How Much of a Settlement to Expect For a Herniated Disc From a Serious Accident?

heriated disc settlement serious accidentSuffering a herniated disc after a serious car accident can be physically, emotionally, and financially painful.

According to the Mayo Clinic, depending on the location and severity of the injury, herniated discs can cause a range of symptoms, including numbness, radiating pain, and weakness. 

While experiencing these symptoms, you may be unable to fully enjoy spending time with your family or engage in other activities.

Further, you will likely incur hefty bills as you seek the medical treatment you need to heal. 

The accident wasn’t your fault, but you’re left to pick up the pieces. Filing a legal claim may be your best option to recover the compensation you deserve and need to move forward.

Receiving a settlement for a herniated disc won’t undo the accident or injury completely, but it can help to ease your burden. 

The legal team at Mann Law understands the challenges you face when you suffer a personal injury. We dedicate our resources and time to lift up the voices of those injured because of someone else’s conduct.

We fight for victims of personal injuries to help them seek justice. 

What Compensation Can I Receive for a Settlement for a Herniated Disc?

Under Maine law, you may be entitled to receive economic and noneconomic compensation for your injuries. In rare cases, the court may decide a punitive damages award is appropriate. 

Please remember each case is different, and there’s no guarantee you will receive a certain amount in a herniated disc settlement.

The best way to help increase your chances of recovering your losses is to contact an experienced personal injury attorney early in the process.

They can review your claim, advise you of your legal options, and help ensure you meet applicable filing deadlines. 

Economic Damages

Economic damages are a financial award that compensates an injured victim for the money they’ve had to spend and the debt they’ve had to take on because of an accident.

Economic damages encompass things like:

  • Medical bills, 
  • Property repairs, 
  • Prescription costs, 
  • Medical devices, and
  • Lost wages

After the accident, be sure to keep all receipts and records showing your injury-related expenses. This includes after-visit summaries from your doctor, pharmacy receipts, and car repair invoices. 

Noneconomic Damages

The financial cost of the accident is only half of the equation. Personal injuries are personal, meaning they impact other significant areas of your life.

Noneconomic damages are a financial award that seeks to ease the burdens associated with:

  • Pain and suffering, 
  • Permanent disfigurement,
  • Loss of enjoyment in life, and 
  • Loss of relationship. 

You may be eligible for additional types of noneconomic damages. Keeping a pain log can help you track the impact your injury is having on your life and the progression of your pain over time.

Also, make sure you’re honest with your doctor when discussing your pain level and that you fully disclose all of the symptoms you’re suffering.

You or your attorney can use these records to prove the extent of your pain and how it affects your life. 

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages serve the dual purpose of punishing the wrongdoer and deterring future bad actors from committing the same or similar harm.

The courts typically only award punitive damages if the at-fault party’s conduct was egregious, reckless, or intentional. 

Mann Law—Compassionate and Dedicated Personal Injury Lawyers

If you suffered a herniated disc because of someone else’s conduct, Mann Law is here to help you.

Our compassionate and knowledgeable team can take care of your legal matters so you can focus on healing.

We will rigorously investigate your case to help maximize the herniated disc settlement you might receive for your injuries.

For nearly 20 years, Christiana Mann has served the people of Maine, listening to their stories, providing legal counsel, and helping them recover from their injuries.

We provide every client with the professional, dedicated, and personalized service they deserve. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. 

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Christiana E. Mann Christiana “Chrissy” Mann has specialized in civil litigation for 21+ years as a savvy and creative litigator, and she’s regarded as a fair, compassionate, and zealous advocate on behalf of her clients.