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If You Suffer From Herniated Discs Due to a Car Wreck

By Burg Simpson
September 7, 2021
3 min read

One of the most painful injuries that a victim of an automobile collision can experience is a herniated disc. The spinal discs are the shock-absorbing elements that are located between each vertebra in the:

  • Neck (cervical region)
  • Midback (thoracic area)
  • Lower back (lumbar spine)

Spinal discs are rubbery cartilaginous rings surrounding a soft center that provides the necessary cushion between the vertebrae. A herniated disc is a condition that results from injuries that cause the fluid in the disc’s soft center to push through a crack in the exterior casing. Herniated discs can irritate nearby nerves and result in constant pain, numbness, or weakness in the limbs. Treatment often includes medication, physical therapy, and or surgery.

The type of treatment people receive for herniated discs varies widely. Those who suffer from this condition often begin treatment with cortisone injections or physical therapy but may have to resort to major back surgery that can require days of hospitalization. 

In addition to the significant costs associated with ongoing medical care, those suffering from herniated discs due to a collision can also  experience financial hardship due to lost wages. However, if you have been injured in a motor vehicle collision that was not your fault, it is possible to obtain compensation for your injuries and your economic losses. 

Protect your legal rights now and contact a Burg Simpson personal injury lawyer for a free case evaluation. Our highly skilled and experienced personal injury lawyers have been helping clients who have been in injured in collisions for more than 45 years, and we are here to help you.

 About Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine

One of America’s foremost plaintiff trial firms, Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, has a longstanding national reputation for fighting relentlessly and successfully for victims of negligence, malfeasance, malpractice, and abuse. Our attorneys have never hesitated to fight for our client’s rights and consistently face formidable adversaries, including big insurance companies, big banks, and big pharma. As a result, Burg Simpson has secured more than $1 billion in verdicts, settlements, and judgments in practice areas spanning catastrophic personal injury, mass tort and class actions regarding gas explosions, dangerous pharmaceutical drugs and devices, medical malpractice, complex commercial and business litigation, construction defects, and workers’ compensation. The firm’s success has also included more than 200 recoveries in excess of $1 million.

Burg Simpson was founded in 1976 by distinguished American trial lawyer Michael Burg. Mr. Burg is an inductee in the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Clarence Darrow Award. He has also been named to the 2016 RoundTable: America’s 50 Most Influential Trial Lawyers by The Trial Lawyer magazine; Law Week’s “Barrister’s Best” as “Best Civil Litigator”; and one of “America’s 50 Leading Trial Lawyers” by the U.S. Legal 500. Mr. Burg has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in America® and Super Lawyers®. Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine now has more than 70 lawyers and over 90 legal professionals. The firm is based in Colorado and has offices in Arizona, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, and Wyoming.

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