Insurance companies almost always try to suggest a herniated disc was caused by something other than the car accident. If the MRI results show the presence of degenerative disc disease they will try to argue the injury was pre-existing.
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Our client was already on disability for low back injuries that required her to undergo lumbar spine surgery. The wreck at issue aggravated her low back condition and injured her neck. In fact, she first complained of neck pain at the emergency room.
It really bothers me when an adjuster says a client “only” sustained soft tissue injuries. Although these types of injuries usually heal, they still can require months of physical therapy to recover from.
Our client had pre-existing degenerative disc disease in his cervical spine but prior to the accident he had no real complaints of neck or back pain. It was readily apparent our client sustained a significant neck sprain/strain in the wreck and that facet syndrome was responsible for the shooting pain he was experiencing.
The following week, as your back and neck get increasingly worse, you have X-rays taken; nothing broken. Chiropractors address soft tissue injuries like these.
While we are in an area where bicycling to work and for transportation is highly encouraged there are also some dangers that can cause personal injury to Mt. Vernon bicyclists.
The defendant admitted that he had been going approximately 30-35 mph, and the property damage was significant.
Chiropractic spine manipulation is one of these treatments and insurance companies usually cover this type of treatment.
Independent witnesses can often make or break a case. It is important to try and identify witnesses following a car accident if you are able to do so. Use the recording function on your smartphone to get statement(s) from any witnesses and encourage any witnesses to remain at the scene until law enforcement arrives.
Texas recognizes the doctrine of respondeat superior – which holds an employer legally responsible for the wrongful acts of an employee if said acts were committed in the course and scope of his or her employment. Accordingly, the at-fault motorist and his employer were both liable for the injuries our client sustained.
Soon after though, you begin to experience headaches and/or neck & shoulder pain and/or back pain. X-rays may be taken, showing no broken bones. Chiropractic care is often the treatment of choice for these injuries.
That was, until Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) was introduced as a relatively new diagnosis – the result of repetitive or undiagnosed concussions. Both are progressive diseases of the brain, degenerative, and have similar symptoms, but CTE cannot be diagnosed until after an individual dies.
Pretty much any type of injury, from a sprain or a strain, a traumatic brain injury, a concussive injuries, you can get herniated disks, you can get bulging disks. Even a sprain or strain, what they call a whiplash injury, may not sound that serious to most people, but what that really is is a tearing of all of your muscle fibers.
I’ve seen people tell the paramedics that arrive at the scene they say they feel fine and don’t need to ride in an ambulance. Then they go home and lay down and four or five hours later they just start really hurting.
One thing about car crashes is some people harmed never get over the injuries. While they may not need to continuous treatment for decades, the damage can be deadly.
The National Center for Health Statistics found Americans die with about an average of two years earlier than people from other countries like Germany, Italy, Austria, Spain, the U.K, and Japan. Women’s average lifespan in the U.S. is 81.2 years, while in other countries it is an average of 83 years. Another thing found the U.S. has thousands more fatal traffic crashes than other countries.
When a fracture of the spine bones takes place, there are wide ranging symptoms. Also, these can affect the suffering individual in many ways. The severity of the break can determine how much pressure gets placed on the spinal cord. So some breaks are mildly painful, and others feel much worse.