If you or a family member suffered herniated disc in an accident in New Jersey, you need an experienced New Jersey injury lawyer to handle your claim and make sure you are fairly compensated. At My NJ Injury Lawyer Howard P. Lesnik, Esq., I fight to ensure my clients receive the benefits they are entitled to.
Some attorneys may guess and say they can tell how much a case is worth right after an accident. An experienced personal injury attorney will know the value of a case is difficult to evaluate until after you have completed your treatment. Asking an attorney how much your case is worth before you finish treating is like asking a doctor what’s wrong with your neck before seeing your MRI images. A thorough lawyer will want to know the details of the accident, complete an investigation into what happened, and review all the medical records before predicting the value of a case.
There is no scientific formula to figure out how much a herniated disc case is worth. There are many important factors that determine the value of herniated disc cases in New Jersey. Here are some of the important factors that determine the value of a herniated disc case.
Was Your Condition Pre-Existing?
Was the herniated disc caused from degenerative changes (wear and tear) or was it caused from the trauma in an accident? An experienced personal injury attorney will have a doctor write an expert report if your herniated disc is related to the accident.
Did You Have Bulging Discs or Herniated Discs?
Discs are like cushions in your spine. A bulging disc is when the outer wall weakens. A herniated disc is when the disc ruptures and the inner-gel leaks out. This is similar to jelly oozing out of a donut. Did the bulging disc or herniated disc press on the nerve of the spinal cord? Is there pain or numbness that travels to your arms or legs?
What Type of Medical Treatment Did You Need?
Did you treat conservatively with a chiropractor and physical therapists? Did you treat with a pain management doctor? Did you have epidural injections in your neck or your back? Did your herniated disc require surgery?
Is Your Back Injury Temporary or Permanent?
Both bulges and herniated discs are permanent injuries that will never go back to the way they were before the accident.
Are There Unpaid Medical Bills?
You need to include out of pocket expenses and medical bills in your claim. This value cannot be calculated until you are done treating. If you settled your claim before you finished treating, you would not be compensated for any additional bills incurred after the settlement.
Who is at Fault for Your Accident?
Is there clear liability for the party that caused the accident is at fault? There must be evidence that the other party was negligent or did not act like a reasonable person would under the circumstances.
Common Neck, Back and Spine Injuries:
- Herniated Discs
- Bulging Discs
- Protruding Discs
- Ruptured Discs
- Spinal Fractures
- Disc Impingement
If you or a loved one suffered a herniated disc in an accident, you should contact an attorney familiar with handling these claims. Many lawyers will tell you how much your claim is worth without evaluating all the factors in your case. These lawyers are only interested in telling you what you want to hear so they can represent you. Make sure your attorney is not only driven by money. Your attorney must be experienced in NJ personal injury claims and be familiar with all variables in your case before discussing who much your case can be worth.
My NJ Injury Lawyer Howard P. Lesnik, Esq. offers free strategy sessions to address any issue or questions you may have about your herniated disc injury, treatment, medical bills or your accident claim.
Please contact NJ Injury Lawyer Howard Lesnik, Esq., immediately if you were involved in an accident or suffered a spine, back or neck injury. I personally handle NJ personal injury cases on a regular basis. Please contact me now by email, by phoning 908.264.7701, or by completing the form to the right to schedule your complimentary 30-minute strategy session.