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June 7, 2022 | Car Accidents

Can a Minor Car Accident Cause Herniated Disks?

Obtaining Compensation for a Herniated Disk After a Car Crash

Many people wrongly assume that minor car accidents cannot cause major injuries. The truth is that even low-speed collisions can result in serious harm, including herniated or slipped disks. Back and neck trauma are among the most common injuries individuals experience after a crash and should be monitored closely. 

The trial lawyers at Ajlouny Injury Law can help you obtain the maximum compensation allowed after a car accident with serious injuries. It is important to discuss your case early with an attorney to ensure that you protect your rights. If you sustained harm such as a herniated disk after an auto accident, contact our office at (718) 233-3913 for FREE legal advice. 

What Is a Herniated Disk?

A herniated disk, also referred to as a slipped or ruptured disk, occurs when the cushion (disk) that sits between the vertebrae of the spine gets pushed out, pinching the nerves. Herniated disks can cause excruciating pain. In some cases, the disk may result in numbness, tingling, or weakness. Herniated disks should be treated as quickly as possible to prevent further damage. 

What Causes a Herniated Disk?

Herniated disks can have several causes, including gradual degeneration of the cushions in the spinal cord, excess body weight, genetic conditions, and being sedentary for long periods of time. However, in some instances, herniated disks are caused by trauma to the back or neck. 

It does not take significant force to cause a disk to slip out of place or rupture. A low-speed impact can still do substantial damage to the neck and back. If you are involved in an accident, even if you believe it was minor, you should still be seen by a doctor. The pain from a herniated disk may get worse over time. Treating the condition early may be critical to your physical recovery. 

What If My Herniated Disk Was Made Worse by the Accident?

When a car accident causes your herniated disk, you might be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, future treatment, and more. Even if your herniated disk was not caused by the crash but was made worse by it, you might still be entitled to financial recovery.

Underlying conditions such as herniated disks that are exacerbated by an accident are not excluded from damages. It is vital to discuss your case with a car accident attorney to determine whether you are eligible for additional compensation for your underlying injury or condition that was made worse by the collision.

Hiring a Car Accident Lawyer in New York

The best way to ensure that you obtain the largest recovery possible after a car accident is to retain an experienced attorney. Even minor accidents can cause major problems, including slipped or herniated disks. Let the attorneys at Ajlouny Injury Law help you get the compensation you deserve after a crash. 
Contact our office at (718) 233-3913 for FREE legal advice. Was your case rejected by another attorney? Get a FREE second opinion. Call now to get started.

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