One of the more annoying and harmful injuries you can get from an accident is a herniated disc. This injury can prevent you from working and cause excruciating pain. You might need expensive surgery to repair the problem, and even that might not make the pain go away completely.
Nevertheless, it’s an injury that needs care and that costs money. If someone else gave you a herniated disc, you need a lawyer who can help you get compensation to pay for your medical care. Zanes Law has Tucson herniated disc attorneys with experience in these claims.
What Is a Herniated Disc?
In between each of your vertebrae is a rubbery cushion. These are spinal discs. They have a harder rubbery surface and a soft jelly interior. When the surface breaks and pushes out the jelly center, this is called a herniated disc.
They’re most often found in the lower back and can cause symptoms like back pain, arm and leg pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness. Sometimes, a disc can herniate without causing these symptoms, but it must be repaired before the problem worsens.
Many people will get herniated discs as they get older and the discs degenerate. However, a traumatic fall or a blow to the back can cause the discs to rupture. Repetitive work activities that move the spine or require long periods of driving can cause it as well.
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How Do I Win a Herniated Disc Case?
To win a herniated disc case, you have to prove four things to the insurance company or the court. First, there must be someone responsible for your accident. It could be a person, a company, or an insurer that covers these.
Then, we have to prove they did something negligent that put you at risk of injury. Crashing into your vehicle is one way. Another could be providing inadequate PPE to protect your back. The third thing to prove is that the negligent act caused your injury.
Once those are proven, the last thing is to show you were damaged, whether that’s economically, like with doctor’s bills or lost wages, or through non-economic damages like pain and suffering.
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How Much Compensation Could I Get for a Herniated Disc?
Every case is unique, but we can make an estimate based on previous cases and the evidence we have during your consultation. To get the true value of your case, we will need to do an investigation. Some of the many things you could get compensation for include:
- Medical bills
- Physical therapy
- Travel to specialists
- Renovations to accommodate your injury
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
These are some of the most common damages we see in herniated disc cases, but there could be others. Until we can do a full investigation, it’s impossible to say exactly how much you could receive from your case.
How does a Herniated Disc Lawyer Help Me?
Our job as your Tucson herniated disc lawyers is to help you make your insurance claim and get you the most money for it. We keep the insurance companies from reducing or denying your claim and negotiate a fair deal on your behalf. We do this through things like:
- Gathering evidence and documentation about your claim
- Speaking with you and other witnesses about what happened
- Finding out who are the best parties to approach
- Negotiating a fair settlement based on the evidence
- Advising you on ways to preserve or increase your settlement
- Advocating for you in court, if your case goes that far
- Handle getting the settlement money from the other party
- Keeping you informed of the laws and the progress of your case
To do these things while you’re dealing with an injured back is no picnic, and insurance companies have had decades to come up with ways to reduce their liability. Don’t let them get away with it. Hire a lawyer to handle your case now.
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Speak With a Herniated Disc Lawyer at Zanes Law
To get started with one of our herniated disc lawyers in Tucson, call Zanes Law to schedule a free consultation. You can also email us through our contact page. During the consultation, we’ll ask you what happened and determine if you have a case.
If we feel you have one and can help you, we will discuss the details of hiring us to work on your case. Your consultation is completely confidential and without obligation. Let us make the case to you why we’re the personal injury firm to trust in Tucson.