Herniated Disc Injury Lawyers
Herniated Disc Injury Lawyers
At Mesadieu Law Firm, our team of experienced lawyers specializes in helping people who’ve had herniated disc or spinal injuries from car accidents in New York. These injuries can really affect your life, causing pain, disability, and a lot of medical bills.
Our attorneys are here to work hard and make sure you get the money you should for your herniated disc injury. If the insurance company is saying no to your claim or they’ve stopped your benefits, we’ve got your back. We’ve got a history of winning cases and a tough approach with insurance companies, so you can be confident that we’ll fight for what’s right and get you the results you need.
Give us a call today at 844-3-RIGHT-BY-YOU (844) 374-4482 or reach out through our website to set up a free talk with one of our spinal injury lawyers. We’re here to help you get the compensation and fairness you deserve.
Understanding Herniated Discs, Ruptured Discs, and Bulging Discs in Personal Injury Cases
Common Types of Herniated Discs
When you’re in a car accident, it can lead to a herniated disc anywhere in your spine. The force of the crash and the type of collision play a role. For instance, a rear-end collision might hurt your lower back, while a front-end collision could affect your neck.
Herniated Disc in the Lower Back:
- Can cause pain and a condition called sciatica.
- Sciatica results from pressure on the spine’s nerves, causing burning, tingling, and numbness from the buttocks to the feet, feeling like an “electric shock.”
Herniated Disc in the Neck:
- Can cause pain in the neck or between the shoulder blades.
- May lead to pain, tingling, and numbness radiating into the arms, hands, and fingers, especially during activity or neck movement.
Understanding Herniated, Ruptured, and Bulging Discs
In a car accident, traumatic injuries can result in herniated or bulging discs. The spine has vertebrae connected by discs that act as cushions. Each disc has a tough outer layer (annulus fibrosus) and a gel-like center (nucleus pulposus). An accident can make the disc lose water, reducing its ability to cushion properly. This can lead to a herniated, bulging, or ruptured disc, putting pressure on spinal nerves and causing pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in the legs.
How a Car Accident Can Cause Herniated Discs
Car accidents can cause herniated discs at any spine level. The crash type and force contribute to the injury. For example, a rear-end collision may cause a herniated disc in the lower back, while a front-end collision might affect the neck.
Immediate and Gradual Effects:
- Immediate herniation or a gradual disc deterioration process.
- Over time, the disc can lose its ability to cushion, leading to herniation pressing on the spinal cord and nerves, causing pain.
“Pre-Existing” Conditions and Insurance Challenges
Insurance companies may claim pre-existing conditions to avoid paying benefits. Even if you had some degeneration before, the crash might have aggravated it, making symptoms appear. An experienced lawyer can help prove the crash worsened pre-existing conditions, making the insurance company responsible for benefits.
Herniated Discs and Car Accidents: Minor Damage, Major Injuries
Even with minor vehicle damage, car accidents can cause herniated discs. The force of the crash matters more than visible damage. Insurance companies might argue against injury based on minimal vehicle damage, but a skilled lawyer can counter this defense.
Compensation Options for Herniated Disc Injuries
In New York, those with spinal disc injuries from car accidents can get No-Fault benefits and recover damages for pain and suffering. If injured while working, worker’s compensation benefits may apply. Mesadieu Law Firm’s experienced lawyers can guide you in filing claims and ensure you receive entitled compensation.
Top Attorneys for Your Herniated Disc Injury Case
Every case is unique, and Mesadieu Law Firm’s personal injury attorneys are ready to fight aggressively for maximum compensation. Contact us 24/7 at 844-3-RIGHT-BY-YOU (844) 374-4482 or email us for a free case evaluation.