Herniated Disc and Pinched Nerve – St. Louis Car Accident Lawyer
Car accidents and truck accidents can lead to a herniated disc or other disc injury, as well as nerve damage.
The back trauma sustained in a car accident will often cause a herniated disc injury. Symptoms of these types of back injuries may not show up for days, and the MRI needed to detect them is not commonly ordered by emergency room physicians. Our law firm has dealt with many cases involving car accident victims with slipped or herniated discs. We can assist you in seeking compensation for your blown disc from the negligent driver who caused your car accident.
Pinched Nerve From a Car Accident
Car accidents and truck accidents can lead to a herniated disc or other disc injury, as well as nerve damage. The disc injury and nerve injury can be related, such as when a slipped or herniated disc causes a pinched nerve, nerve impingement, radiculopathy, or chronic pain.
In most instances you will feel when the disc ruptures as a popping sensation in your spinal column or neck. For some the pain will be immediate and sharp, while for others the pain may not present itself for days. If you think you have popped a disc in a car accident, insist on a spinal MRI. This is the best diagnostic tool for the condition. If you leave the hospital without the diagnosis and return a few days later with back pain, the defense attorney for the negligent driver may try arguing that you injured your disc in another way, not in the car accident.
A herniated or ruptured disc will cause pain in the back, legs, arms, and buttocks depending on where the nerve is that is pinching. It could feel numb or it may be a sharp pain that is radiating all the way to your feet. If this type of injury is not treated quickly, you may be left in chronic pain.
This chronic pain could interfere in your ability to work or enjoy hobbies that you normally participated in. The experienced car accident attorneys in our firm will assist you in being compensated for that chronic pain as well as any other damages your incurred as a result of the negligent driver.
Treatment for a herniated disc is often expensive and could include therapy or back surgery. A back surgeon can remove a herniated disc to relieve the pressure it is putting on the spinal cord. This is a risky and costly procedure used to try and alleviate the pain associated with a bulging disc.
Experienced Herniated Disc and Nerve Damage Lawyer
At The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C., attorney Chris Hoffmann has over 15 years of experience handling car accident claims, including those involving herniated disc injury and pinched nerve damage. His aggressive approach to handling claims and willingness to go trial are known to many insurance companies, and we believe this leads to much better initial settlement offers from those companies.
To discuss your herniated disc or pinched nerve injury claim from a car or truck accident contact The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. today.
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