Herniated Disc Accident in Longmont
At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, our Lafayette, Colorado herniated disc accident lawyers have over four decades of collective experience representing people who have been injured in accidents throughout East Boulder County and Colorado. One of the most common serious injuries we see is a herniated disc either in the cervical (neck) or lumbar (low back) spine caused by the trauma from a car accident, slip and fall, or other type of impact. If you have suffered a herniated disc in your spine because of another person’s negligence or carelessness, you may have a serious and valuable personal injury claim. We invite you to call our Boulder and Longmont herniated disc accident attorneys today at 303-543-1000 for a free consultation about your case and how we might be able to get you financial compensation for your herniated disc injury.What is a Herniated Disc and Why is It Serious?
Can you imagine if your back was made up of a single bone? If that was the case, we would not have the ability to twist, bend, and otherwise rotate to accomplish our most essential activities of daily living. To give us needed flexibility, our spines are made up of many smaller bones called vertebrae that go from the top of the neck down to the low back area. According to the Mayo Clinic, in between each of these vertebrae are discs or “rubbery cushions” that can be described as a jelly donut: each disc is flexible, with harder material on the outside and a jelly-like substance in the middle. These materials give us the flexibility and cushioning form impact we need to be active and healthy.
Unfortunately, discs can get injured or herniated from a traumatic event or the cumulation of several years of minor impacts. When a disc is herniated it means that the soft, jelly-like substance in the middle of the disc gets pushed out of the harder material surrounding it. Our Boulder and Longmont herniated disc accident lawyers understand that a herniated disc from a car accident or other type of trauma can become problematic when the jelly-substance pushes out and touches nerves on and around the spinal cord, causing pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in the areas of the body connected to a particular nerve.What Does it Mean if I Suffered a Herniated Disc from an Accident?
At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, our Boulder and Longmont herniated disc accident attorneys have helped many clients who have experienced herniated discs from car, motorcycle, and bike accidents. Because of our experience helping accident victims, we have seen first-hand what a herniated disc injury can do to a person’s day-to-day activities and livelihood.
For example, in the most serious cases we have supported our injured clients undergo surgery to repair a herniated disc in their cervical (neck) or lumbar spine (low back). When a client needs surgery to repair an injured disc it can mean a fusion or disc dissection procedure costing anywhere from $25,000 - $150,000, depending on the client’s circumstances and medical history. Our Boulder and Longmont herniated disc accident lawyers also know that a herniated disc surgery often requires several weeks of rest and rehabilitation that may result in thousands of dollars in lost income. In other words, the economic cost of a herniated disc and related surgery can be extremely high, not to mention the pain and suffering that a person must endure.It is Essential to Pick the Right Lawyer to Help You With Your Accident Claim – Especially with Herniated Disc Injuries
For this reason, accident claims with herniated disc injuries can be quite large, and insurance companies representing careless drivers and other negligent parties are usually unwilling to pay the full value of a herniated disc injury accident claim. This is where it becomes essential to have a skilled and experienced Boulder and Longmont accident lawyer who is familiar with standing up to large insurance companies and who is willing to fight to get you maximum compensation.
At Cook, Bradford & Levy, we have decades of helping our clients recover large settlements and verdicts for herniated disc injuries caused by the negligence or carelessness of another. Our Boulder and Longmont herniated disc accident attorneys will work with you and your family, your doctors, therapists, and surgeons, as well as other experts, to help prove to the insurance company or a Colorado jury that you are entitled to nothing less than full and fair compensation for your herniated disc injury.
If you have been in an accident, call us today at 303-543-1000 to learn more how we might be able to help you recover for your herniated disc injury.