Rochester Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
A majority of injuries to the back and neck are strains to ligaments or muscles – and with the correct treatment, the pain may go away within a couple of months. However, sometimes the accident is so bad that long-term care is needed to address a herniated disc. If you are involved in an accident, back and neck pain can sometimes be felt immediately, or you may not feel any pain for the next few days. If you’ve suffered a back or spinal cord injury, contact our experienced Rochester spinal cord injury lawyers for a free consultation. You may be entitled to compensation for the injuries you sustained.
A herniated disc (sometimes referred to as a ruptured or slipped disc) happens when the discs protecting the vertebrae of your spine are damaged. A herniated disc is the most popular injury in the lower back, or the lumbar spine. It can also happen in the neck (cervical spine) and occasionally, the upper back (thoracic spine). The herniated disc can press against your spinal nerves and cause severe pain and numbness in parts of the body where the nerve travels. A herniated disc can only be found by doing an MRI or a CT scan. If the accident you were involved in resulted in a herniated disc, be prepared to partake in a long recovery process.
Our attorneys often see people with back injuries make the same mistake; they will settle their claim before the full extent of the injuries are known. Then an insurance company will make an offer and the injured party will accept it, because they have not experienced the full course of their injuries.
It’s very important that you make sure you know the full value of your claim before an insurance company representative convinces you to accept a settlement. Do not rush into accepting a settlement from an insurance company because once you accept it you can never ask for more money or coverage, even if your health deteriorates further from the injury you settled for. That’s how our experienced spinal cord injury lawyers can help – they will make sure the settlement process is in your best interest and that you get everything you are entitled to.
Having one of our Rochester spinal cord injury lawyers review your settlement offers and handle the insurance companies is the best way to protect your rights and insure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Have you or a loved one been involved in an accident that has caused severe damage to your back or spinal cord? Contact the experienced Rochester spinal cord injury lawyers at Friedman & Ranzenhofer for dedicated representation. We have decades of experience fighting insurance companies to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your back injuries.