Auto Accidents and Disk Injury Compensation
It is unfortunately common for individuals who have been involved in Florida car accidents to experience neck pain and back injuries as a result of the collision. While some of these injuries are strains and sprains, others are disk injuries. For some, disk injuries can heal in a few weeks with rest and care, but other car accident victims find themselves facing multiple surgeries and severe pain.
When you are recovering from a disk injury, it is important to focus on healing and obtaining high quality medical care. Connect with a Miami car accident lawyer so you can have a legal professional working to secure a full and fair compensation package while you spend time healing.
Pain and Nerve Damage are Possible
Each person’s spine is composed of 20 distinct bones called vertebrae. In order for a person’s spine to be able to bend and move in a healthy fashion, there are disks between the vertebrae to provide a cushion between the individual bones. When these cushioning disks are injured, it may be referred to as a ruptured disk or a herniated disk by your healthcare professional.
While disk injures are possible wherever they are, disk injuries are most common in the lower back area. As a result, car accident victims who experience a disk injury may have leg and back pain. If the disk damage is in a higher area, neck pain is possible as well. Victims report the pain worsens during movement or when an individual sneezes or coughs.
- Ongoing pain. Lower back disk damage can result in pain in the buttocks, feet, and legs. Neck disk damage could prompt arm and shoulder pain.
- Nerve damage. Victims who experience numbness or tingling may have nerve damage along with the disk injury.
- If a person stumbles when they walk or is unable to grasp objects, the weakness could be attributed to a spinal injury and nerve damage.
Every car accident injury, whether it is in the neck, back, spine or other area needs to be addressed by a healthcare professional in order for an appropriate treatment plan to be put into place. Then, with medical documentation, a personal injury claim or lawsuit could pay your medical expenses.
Financial Compensation is Possible
Whatever your situation, talk to a Miami car accident lawyer about your damage recovery options. If you had to miss work to recover from your slipped disk, wage loss could be part of your claim. And if surgery was needed, the claim could include your extensive healthcare expenses.
Insurance companies may offer you a compensation amount that is lower than what you need. When you have a legal advocate on your side, a higher settlement may be possible.
Are you in the process of recovering from a slipped disk or a ruptured disk that is painful and long lasting? Talk to the Miami personal injury attorneys at Spencer Morgan Law. Accident cases can be complex, a knowledgeable attorney is needed to navigate the complicated negotiations with insurance companies and legal professionals. Contact us today at 305-423-3800 to schedule your free consultation.