Pursuing A Disc Injury Claim
Pennsylvania car accidents can result in a wide range of physical damage, one of these is a herniated disc injury. When people think of harm to an individual’s back, they often think of sprains, strains, or fractures. But herniated discs can be painful and have long lasting impacts for car crash victims.
If you or someone you care about suffered a herniated disc in a New Jersey or Pennsylvania car crash, a skilled Bucks County car accident lawyer can help you understand the level of financial compensation that may be available.
Indicators of a Herniated Disc
A person’s spine is composed of 24 individual bones, these bones are called vertebrae. Some are cushioned by a substance that is jellylike, allowing the spine to bend and move. When there is damage to these discs between the vertebrae, it could result in harm that is diagnosed as a slipped, ruptured, or herniated disc.
It is possible to do disc damage to any part of the spine where discs are present, but herniated discs are more likely in the lower spine. When there is harm to the lumbar spine, there could be pain in your back and legs. That said, there are car accident victims who suffer from herniated discs in their necks.
- Pain in extremities. When you suffer a herniated disc in your lower back, there may be pain in your feet, calves, thighs, and buttocks. If the injury is in your neck, pain in your arm and shoulder is possible. Some describe the pain as burning or sharp and moving when the body moves or the person coughs or sneezes.
- Experiencing tingling and numbness. When a disc injury affects nearby nerves, radiating feelings of numbness are possible.
- Feeling weak. Because nerve damage can lead to weakness, herniated discs could lead victims to stumbling or feel generally weak.
Seeing a medical professional is essential. Anyone experiencing traveling pain, shooting pain, numbness, tingling, or general weakness needs to have their health assessed as soon as possible.
Treatment and Damage Recovery
For some, a herniated disc will heal without intervention, they are able to heal over a few weeks with rest and care. But other car accident victims suffer over long periods of time and require medication, therapy, or surgery.
If you were injured because of another’s negligence, financial compensation may be possible. A Bucks County car accident lawyer knows how to obtain a settlement that is fair, they will not allow an insurance company to convince you a small settlement amount is all that is possible when a much larger sum could be secured. A seasoned attorney can advocate for your best interests, working to secure compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and more.
Were you diagnosed with a herniated disc following a car accident? Contact a member of the legal team at Kardos, Rickles & Hand. Our attorneys know how to secure the maximum settlement amount possible. Accidents happen every day. When they happen to you, it is essential you have a lawyer fighting for your rights. Reach out today, call 215-968-6602.