When a large truck strikes a car, the chances for substantial injury exist for the drivers and their passengers. One such injury that may occur is a herniated disk. A herniated disk results when the softer central portion of the disk in the spinal cord ruptures through its outer ring. Typically, these injuries occur between the fourth and fifth lumbar vertebrae in the lower back. This is because that area absorbs the impact of bearing the weight of the upper body while seated and driving a car. Unfortunately, severe complications can potentially result from a herniated disk.
What are the complications that could potentially arise after a herniated disk resulting from a truck accident? The following is an overview:
A herniated disk—especially one that results in a complication—is an injury that can unfortunately lead to lost time from work. This may impose a substantial financial burden on victims and their families. To learn more about whether you or a loved one may be entitled to compensation for these losses, we encourage you to contact Kaufman Law, P.C. for a free, no-obligation case analysis.
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