If you suffered a herniated disc or another type of back injury in a California car accident that someone else caused, you deserve justice. You could be entitled to recover compensation for your medical treatment, lost income, pain and suffering, and emotional trauma.
It’s natural to wonder how much of a settlement to expect for a herniated disc injury. The best way to get an accurate answer is to speak to an experienced California car accident lawyer.
At the Saeedian Law Group, our attorneys understand what you’re going through. We know you need a compassionate advocate on your side, fighting to get you the compensation you deserve. We will do everything in our power to get the best possible outcome in your case.
What Is a Herniated Disc Injury?
The nature of motor vehicle collisions makes neck and back injuries unfortunately common, especially in the case of rear-end collisions. Spinal disc herniation, also known as a herniated disc injury, is one of the most common types of car accident-related back injuries.
Discs are round, rubbery cushions that separate spinal vertebrae. Each disc is filled with a gelatinous substance contained within a rubbery exterior shell.
Injuries can cause discs to become partially displaced from between vertebrae or cause them to become pinched by a misaligned vertebra. If the disc’s exterior shell ruptures and some of the jelly-like substance leaks out, the disc is considered to be herniated.
Herniated Disc Symptoms and Treatment
Some victims of these injuries do not experience any significant symptoms. However, when the disc comes close or directly into contact with a nerve, the pain can be debilitating. Other symptoms include numbness, tingling, and weakness in the immediate area and/or in the arms or legs, depending on the location of the herniation.
For many herniated disc sufferers, the pain can be truly debilitating. Over time, nearby muscles can grow weak. This can lead to problems walking, lifting the arms, and grasping and carrying objects with the hands.
Left untreated, victims can become effectively disabled or experience even more serious complications, including a loss of bladder or bowel control and paralysis.
Treatment depends on the specific issues you’re experiencing. It could include physical therapy, pain medication, or invasive spine surgery.
What Is the Average Settlement for Herniated Disc Car Accidents?
Unfortunately, it’s not really possible to identify any average settlement for herniated disc injuries. Your injuries are as unique as you are, and for that reason, you deserve to know specifically what your claim might be worth.
Beware of any online herniated disc injury settlement calculators. Without having every detail of your claim, no one can give you an accurate estimate of your claim’s potential value. Automated car accident settlement calculators simply cannot substitute for the expertise of a knowledgeable and experienced car accident attorney.
How Is Your Herniated Disc Settlement Amount Calculated?
To determine the value of your claim, an attorney considers multiple factors. First, your attorney will consider the value of the following items as they relate to your claim.
- Current and future medical treatment costs,
- Current and future lost wages and benefits,
- Pain and suffering, and
- Emotional trauma.
Beyond these damages, your attorney will also consider how your injuries will affect your life in the future. For example, if you won’t be able to go back to your prior job duties, you could be entitled to compensation for diminished earning capacity. If you can no longer enjoy sports or other activities you previously participated in, you could pursue compensation for diminished quality of life.
Another factor that can increase the value of your claim is the treatment your injuries will require. If you require surgery or painful spine injections, it can increase the value of your pain and suffering.
To support your claim, your attorney will use medical records, opinions from subject matter experts, accident reconstructions, photographs of the accident scene, police reports, and any other evidence that might be necessary to build a persuasive case.
How Can You Get the Maximum Herniated Disc Car Accident Compensation?
To get the maximum possible compensation for your back injury, trust one of our experienced attorneys to handle your case. We have a variety of resources to help investigate and document your claim. We identify all of your damages and carefully document them to maximize your claim value.
We provide highly personalized legal representation with a results-driven approach. Ours is a small, boutique law firm, allowing us to provide one-on-one interaction and highly proactive communication.
In most cases, we can negotiate a settlement with the insurance company. However, our experienced litigators never hesitate to file a lawsuit and fight for you in court. We do whatever it takes to get you the justice and compensation you deserve.
We know that the insurance company doesn’t want to pay you the full value of your claim, but we are prepared to fight tirelessly to get you the best possible outcome. We offer a free consultation, and you never owe any legal fees until we recover compensation in your case.
Talk to a California Car Accident Lawyer Now
Any type of car accident injury can be frightening and upsetting. However, back injuries can feel truly overwhelming. Between the physical pain and emotional trauma, you might have no idea where to turn. The good news is that the Saeedian Law Group is here to help.
Our experienced lawyers are dedicated to helping you get the best possible outcome in your case. We have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and awards for our clients. We push to get the fastest possible resolution for your claim. However, we never compromise in our quest to get you every possible dollar.
Call 310-288-3000 now or contact us online to schedule a free consultation and case analysis. We have five convenient office locations in southern California. However, we can come to your location or even conduct your consultation via phone or video conference. Contact us now to discuss your potential herniated disc in-neck car accident settlement.