Injury Attorneys Serving Individuals in the Brooksville Area
Herniated discs are one of the most painful injuries that can result from an accident. A cervical herniated disc is located in the upper neck region of the spine and can create serious mobility issues for sufferers. Virtually every type of occupation requires a strong and healthy spine, including construction, office work, schoolteachers, medical assistants, and delivery drivers. If someone else’s carelessness has caused damage to your spinal cord in Brooksville or the surrounding communities, the injury lawyers at Holliday Karatinos Law Firm, PLLC can help you seek the compensation that you deserve. We have over half a century of combined legal experience.
Protect Your Right to Compensation
Our spinal column is comprised of a series of discs that act as shock absorbers for the spine. When one of these discs is herniated, ruptured, or bulging, it can cause severe, excruciating, and chronic pain for the victim. This is especially true for cervical spine injuries, which cause severe pain to the upper neck region and drastically limit the victim’s range of motion. A cervical herniated disc can occur in a number of situations, including car accidents, bike accidents, and boating accidents. These can give rise to legal action on the part of the victim against any party that caused his or her harm.
If you are seeking compensation through a personal injury lawsuit, you must prove that the defendant acted negligently. A negligence claim has four elements: duty, breach, causation, and damages. The first element, duty, requires the plaintiff to establish that the defendant owed the victim a duty of care. In general, the duty of care requires each of us to conduct ourselves with the same ordinary care and skill that a reasonably prudent person would use in a similar situation. It may vary in some contexts, such as medical malpractice, when a professional standard of care requires a higher level of precaution. The second element of a negligence claim requires the plaintiff to show that the defendant failed to act according to that duty of care.
Causation means that the victim would not have been hurt if not for the defendant’s careless conduct. The final element of a negligence claim, damages, requires the plaintiff to provide evidence establishing his or her costs and losses. If you have suffered a cervical herniated disc injury, the chances are that you have obtained medical care and treatment for it. One of the most important steps in proving your case is seeking immediate medical attention and documenting the nature and scope of your harm. During negotiations or at trial, you may be able to present evidence of your economic and non-economic damages, including medical bills, physical therapy costs, long-term assisted living care, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, pain and suffering, and property damage.
Explore Your Options after an Accident with a Lawyer in Lutz
At Holliday Karatinos Law Firm, PLLC, our attorneys have helped many victims of car crashes and other accidents in Lutz and elsewhere in Florida, such as New Tampa, North Tampa, and Spring Hill. We can work with a team of skilled medical professionals to help build your case and determine the amount of compensation that you are owed. We offer a free consultation, so there is no harm in meeting with us to learn more about your legal rights. Call us now or contact us online to set up a free consultation.