Florida Herniated Disc Attorney

Filing a Personal Injury Claim After a Herniated Disc

A herniated disc, sometimes referred to as a “slipped” or “ruptured” disc, is a serious spine injury. Victims typically experience sharp pain, as well as numbness and, occasionally, weakness in the affected area. This can lead to significant physical challenges and may result in costly medical treatment, considerable time off work, and immense financial and emotional hardship.

If you sustained a herniated disc in an accident, and you believe someone else is to blame, reach out to our team at Zimmerman & Frachtman, P.A. right away. With multiple office locations, our Florida herniated disc attorneys represent clients throughout the state who have suffered severe injuries because of the negligence or wrongful conduct of others. To date, we have recovered more than $300 million in settlements and verdicts. We proudly offer compassionate, personalized representation and aggressive advocacy and are ready to seek the maximum compensation you are owed.

Contact us online or call (954) 504-6577 to request a free initial consultation with a member of our legal team today. 

What Is a Herniated Disc?

A herniated disc is a spinal cord injury that occurs within the rubbery, cushion-like discs between the vertebrae, or the bones that make up the spine. These discs contain two components: the nucleus, or soft center, and the annulus, which is the tougher exterior portion of the disc. When the body suffers trauma, the annulus can tear, and some of the nucleus can push through the opening. This is a herniated disc.

Herniated discs are also commonly known as slipped or ruptured discs. They can be extremely painful when they irritate or press on a nearby nerve. Depending on the location of the herniated disc, the victim may experience a range of symptoms.

Some of the most common symptoms of a herniated disc include:

  • Pain in the arm, shoulder, leg, buttocks, calf, or thigh
  • Shooting pain, or pain that moves to different areas of the body
  • Radiating numbness and/or tingling
  • Muscle weakness, leading to difficulties walking or lifting items

Although some people who experience a herniated disc will show no symptoms, many will suffer significant physical pain and related complications. In severe cases, surgery may be required.

What Are the Most Common Causes of Herniated Discs?

Herniated discs can result from either degenerative or traumatic causes. Disc degeneration occurs gradually and is often associated with advanced age and/or excess body weight. Traumatic disc herniation, on the other hand, results from serious accidents and other catastrophic events.

Some of the most common causes of herniated discs include:

If you believe someone else was to blame for the event that caused your injury, you could have grounds for a personal injury claim. To have a case, you will most likely need to prove that the other person or party owed you a duty of care, breached this duty of care by acting negligently or wrongfully, and that this was what led to your injury and measurable damages.

Our Florida herniated disc injury attorneys can discuss the specific details of your case with you during a free, no-obligation consultation. We understand that no two cases are alike; therefore, no two cases are prepared the same way. Instead, our attorneys develop innovative and personalized legal strategies tailored to your unique situation, needs, and goals.

Call us today at (954) 504-6577 or submit a free online case evaluation form to set up a complimentary case evaluation. 

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