Our lawyers have settled or taken to trial scores of herniated disc injury claims throughout Maryland. I think our law firm has a great feel for how to maximize the settlement and trial value car accident herniated disc cases. In the box to the left is specific information on the statistical value of herniated disc cases. But your case is different because there are so many factors in each particular case that do not lend themselves to falling into a single statistical category. Below is more information on the science of how disc injuries occur and some of the nuances in handling herniated disc injury lawsuits:
What is a herniated disc?
Discs in the spine are the cushions between the vertebrae of the spinal column. Discs act as shock absorbers between the vertebrae. Their primary purpose: providing padding for the all of the moves and contortions we make over the course of a day. Spinal discs have an outer covering with a liquid substance in the middle. One metaphor that resonates with juries is herniated disc jury trials is that discs are like jelly donuts. If a disc is injured as the result of the trauma of an auto accident, the “jelly” may leak out of the disc. If the inner core of the disc extrudes back into the spinal canal it may impact a nerve root. The weak spot in a disc is directly under the nerve root and a herniated disc can put great pressure on the nerve, which can cause pain to radiate throughout the person’s body.
What is a herniated disc case worth by settlement or at trial?
More Case Value Information
Because our Maryland auto accident lawyers have successfully tried a number of herniated disc cases and have received national exposure for our jury verdicts in these cases, our lawyers are often asked my other attorneys and victims to give an estimation of the value of the herniated disc case they have. The box to the right has some more detailed information on the average value of herniated disc cases for settlement and trial. But, truthfully, the cliche “every case is different” holds with particularly force here. Herniated disc injury lawyers need to look as a multitude of factors to determine the value of a particular case.
Certainly, the among the toughest cases to handle are preexisting injury cases. We use a number of tactics – many derived from the teachings of David Ball and Don Keenan – to try to use prior injuries – particularly preexisting degenerative problems such as spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, and spondylolisthesis. While there is no question that these discs often become more rigid and compromised with age and wear and tear, this is just the beginning of the inquiry as to whether the accident caused serious injuries to the plaintiff.
If you were injured in a Maryland car accident and have a herniated disc, call us at 800-0553-8082 or get a free online herniated disc case evaluation.
- Personal Injury Victim Help Center (information on making claims)
- Study on Hardware and Spinal Surgery (study discussing the mixed success of spinal surgery)
- Herniated Disc Information Page (more on herniated disc injuries)
- Herniated Disc Injuries from Truck Accidents (claim information)
- Value of Herniated Disc Cases (settlement and trial values)
- C4/C5 and C5/C6 Herniated Disc Injury Cases (details on the most common type of neck injury herniated disc cases that our lawyers see)
- Mediation Statement in a Herniated Disc Case (truck accident C4/C5 neck injury case)
- Maryland Accident Lawyer Blog (discussion of personal injury accident issues)
- Ruptured Disc Injuries (the value of the cases and how they differ from herniated disc injury claims)
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