- Probleme with straightening or bending your back
According to Mayo Clinic symptoms of a herniated disk depend on the location and pressure on a nerve.
Factors That Can Affect Your Settlement Value
The amount of herniated disc settlement depends on many factors. These factors include, but are not limited to:
- How long-term have you suffered?
- If applicable, your pre-existing conditions
- Your age
- Your prognosis for a herniated disc
- Your medical bills
- How much physical and emotional pain you have endured.
- There are still many years to go before you can retire. This might not apply if the herniated disc has a permanent nature.
- Who was responsible for your accident/injury?
- You may have been partially responsible for the accident/injury
- It doesn’t matter if your accident was caused by ordinary negligence or gross negligence
- Financial resources of the at-fault party
Your doctor may believe that your herniated disk injury will be permanent. This means it will prevent you from living the same life as before your accident. You should seek a large amount of payment in such cases.
This post was written by Kelly-Ann Jenkins of Jenkins Law P.L. Kelly-Ann is an Pinellas Park injury lawyer. The information on this site is not intended to and does not offer legal advice, legal recommendations or legal representation on any matter. Hiring an attorney is an important decision, which should not be based on advertising. You need to consult an attorney for legal advice regarding your individual situation.
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