Herniated Disc Settlements in Personal Injury Cases

When an individual sustains an injury due to the negligence of another person, a personal injury claim can be brought against the responsible person. The goal is to find those legally responsible for causing the injury and hold them accountable for any damages resulting from those injuries.

A bulging or herniated disc can occur due to any spontaneous traumatic force. Incidents that frequently lead to an individual suffering a bulging or herniated disc include automobile accidents, slip and falls, construction accidents, work injuries, and mishaps while participating in sports. When it comes to personal injury cases, herniated disc injuries are common. Sufferers often cite pain and suffering due to the inflamed area. In cases where the victim had prior disc problems, the crash can worsen the situation.

To determine how much a settlement would be for a bulging disc, a dollar amount must be placed on all the consequences resulting from the accident. These consequences may include pain and suffering, physical limitations, medical bills and lost wages, etc.

The Causes of a Bulging Disc

The material between the vertebrae is perfect for ensuring our spine is flexible. If there is inflammation in the disc, it can extend beyond the vertebral frame. This problem most often occurs in the lower back, but a bulging disc can happen anywhere along the back or neck. If it bulges far enough, it can interrupt nerves and cause pain. Without treatment, there is often a chance the disc will herniate. A herniated disc is when the tissue completely separates from its place. Often, doctors will recommend more invasive treatment than those for bulging discs. Some may believe a settlement for herniated disc should exceed those for bulging discs. But this is not always true. It depends upon the severity and long-term prognosis.

If There is a Pre-Existing Condition

One of the most confusing parts of having a bulging disc is that many sufferers don’t know they have one. It may not always cause pain. Until it gets worse. It’s common for an auto accident to make it worse. The presence of a bulging disc before the crash is sometimes the insurer’s argument.

A bulging disc settlement from car accident is never a guarantee. Many insurance companies will often settle rather than go to court. But choosing to work with one of the experienced personal injury attorneys at Suarez & Montero can make the difference when it comes to getting you the compensation you deserve! Let one of our attorneys review the circumstances of your case and discuss your legal options. Our attorneys are ready to provide proven legal representation in pursuing your claim and stand ready to protect your rights.

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Jaime Suarez

An experienced legal personal injury defense professional in Miami, who is dedicated to helping accident victims with personal injury cases involving automobile accidents, brain and spinal cord injuries, slip and fall accidents, prescription errors, wrongful death, and accidents at work.