When it comes to motor vehicle collisions, there is a long list of potential consequences that victims may face. Aside from the loss of life, financial problems and psychological trauma, injuries can be very concerning and painful for those involved in the wreck. Moreover, some injuries are not apparent right away and it can take days, weeks or months for the injuries to become evident. People may realize that whiplash is a common problem which affects car crash victims, and that strain in the back or neck is not unusual. However, some people do not aware that this pain could represent a much more serious problem, such as a herniated disc.
It can be difficult to tell the difference between back pain that will subside on its own and a herniated disc, which could cause significant back pain. If you have experienced any pain following a motor vehicle collision and you are worried, you should definitely visit a medical professional and make sure that any injuries are addressed properly.
When it comes to herniated discs, every injury is different. Some may not show any symptoms, while others can be extremely painful. Some do not require treatment, while other people with herniated discs may need to undergo surgery. Our law office realizes that mental and physical pain can make it difficult for victims to move forward. However, if you have suffered because of a herniated disc or any other type of injury after a car crash that resulted from someone’s carelessness, filing suit may be necessary. Speak with a qualified Irvine car accident lawyer to learn more.