Even minor "fender bender" car accidents can leave you achy and sore for a few days after. It's common and in most cases these aches and pains go away with rest and time. When you've been in a serious Georgia accident of any kind and the pain is severe, gets worse, or doesn't go away within a few days of rest, you may have a more serious injury.

A herniated disc is one of the commonly overlooked soft tissue injuries that can result when you've been in an accident in Georgia. Because the damage is done to the soft tissue of your spinal cord it won't show up on an X-ray. You'll need another more complex scan such as an MRI or a CT scan to see evidence of a herniated disc.

Once you've been diagnosed, you'll need to undergo treatment to repair the damage and relieve the pain. If the disc is merely inflamed you can typically recover with rest, anti-inflammatory drugs, and special exercises. More severe cases such as when the disc is jarred and pushing on a nerve may require surgery to repair or replace the disc.

In either case, recovery from a herniated disc can take weeks, even months, and even after proper treatment you may still suffer lingering pain. If your accident was caused by the negligence of another, a Georgia personal injury claim can help compensate you for these unjust expenses and suffering.

A serious Georgia accident can result in a herniated disc and many other serious injuries. The damages you suffer from your accident can change your life between financial burdens and physical disabilities. If you have been injured due to another's negligence speak with a Fulton County personal injury attorney to file a Georgia personal injury claim.

Contacting a Fulton County Personal Injury Attorney

As the victim of a Georgia accident, you have rights that the insurance companies cannot ignore. While they have a team of lawyers working on their side, shouldn't you have experienced legal representation fighting for your best interests? Before accepting any settlement offer, contact the Law Offices of Jason Schultz to schedule a FREE consultation on your case - 404-474-0804.

Jason R. Schultz
Helping Georgia area residents with car accident, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims since 1991.
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