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I am a trial attorney who had been practicing law for ten years. Attorneys only hire the best when the things that matter the most in their own lives are threatened with harm. That is why I hired Christopher R. Largey of Largey Law when my ...
I am a trial attorney who had been practicing law for ten years. Attorneys only hire the best when the things that matter the most in their own lives are threatened with harm. That is why I hired Christopher R. Largey of Largey Law when my family, children, and career were maliciously attacked and deceitfully threatened. Mr. Largey is respected by our judges, other attorneys, and the community at large, and as a result he is routinely hired by lawyers who need to be represented fully. He never backs down, he is never pushed, and he is compassionate. He absolutely understood the gravity of the family dynamic that he had to protect in my case. Whenever a lie was told, he would immediately and aggressively confront it head-on, exposing the same. His skillful use of courtroom practice and his knowledge of the evidence code brought the truth to light. The result was a resounding legal victory that protected my children, as well as the complete vindication of my character and my career. Though Chris is not even a family law lawyer, I knew he was the right attorney for this challenge. He stood there for me, and I will never regret hiring him for as long as I live.
Following my car accident I was referred by a friend to Largey Law Firm. Chris Largey agreed to take my case. He and Rosie along with his staff were very reassuring that they would take care if all my legal issues dealing with the insuran...
Following my car accident I was referred by a friend to Largey Law Firm. Chris Largey agreed to take my case. He and Rosie along with his staff were very reassuring that they would take care if all my legal issues dealing with the insurance companies. He was not only concerned about my case but also about my physical condition. Chris referred me to health care workers that were a great asset to my healing process. Chris handled everything for me which allowed me to concentrate on healing. I would highly recommend the Largey Law Firm to anyone who needs someone to get justice for them.
As a family law attorney, I had the opportunity to work with Chris in a case involving an injunction that was part of a family law matter that I was involved in. I wholeheartedly recommend him as a criminal law attorney. In my opinion, he ...
As a family law attorney, I had the opportunity to work with Chris in a case involving an injunction that was part of a family law matter that I was involved in. I wholeheartedly recommend him as a criminal law attorney. In my opinion, he is one of the best I have ever had the pleasure of working with!
Informative friendly and helpful professional. Passionate and caring for the right of the person represented.
When You Suffer a Slipped Disc Injury in an Auto Accident
- posted: Mar. 30, 2019
Your spine consists of an array of bones (vertebrae) cushioned by rubbery discs wedged between them. When a disc becomes ruptured, fluids leak out and deplete the cushion, putting pressure on the nerves in the spine. This syndrome, known as a herniated disc or “slipped disc,” can be the result of physical trauma or excessive strain to the back, such as what can happen in a serious car accident. It can also arise from lifting heavy objects or turning and twisting the upper body excessively.
Because the spinal column houses nerves that transmit signals between the brain and the lower parts of your body, herniated discs can result in:
- Arm or leg pain
- Muscle weakness
A herniated disc can occur anywhere along the spine, but usually occurs in the neck or lower back.
If you suffered a slipped disk after an accident that was caused by another person’s negligence, that person may be liable for:
- Your medical costs
- Any wages you lost as a result of your condition
- Your pain and suffering
However, the situation is more complicated when a herniated disc results from an auto accident. Because Florida is a no-fault car insurance state, a motorist must resort to his or her own policy to be compensated for injuries arising from a car crash. Coverage limits are usually too low to pay for the full extent of the damages, and pain and suffering are not included.
To sue another driver claimed to be at fault, and to recover damages for pain and suffering, you must show the accident caused a permanent injury, significant and permanent scarring or disfigurement or significant and permanent loss of a bodily function. A slipped disk may qualify under this definition since, even when treated, it can result in permanent pain and limitation of movement.
If you have suffered a herniated disc in an auto accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, you should contact a personal injury attorney to determine if you have grounds for a lawsuit. The attorney, in conjunction with your treating physicians, can determine the extent of your injury and your options for seeking compensation. Even if you are not seriously injured, you may be able to recover your medical costs, loss of wages and other out-of-pocket expenses.
If you or a loved one has suffered a herniated disc in an accident caused by another person, talk to a skilled Florida personal injury attorney about your case. Call Largey Law Firm at 352-253-0456 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation at one of our three offices.