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What’s the Average Settlement for Degenerative Disc Disease After a Car Accident?

Average Settlement for Degenerative Disc Disease After a Car Accident

If you were injured in a car accident, you may be under a lot of stress. This is especially true if you experience degenerative disc disease, a relatively common condition that can develop if you injure your back in an accident. 

If you were involved in a car accident, the Grossman Law Offices want you to know that you are not alone. Our firm helps injured car accident victims get the justice and compensation they deserve. We have over a decade of experience fighting for victims’ rights. Our fierce litigators are here to help you during this stressful time so that you can focus on healing. 

Below,  our attorneys discuss some basics about degenerative disc disease. We also explain the compensation available in car accident cases and describe some car accident settlements we’ve secured on behalf of our clients. Consider speaking directly with one of our knowledgeable car accident attorneys today to understand the value of your specific case.

What Is the Average Settlement for Degenerative Disc Disease After a Car Accident? 

While we wish we could give you a straightforward answer to this question, in reality, there really is no straightforward answer. This is because every case is highly unique, and everybody’s injuries and potential damages vary after a car accident. 

There are some general factors that can help estimate an injured person’s potential settlement amount. These factors include: 

  • Who was at fault in the accident, 
  • How severe the victim’s injuries were, 
  • What type of treatment the injuries required, 
  • The amount of time the victim had to take off work, 
  • Insurance limitations, 
  • If there was any property damage involved, and
  • The permanency of the individual’s injuries. 

An experienced personal injury attorney can explain how these factors apply to your situation. Further,  an attorney from our office can give you a more accurate estimate of your settlement amount after learning more about your case. 

Past Settlement and Verdict Examples 

At the Grossman Law Offices, we have the tools and expertise necessary to deal with the often complex cases that arise from car accidents. Below are some examples of the verdicts and settlements we have won in car accident cases. 

$1,500,000 Won in a Car Accident Case

In this case, a child was injured as a result of a rollover car accident. Our expert attorneys were able to recover $1,500,000 in damages on her behalf. 

$337,500 Recovered on Behalf of Car Accident Victim 

In an alcohol-related car accident, our client suffered a punctured colon and numerous soft tissue injuries. We successfully resolved the case through litigation, and we were able to get $337,500 to compensate him for the injuries he sustained in the accident. 

$225,000 Recovery After a Rear-End Accident 

Our client hired us after he was injured by a negligent driver in a rear-end accident. The defendant was driving on the highway and collided with our client’s vehicle. The plaintiff sustained a serious back injury that needed surgery. Here, we were able to recover $225,000 for our client. 

$125,055 Recovered for Another Car Accident Victim 

In this car accident case, we helped the victim recover $125,055. The compensation they received helped pay for the treatment of their injuries and provided some much-needed financial support after a terrifying experience. 

$180,000 Won for a Mother Involved in an Auto Accident 

Our client, who was pregnant at the time of the car crash, suffered multiple soft tissue injuries. She also went into premature labor as a result of the accident. We helped this new mom recover $180,000 to help her and her new family recover after the accident. 

What Is Degenerative Disc Disease? 

Degenerative disc disease is a general term that refers to persistent neck or back pain caused by wear and tear on one or more spinal discs. Spinal discs are rubber-like cushions between your vertebrae (the bones in your spinal column). The wear and tear can result from a number of causes, including: 

  • Bulging discs, 
  • Annular tears, 
  • Disc herniations,
  • Bone spurs, and
  • Disc protrusions. 

These are just some of the conditions that can lead to degenerative disc disease. There are many more not listed above. 

Degenerative disc disease can be extremely painful, but surgery is not typically necessary to correct the problem. Instead, doctors usually treat the disease through: 

  • Occupational therapy, 
  • Physical therapy, 
  • Special exercises, 
  • Medications, or
  • Steroid injections. 

However, in severe cases, your doctor may recommend surgery. 

What Are the Symptoms of Degenerative Disc Disease? 

People who have been diagnosed with degenerative disc disease often experience: 

  • Pain when bending or twisting the spine, 
  • A sensation that their back is “giving out” due to spinal instability, 
  • Muscle tension, 
  • Muscle spasms, 
  • Radiating pain that feels sharp or even hot, 
  • Increased pain when sitting or standing for long periods, and
  • Back and neck mobility problems. 

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, we recommend that you get medical attention as soon as possible. 

The Grossman Law Offices Is Here to Help You 

Back injuries are serious business, and degenerative disc disease can be a life-altering condition. If a car accident caused your degenerative disc disease, you need an experienced attorney who’ll fight for you to receive the maximum compensation under the law. At the Grossman Law Offices, we have helped numerous clients injured in car accidents get the justice and compensation that they deserve. 

You may be worried about the financial implications of hiring an attorney. However, you do not have to worry if you choose the Grossman Law Offices to represent you. We work on a contingent basis, meaning we get paid only if you recover compensation. We also offer free consultations to all prospective clients. Don’t hesitate to contact us to set up your free consultation. You can reach us online or by phone at 855-971-2017. 

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