A back or spinal cord injury can have life changing consequences. Personal injury and herniated disc injuries are often the result of a catastrophic car or truck accident, can be caused by an on-the-job injury, or result from a slip and fall.
Seeking compensation for these injuries can be complicated. At Flickinger, Sutterfield & Boulton in Provo, UT, we have the experience needed to obtain full and fair compensation for your injuries.
Symptoms of Herniated Disc Injuries
Not all injuries are readily apparent after an accident. In some cases, it takes a while for an injury to manifest.
Some common symptoms of a herniated disc are:
- Pain in the arms or legs: Herniated discs in the lower back are evidenced by leg pain. The pain may be a shooting pain the entire length of the leg and extending to the feet, or may be localized in the upper thigh. A herniated disc in the neck will result in pain in the upper arm and shoulder. In both cases it is critical to seek immediate medical attention and advise the treating doctor you have been in a recent accident.
- Sensations of numbness or tingling: This symptom is also associated with having suffered a herniated disc. These sensations can be an indicator of nerve damage, resulting from the herniation of the disc.
Victims also commonly report feelings of fatigue or weakness resulting in loss of balance or an inability to perform daily tasks. When these symptoms appear after an accident, there is a high probability the injury is related to the accident, and should be treated as soon as possible.
What to Do for Herniated Disc Injuries in Personal Injury Cases
If you have been in an accident and suffered a herniated disc, the negligent party is responsible for your recovery. This requires the victim to first establish liability for the accident, which can be accomplished by showing the at-fault party acted in a negligent or reckless manner.
Once liability has been firmly established, the next step is to prove the injuries suffered were the result of the accident. This may require the use of an expert medical witness, along with presenting medical records and diagnosis.
Victims are entitled to recover damages for:
- Medical costs
- Lost wages
- Physical therapy needs
- Loss of future earnings or earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
Seeking full and fair compensation is our job, and our approach is individualized to the facts of your case. We take an aggressive position so our clients may obtain the maximum recovery possible.
Help for Your Personal Injury and Herniated Disc Case
The legal team at Flickinger, Sutterfield & Boulton has the experience you need to make a legal demand for compensation after an accident. Contact us online or call our office at (801) 370-0505.