A herniated disc is just one injury that you may suffer as the result of a car accident in Cincinnati. It can leave you unable to work, result in significant medical expenses, and cause great pain. If your accident was caused by the negligence of another party, then you may be entitled to collect compensation for your accident-related losses. A Cincinnati herniated disc lawyer can help you pursue any damages that you deserve. They will file your insurance claim or lawsuit and guide your case to completion.
Call Bressman Law today at (614) 538-1116 for a free consultation about how we may help you or a loved one seek a favorable outcome after an accident.
Herniated Discs Explained
Before we explain the possible impact of a herniated disc on your life, the team at Bressman Law encourages you to seek medical attention if you have not done so already. By visiting a medical professional, you can take the first step toward promoting your health and wellbeing. Additionally, the results of your imaging scans can be used as evidence to support your case.
A herniated disc may be known by several different names, as MedlinePlus explains, including:
- A slipped disc
- A bulging disc
- A compressed disc
However you refer to your disc injury, the condition can be quite painful. The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) notes that discs sit between the vertebrae in your spine and provide cushioning for when your spinal column compresses. When the outer layer of a disc tears, the disc itself may press on nerves in your spinal canal, causing the pain that comes with a herniated disc.
The AANS notes that a herniated disc could be the result of an injury, such as one that you might suffer because of a car accident. Your herniated disc may cause a series of secondary consequences that harm you in a number of negative ways.
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The Secondary Consequences of a Herniated Disc
The Mayo Clinic notes several symptoms that may arise directly from a herniated disc.
Symptoms may include:
- Pain in your legs, specifically in your calves, buttocks, or thighs if the herniated disc is located in your lower back
- Pain in your shoulders or arms if the herniated disc is in your upper back or neck
- Pain when you make sudden or involuntary movements, such as sneezing
- Tingling or numbness in the affected areas
- Muscle weakness in the affected areas
Suffering one or more of these symptoms, especially if the symptoms are persistent, could have consequences beyond these direct effects.
The pain, numbness, and muscle weakness associated with a herniated disc may:
- Reduce your ability to move physically
- Prevent you from standing for any sustained period
- Prevent you from making certain movements
- Prevent you from working, thereby affecting your amount of earned income
- Cause you to require expensive medical care
Aside from the physical impact of a herniated disc, this injury can also negatively affect your mental health. You may be struggling with depression or anxiety as a result of your condition. Yet, while your pain and suffering may be significant, any party responsible for the accident that caused your herniated disc may be financially liable for your hardships.
A Cincinnati herniated disc lawyer will help you pursue compensation from any parties that contributed to your accident. Call Bressman Law today at (614) 538-1116 for additional details about how we can serve you or a loved one.
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Car Accidents May Result from Negligence
Car accidents do not simply occur for no reason. When two or more vehicles collide, questions of how and why the collision happened will inevitably arise. The answer to these questions could lead back to another motorist’s negligence.
Any motorist who does not operate their vehicle as a “reasonably prudent” person would in the same situation may violate their duty of care. When a motorist violates their duty of care, they could be guilty of negligence.
When you allow Bressman Law to handle your personal injury case, we will establish that the other driver breached their duty of care to you and you suffered damages.
While building your case, your lawyer will cite any behaviors that could make a motorist negligent, which may include:
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driving the wrong way
- Making dangerous turns
- Making improper lane changes
- Texting while driving
- Using social media while driving
- Making a phone call while driving
- Driving a vehicle that is not safe
- Failing to properly secure items inside or outside of the vehicle
The list of ways that a motorist may fail to drive safely could go on. Motor vehicles are heavy, have the potential to go fast, and require a motorist’s uncompromised attention at all times. If the driver responsible for causing your accident did anything that violated their legal duty of care, then they may owe you compensation to help cover your losses.
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A Lawyer Will Oversee Your Case
Hiring a lawyer may allow you to focus on recovering from a herniated disc while still taking legal action against the at-fault driver. A lawyer can handle all of the duties required to complete a lawsuit or insurance claim, and you may not have to pay anything upfront for their services.
A lawyer who works on a contingency-fee-basis does not ask that you pay them from your own finances. Instead, they will collect payment for their services out of any winnings that they secure for you. You only pay them their attorney’s fees if they win your case. At Bressman Law, our personal injury team renders services on a contingency-fee-basis as well.
Some of the duties that a lawyer may perform for you include:
- Filing your claim, lawsuit, and all other relevant paperwork
- Calculating how much compensation you are entitled to
- Speaking with witnesses and gathering evidence
- Hiring experts to assist with your case (such as accident reconstruction specialists)
- Negotiating a settlement
We encourage you to take swift legal action regarding your intentions because your case is subject to Ohio’s statute of limitations.
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To recover compensation, the team at Bressman Law will review your injury, accident, and all available forms of evidence. Our ultimate goal is to secure financial recovery for you and your family. Call Bressman Law today at (614) 538-1116 for a free consultation about hiring a Cincinnati herniated disc lawyer.