If you or a dear one has been involved in a traumatic auto or trucking accident or slip and fall due to the negligence of another, you may have developed spinal injuries including a bulging or herniated disc. These injuries cause tremendous neck and back pain. It is imperative that those suffering from these serious injuries get compensated for their damages if caused by the negligence of another! Not only is it important to recover all costs for these injuries to make the injured party “whole” again, it is also important to hold those negligent parties responsible and accountable for the harm they have caused so they do not continue to harm the community.
Types of Damages Awarded:
Medical Expenses (Past and Future): All medical expenses for treatment received by the injured party, including past and future expenses, for spinal cord injuries are fully recoverable.
Lost Income: If the bulging disc also prevented the Plaintiff from working now or in the future, he or she may receive lost income or loss of earning capacity. Lost income is proven with a doctor’s report or work-excuse letter indicating how many days missed, Plaintiff’s W-2 or tax returns, and letter from employer stating how much is earned on average.
Property Damage: A Plaintiff may also recover damages to their vehicle in an auto or trucking accident. If the vehicle is a total loss, the fair market value of the vehicle is recoverable.
Pain and Suffering: Physical pain and mental anguish is the correct legal term explaining “pain and suffering” and is recoverable for all the hardship and burden.
Loss of enjoyment of life: If the herniated or bulging disc also caused difficulty with daily activities, the injured Plaintiff may recover for this loss.
Loss of Consortium: Texas law offers damages for injuries affecting a personal relationship.
Emotional distress: For very traumatic and serious accidents, an injured party may also recover damages for their fears, anxiety, loss of sleep, and other psychological effects caused by the accident.
Punitive Damages: Additionally, if the negligent party acted with extreme negligence, intentional, or egregious behavior, a Court will also award punitive damages as well as compensatory damages, to punish the negligent party for their outrageous behavior.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a herniated or bulging disc from a negligent party, don’t hesitate to contact an experienced attorney to make sure the negligent driver does not escape and is held accountable for all damages suffered! Herniated disc lawsuits are most often settled outside of Court and are on average valued at $300,000.00. Don’t settle for less and get representation!
About the Author:
Mala Sharma has been practicing family law and personal injury with her family at the Law Offices of Sharma & Associates, founded in 1997. Mala has been appointed leadership roles for the American Bar Association GP Solo and GP Solo YLD division, is Board member of the Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Past President of the Houston Northwest Bar Association, and prior board member of the South Asian Bar Association. She is also a member of the Houston Bar Association. Mala Sharma has been selected to the 2019 Texas Rising Stars by Super Lawyers. Mala has also been selected as 10 Best Attorneys by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorney for 2018-2019, Top 40 under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers for 2018-2019, and Texas Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney by Attorney and Practice Magazine for 2019.
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