There is no meaningful way to calculate an average settlement for a herniated disc lawsuit because each case is different. If you suffered a back injury because of the negligence of another party, you could seek compensation based on your related expenses and losses. You will need to understand the value of your current and future damages to determine a potential payout.
Imagine two people seated in the back seat of a car stopped at a red light. The driver of another car is looking at his cell phone and crashes into the host vehicle. Both backseat passengers suffer herniated disc injuries. They are different ages and have different life circumstances. One recovers quickly with a short course of treatment and the other, despite long-term treatment including spinal surgery, has injuries that plague him for a lifetime. One may have a seven-figure case. The other may have no case at all. If you calculated the average value of their two cases, it would be meaningless in terms of providing quality information for either.
A Long Island personal injury lawyer will help you understand your case and provide legal representation throughout the claims process. We know how to calculate the possible settlement range of your case and negotiate with the insurance carrier to reach an appropriate payout in your disc injury claim.
- What Financial Compensation Is Available for a Herniated Disc Lawsuit?
- Will an Accident Lawyer Help You Recover Compensation for Your Disc Herniation?
- What Kinds of Accidents Support a Spinal Disc Herniation Recovery?
- How Will a Lawyer Seek a Strong Settlement for You Based on Your Herniated Disc?
- Discuss Your Herniated Disc Injury Case With Our Team for Free
What Financial Compensation Is Available for a Herniated Disc Lawsuit?
When you suffer a herniated disc, it will likely cause a wide range of negative effects in all aspects of your life. Not only do you endure pain and suffering, but you might require medical care, miss time at work, and need ongoing monitoring or treatment to alleviate your symptoms. All of this costs time and money.
When you file a herniated disc claim or lawsuit against the party who caused your injury, you will need to document and value your damages. This must be done based on the specific expenses and losses you incurred. The evidence to support your settlement could include medical bills, income documentation, receipts, expert witness testimony, and more.
There are generally two categories of herniated disc compensation available:
Economic damages are the to-date and future expenses and losses associated with an accident. They could include medical treatment, income losses, property damage, reduced earning capacity, ongoing treatment costs, and more. Save all receipts for parking, travel expenses, medical records that outline your treatment plan, and other out-of-pocket costs related to your care and support.
If you work with a lawyer, they will likely hire medical expert witnesses to help them document your future medical needs and how this injury will continue to affect your life, too.
Non-economic damages are the intangible losses you experience because of your spinal disc injury. Your intangible losses often include physical pain and suffering and emotional distress. These damages are based on the psychological, physical, and emotional pain you experienced because of your accident and injuries.
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Will an Accident Lawyer Help You Recover Compensation for Your Disc Herniation?
When you hire a herniated disc injury lawyer to manage the legal process, they will outline all the damages you deserve to recover. They will fight to secure a payout that includes your pain and suffering, future care costs, and more.
Working with an accident injury lawyer also allows you to focus on your treatment and healing while they worry about the rest of your case. You can trust your lawyer to do the following:
- Keep you updated about your case progress
- Identify all potentially liable parties
- Communicate with all parties for you
- Investigate what happened and gather evidence
- Determine a value for your disc accident settlement
- Work tirelessly to win the best possible case outcome for you
Whether an out-of-court settlement is possible or the case needs to go to trial, you could benefit from having a lawyer on your side. They handle all aspects of the claim, including fighting for an appropriate settlement based on your expenses and losses.
What Kinds of Accidents Support a Spinal Disc Herniation Recovery?
New York law allows victims who suffer serious injuries in incidents caused by someone else to hold the at-fault party responsible. This is possible through an insurance settlement or personal injury lawsuit. Many lawsuits end in settlements, too. When you hire an attorney, they will fight for an appropriate agreement that compensates you for your spinal injuries and related costs.
Negligence causes injuries in numerous ways. Some of the most common accidents that cause herniated disc injuries and support a negligence case include:
- Bicycle accidents
- Construction injuries
- Motorcycle crashes
- Auto accidents
- Truck accidents
- Slip and fall injuries
- Pedestrian accidents
To recover an accident settlement in your herniated disc case, you must document your recoverable damages and show their estimated settlement value. Your lawyer will handle this process if you choose to let one handle your case.
How Will a Lawyer Seek a Strong Settlement for You Based on Your Herniated Disc?
A personal injury lawyer knows how to use negotiation techniques to get a settlement from an insurance company or a liable party. Attorneys handle accident cases involving herniated discs regularly. They understand how these spinal injuries affect your life significantly. They know how much pain and suffering you have endured and how much an appropriate settlement will aid in your financial situation since you have outstanding bills and losses.
Your personal injury attorney will represent your best interests and fight for the maximum payout. This could be possible through:
- A negotiated settlement based on an insurance claim
- An agreement reached through mediation
- An arbitrated payout
- A court-ordered award following a jury trial
If the negotiations with the insurance company do not reach an agreement or there are other reasons why a lawsuit is necessary, you have a limited time to sue under New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules § 214. As long as they are retained promptly, your attorney will work to meet this deadline and file a lawsuit based on your herniated disc. (It is important to note that a shorter statute of limitations and other deadlines may apply to your case. We invite you to contact our firm for a free, no-obligation case review. We will patiently and comprehensively advise you as to your options and time limits.)
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Discuss Your Herniated Disc Injury Case With Our Team for Free
Whether you were hurt in a motor vehicle crash or slip and fall accident, our team will pursue a reasonable settlement. At Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., we provide free consultations for injury victims. Our passionate advocates for the injured will help you better understand your case and legal options. We meet people on Long Island or elsewhere in the New York metropolitan area.
You could speak to a team member today at no cost to you or your family. Call for a free consultation or use our online contact form. We will provide legal advice and explain your next step in pursuing a disc injury settlement.