In a serious car accident, it is not uncommon for an individual to incur a herniated disc injury, along with other serious car-accident related injuries. It is important to know that Florida law dictates if you are involved in a car accident, you must seek medical attention within 14 days for injuries received in the accident. Not only should you seek immediate medical assessment in order to determine if you have suffered any auto-accident injuries, consulting with an Aventura Car Accident Lawyer will apprise you of your legal rights concerning insurance claims, as well as who is responsible for any medical treatment you, and/or your loved ones may need.
A herniated disc is sometimes called a ruptured or slipped disc, and inevitably causes debilitating pain. If left untreated, a herniated disc can also result in permanent nerve damage.
Herniated Disc Injury Symptoms
The most common symptoms of a herniated disc include:
- Stabbing and penetrating back pain with or without movement
- Tingling, numbness, and weakness in the back and legs; sometimes extending to the toes
- Pressure on sciatic nerve causing shooting pains down the leg and into the foot area
- If the herniated disc is in the cervical (neck), one may feel severe pain in that area along with radiating pain into the shoulders and headaches. Numbness and tingling may also be felt down the arms and/or into the fingertips.
If you have been in a car accident and experience any type of back or neck pain, do not wait to seek medical attention or to consult with an Aventura Herniated Disc Injury Lawyer. Delaying medical treatment will likely exacerbate your injuries, and may cause you to lose any possible compensation that is rightfully yours.
Call Jason Neufeld, Aventura Car Accident Lawyer today for a free consultation. All personal injuries are handled on a contingency basis.