Getting Legal Help with Herniated Disc Injuries in New York
A rear-end collision or other type of vehicle crash in New York City can
create a forceful impact on your body. Despite a considerable jolt, you
may not initially foresee spending years dealing with herniated disc injuries.
Herniated discs are
back and spinal injuries that sometimes result in permanent disability.
At Rubenstein & Rynecki, our attorneys can protect your rights to recover
compensation and argue under New York no-fault laws that your injury is
serious. When injury meets the statute threshold of “serious,”
it allows you to sue a negligent party and recover compensation.
What Are Herniated Discs?
Discs consist of a ring of cartilage and a jelly-like middle. They act
as cushions or shock absorbers between the vertebrae. When a disc is herniated,
it bulges between the vertebrae. It may rupture and lose fluid as well.
When the injury compresses the nerve root close to the disc, it can generate
extreme pain. Symptoms vary greatly depending on the disc location and
extent of injury. Symptoms often include:
- Pain in the buttock, down the leg to the ankle
- Pain near the lowest ribs and front thigh
- Pain in the shoulders, arms or chest
- Numbness in the same areas
- Weakness in the same areas
- Deep muscle pain
- Muscle spasms
However, when nerves are not affected by the injury, you may feel no symptoms at all.
Common Causes of Herniated Discs
Any type of traffic accident can create an impact that results in herniated discs ”
auto accidents, a
truck accident, a
motorcycle accident or a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. Injuries can also occur as a result
of a slip and fall on someone else’s property or a work injury.
Treatment for herniated discs can range from physical therapy, pain medication
and epidurals to surgery. Medications attempt to reduce swelling, relax
muscle spasms and provide pain relief. Physical therapy can teach you
how to move to avoid further pain or injury. Various types of surgery
are available in some cases. Surgeons can perform various types of operations,
such as removing part of the damaged disc, removing the disc and inserting
an artificial disc or performing fusion, where the surgeon removes the
disc and fuses two vertebrae together.
Medical bills often run high and your ability to work can be limited. Get
legal help with your herniated disc injury so you can afford quality treatment.
Put Your Case in the Hands of Experienced New York City Attorneys
Rubenstein & Rynecki and its previous firms have represented clients
with injuries since 1972. It costs you nothing to discuss your accident
with us and we may be able to help.
No recovery, no fee.
Contact us today for a free consultation.