Have You Suffered A Slipped Disc?
Anyone who has suffered a slipped disc, also called a herniated disc, knows how painful and debilitating it can be. Like all injuries, the impact that a herniated disc can have on an individual can range from mild to severe. A herniated disc may require a few days off work and physical therapy, or it may require surgery, months of rehabilitative therapy, and the inability to perform the duties of one’s job. The degree to which you are impacted by the injury and the permanence of the injury will determine the amount of damages that you are entitled to receive. In this article we will review generally legal options for those who have suffered a herniated disc or back injury. The information in this article is intended to be general. However, it’s important to understand that no two cases are the same, and attempting to compare them can result in misleading expectations. The best way to get an accurate idea of whether you have a claim and what it might be worth if taken to court, is to speak directly to an experienced personal injury lawyer who can review the facts and circumstances of your specific case. If you would like to talk to one of the experienced Alpharetta personal injury lawyers at Hawkins Spizman Trial Attorneys, you are encouraged to contact our law firm to schedule a free consultation.
Causes of Herniated Discs
In order to recover damages for a herniated disc, someone or something else must have caused your injury. In other words, someone else must have been negligent or reckless, and their recklessness or negligence must have directly caused or resulted in the harm that you suffered. There are a number of causes of herniated discs. The most common include car accidents, slip and fall accidents, and workplace injuries. You can consult with a lawyer to determine what parties may be liable for your damages.
Damages for a Herniated Disc
A personal injury lawsuit functions to restore a person to the financial position they would have been in had their injury never occurred. This means that you must have incurred financial harm as a result of your injury. These are known as your damages. In a personal injury lawsuit for a herniated disc, you should be able to recover for all costs related to the injury. This includes all medical bills and costs incurred as a result of the injury, and all anticipated future expenses. If you were unable to work for a period of time due to your injury or if you are now unable to work due to your herniated disc, you could also recover for lost income or lost earning potential. In some cases, compensation for pain and suffering may also available. Depending on the circumstances of your case, punitive damages may be available as well.
Consult with an Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney
Serving Atlanta, Dunwoody, Alpharetta, Cobb County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County, Johns Creek, Sandy Springs, and the greater Georgia area, Hawkins Spizman Trial Attorneys are ready to fight to get you the compensation that you are entitled to. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.