Have you or someone you know suffered from a herniated disc injury due to a traumatic event, such as a car accident? Herniated discs can cause severe pain and discomfort, and even long-term disability, greatly impacting your daily life.

At Held, Held & Held in Brooklyn, our team of experienced personal injury lawyers has helped numerous clients who have suffered similar injuries. We have a proven track record of success securing fair compensation for our clients and are committed to fighting for their rights.

We understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll a herniated disc injury can take on you and your loved ones. If you’ve suffered from this type of injury, contact us today for a free consultation to learn how we can help with your personal injury claim.

Common Causes of Herniated Discs

Herniated discs can be caused by a variety of factors. The most common causes are traumatic injuries, such as those sustained in car accidents or slip and falls, which can cause the disc to rupture or bulge.

Other causes may include:

  • Repetitive motions
  • Poor posture
  • Lifting heavy objects
  • Age-related wear and tear on the spine

In some cases, there may be no identifiable cause for a herniated disc. Understanding the cause of your injury is an important step in seeking the right treatment and pursuing compensation if necessary.

If you or a loved one has suffered a herniated disc due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, it is important to seek legal advice from a qualified personal injury lawyer. At Held, Held & Held, we have the knowledge and experience necessary to help you pursue justice and compensation for your injuries.

Steps to Take After a Herniated Disc Injury

If you have suffered a herniated disc, it is essential to take certain steps to protect your health and legal rights.

Here are some steps to consider:

  • Seek medical attention. It is important to seek medical attention immediately after an accident, even if you don’t feel immediate symptoms. Some back injuries may not show symptoms until several days after the incident, so you need a thorough medical examination to detect any potential injuries.
  • Document your injuries. Keep a record of your injuries, including photographs, medical records, and doctor’s notes. This documentation can help support your case in court or during negotiations with insurance companies.
  • Notify your insurance company. Notify your insurance company of the accident and your injuries as soon as possible. Be honest and accurate in your description of the incident and your injuries.
  • Contact a personal injury lawyer. A qualified personal injury lawyer can help protect your legal rights and ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries. They can guide you through the legal process, negotiate with insurance companies, and represent you in court if necessary.
  • Follow your doctor’s orders. Follow your doctor’s orders for treatment and recovery. Herniated disc injuries can be complex and may require physical therapy, medication, or other treatments to help manage pain and promote healing.

Symptoms of Herniated Discs

Herniated discs can cause various symptoms depending on their severity and location.

Some common symptoms include:

  • Pain
  • Numbness
  • Tingling in the affected area
  • Weakness in the muscles served by the affected nerves
  • Sciatica, characterized by pain that radiates down the leg (if the herniated disc is located in the lower back)
  • Pain, numbness, or weakness in the arm or hand (if the herniated disc is located in the neck)
  • Bowel or bladder dysfunction, in severe cases

If you have experienced any of these symptoms following an accident or traumatic event, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. A qualified personal injury lawyer can also help you pursue fair compensation for your injuries and related expenses.

Compensation for Herniated Disc Injuries

Compensation for herniated disc injuries can vary depending on the severity of the injury, the impact on the victim’s life, and other factors.

Here are some types of compensation that may be available for whiplash injuries:

  • Medical expenses — Compensation for medical expenses related to the injuries can include hospital bills, doctor’s fees, physical therapy, medication costs, and other expenses associated with your treatment and recovery.
  • Lost wages — If you have had to miss work due to your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages or diminished earning capacity.
  • Pain and suffering — Herniated disc injuries can cause significant pain and discomfort, which may entitle you to compensation for pain and suffering.
  • Emotional distress —  If you have experienced emotional distress or psychological trauma due to your injury, you may be able to recover compensation for emotional damages.
  • Property damage — If your vehicle or other property was damaged in the accident that caused your injury, you may be entitled to compensation for repairs or replacement.

How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help

A personal injury lawyer can provide valuable assistance if you have suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. They can help protect your legal rights, guide you through the legal process, and work to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries.

Specifically, a personal injury lawyer can investigate the circumstances of your injury, collect evidence to support your case, and negotiate with insurance companies and opposing counsel. They can also represent you in court if necessary and provide guidance and support throughout the entire legal process.

Overall, a personal injury lawyer is a valuable resource, and they can help you seek compensation for your herniated disc injuries.

Contact Held, Held & Held Today

Act quickly, and don’t hesitate to get legal assistance if you or someone you know has experienced a herniated disc or other injuries. Contact Held, Held & Held today for a no-cost consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers.

Our team of attorneys has the expertise and experience required to assist you in seeking justice and compensation for your injuries. We are committed to defending your rights and holding accountable the individuals or entities that caused your injury.

Don’t let your suffering go unnoticed. Contact us today at Held, Held & Held, and take the first step toward obtaining the justice and compensation you are entitled to.

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