If you suffered a herniated disc in a car accident, you might be entitled to compensation. A Worthington herniated disc lawyer from Bressman Law can help you pursue civil action for your damages.
The discs that provide cushioning between the individual bones of your spinal cord provide an important service. When damaged in a car accident, the resulting injury can be painful and seriously impact your quality of life.
If the reckless actions of another driver are the cause of your herniated disc injury, let us handle the details of your legal case. Bressman Law wants to represent you and help you start your journey toward financial recovery. Call us now for a free case evaluation at (877) 707-1385.
A Herniated Disc Injury Can Limit Movement and Other Bodily Functions
Mayo Clinic describes herniated discs as rubbery cushions between the individual vertebrae bones in your spine. According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, herniated discs—also called bulged, ruptured, or slipped discs—are typically diagnosed by an emergency room doctor from an X-ray, a CT scan, or an MRI test.
A herniated disc injury can affect your health in the following ways:
- You have difficulty walking or standing
- You develop neurological problems, such as leg weakness
- You lose normal bowel or bladder function
While rare, spinal surgery is often necessary to help ease pain and improve a patient’s quality of life. The pain associated with a herniated disc may prevent you from returning to the same career you had before the accident.
Damage to your spinal discs may require a long recovery period or result in a permanent disability. If your injury was the result of another driver’s careless actions, a Worthington herniated disc lawyer can help you pursue compensation for your damages. Call Bressman Law now for a free case evaluation at (877) 707-1385.
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Certain Driving Behaviors Can Lead to Car Accidents
Defensive driving cannot always prevent you from getting into a car accident. If another driver is being negligent or reckless, you may not be able to avoid the consequences of their driving behavior. The following driving behaviors can cause a car accident:
- Aggressive driving: Aggressive driving can involve speeding, tailgating, and weaving in between lanes.
- Drunk driving: Driving at or above the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of .08 percent is against the law and puts others at risk of injury.
- Distracted driving: Distracted driving can involve taking your eyes off the road, mind off driving, or hands off the wheel.
- Driving while drowsy: Drifting to sleep behind the wheel is dangerous. If you are feeling fatigued, you should pull over.
If the driver who caused your herniated disc injury engaged in a dangerous activity behind the wheel, their negligence might make them liable for your harm.
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We Can Help You Recover Damages for Your Herniated Disc Injury
At Bressman Law, we work hard to secure the best settlement possible for our clients. While many personal injury cases settle out of court, we can also represent you at trial if needed.
The types of damages typically included in a personal injury case include:
- Medical costs, e.g., costs for emergency room care, hospital stays, and doctor’s appointments
- Ongoing medical costs, e.g., costs for physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Lost wages due to missing work to recover from your injury
- Diminished earning capacity if your herniated disc injury prevents you from being able to perform the same work tasks as you did before the accident
- Pain and suffering
Gathering Evidence for Your Case
If someone was a witness to your car accident, you may want to ask for their contact information to use their testimony as part of your evidence. Even if there were no apparent witnesses on the road at the time of the accident, there might still be witnesses located in residential or business establishments nearby. Our legal team can help investigate the scene of the accident to determine how we can build your case.
Other types of evidence that might be useful for your case include:
- The official police report for the accident
- Accident scene photos and/or video
- Surveillance footage that captured the accident from places nearby
- Dashcam recordings
You can also help your case by not speaking with insurance company representatives. There is no obligation for you to do so. Their efforts to contact you may include their desire to:
- Settle your case quickly for less than you are entitled to receive
- Blame you for the accident
Do not let them pressure you into speaking with them. Instead, hire Bressman Law and let us handle communications with the insurance companies.
Get Legal Help From Bressman Law Today
If another driver failed to use care behind the wheel and caused your herniated disc injury, you may have legal options to pursue compensation for your damages. Filing a civil lawsuit requires quick action on your part. According to the Ohio Revised Code Section 2305.10, the statute of limitations generally gives claimants two years to file a personal injury lawsuit.
A Worthington herniated disc lawyer from Bressman Law can help you file your personal injury claim or lawsuit. Many people find our legal team supportive and helpful. We take great satisfaction in helping accident victims pursue compensation to recover their losses, and we are willing to do what it takes to support your case. Let us help you fight for the compensation you need. We offer legal guidance and support throughout the claims process, and we are willing to take your case to court if necessary.
Our lawyers at Bressman Law also work on a contingency fee basis, which can help accident victims who may not be able to afford legal services. By this method, you do not owe any attorney’s fees unless we win your case, and our fee will be taken out of your award.
You do not have to go through this legal battle alone. To learn more about how we can help you, call us now for a free case evaluation at (877) 707-1385.