Everyone has a responsibility when out on the road. All drivers should be keeping their focus on driving, obeying all traffic laws, and driving sober. Sometimes, though, people do not take their responsibility seriously. Negligence causes car accidents.
If you suffered a herniated disc as a result of a car accident, you could seek compensation from the responsible driver. Your injuries, including a herniated disc, can cost you thousands of dollars and hours upon hours of time going through treatment.
An accident caused by another driver’s negligence should not be your responsibility to pay for. We want to help you seek justice and compensation. The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can provide guidance with a Jacksonville herniated disc caused by a car accident lawyer from our team. Call us today at (800) 747-3733. The consultation is free. You will only pay if we win.
Compensation is Possible
Seeking compensation after a car accident is one of your options to recover what you have lost from the accident. A lawyer can advise and guide you through the process. It is your right to file a lawsuit if you believe the other driver is liable for your losses.
Thousands are injured in Florida every year in car accidents. In 2018 alone, there were over 255,000 injuries, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV). Accidents can happen in any number of ways.
If the other driver in your accident was driving while distracted (like eating, drinking, or talking with passengers), using a cell phone, driving while intoxicated, or disobeying traffic laws, they might be liable for the costs.
After your accident, you may have visited the emergency room or had your vehicle towed to a repair shop. The costs and inconveniences begin the moment of your accident. Afterward, you may begin noticing pain or injuries that were not readily apparent. This means even more appointments and medical tests.
If the accident was not your fault, you should be forced to pay for the costs. The driver who was negligent should be held accountable. With a lawsuit, you can seek damages, including:
- Medical bills for emergency room visits, hospital stays, and appointments with your primary care physician
- Treatment such as physical therapy
- Lost wages for the time you were forced to miss at work because of your injuries
- Property damage
- Medical equipment like crutches, braces, or a wheelchair
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
A lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you determine what costs to include in your lawsuit. We can handle the legal work so that you could focus on healing from your injuries.
According to Florida Statutes § 95.11, you have four years to file a personal injury claim after your accident. The statute of limitations does have some exceptions. A lawyer can advise you on the specifics of your case and tell you what the statute of limitations means for you.
Herniated Discs Are Painful and Costly
Any back injury causes pain and limited mobility. These injuries can make it difficult for you to live your typical lifestyle. You could have issues sitting or standing for long periods of time, lifting, exercising, or anything you used to be able to do comfortably.
When your accident was caused by another driver, that can make things even more frustrating. Healing your body while getting your car repaired or replaced, talking with insurance, and arranging for day-to-day tasks to get completed seems near impossible.
The bones in your spine are separated by discs. When one of those discs bulges out from between the vertebrae, it is ruptured or herniated. A herniated disc can be a debilitating injury. It could even be qualified as an emergency medical situation. According to the Mayo Clinic, a herniated disc can affect nearby nerves, causing pain in the back, arms, and legs. Other symptoms of this injury include numbness, tingling, and weakness.
The diagnosis and treatment of your herniated disc are costly and time-consuming. It can involve imaging tests such as x-rays or an MRI. Treatment options could include injections and physical therapy. Medications are also common treatment options for a herniated disc. Sometimes surgery could even be required to repair a herniated disc. Rarely, herniated discs can cause major health issues, such as extreme pain. Aside from the monetary costs, back injuries are exhausting and make it very difficult to live your life.
Starting a lawsuit while still healing from your injuries can feel daunting and overwhelming, but it is possible. We want to help you through the process. We know Florida law, so you do not need to. We will be on your side to answer any questions you have about the process and always provide legal care.
It is not fair that you should pay the costs for someone else’s negligence while driving. As the victim, you have a right to pursue compensation. Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine at (800) 747-3733 today to be connected with a Jacksonville herniated disc caused by a car accident lawyer.
Do Not Delay
Remember, you have four years in Florida to file a personal injury claim. You do not want to let that time frame run out. If you do, your case could be dismissed. You may be out of options if that happens. You can recover costs like medical bills, lost wages, and property damage with a lawsuit. You can also receive damages for your pain and suffering and emotional distress.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today. We have a Jacksonville herniated disc caused by a car accident lawyer that can fight for your case. The number is (800) 747-3733. We can provide a free consultation. You will not pay unless we win. We want to fight for you and your family.
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