Sciatica Caused By Slip-And-Fall Accidents
It’s wintertime, which means holidays are around the corner and slip-and-fall accidents are on the rise. Winter time brings with it cold and rainy weather, social gatherings in unfamiliar homes and locations, and decor that can cause tripping hazards. All of these elements increase the likelihood of slip and fall accidents. Slip and fall accidents are dangerous, especially for elderly individuals who are extremely vulnerable to hip fractures and fatal traumatic brain injuries. However, everyone who suffers a slip-and-fall injury is vulnerable to spinal cord injuries. As a result of slip-and-fall accidents, many individuals develop sciatica, which can be a painful and debilitating condition. If you have developed sciatica as the result of a slip-and-fall injury that was not your fault, a Florida personal injury attorney can help you bring a claim to recover all of the damages that you suffered.
The sciatic nerve travels from the spinal cord, through the hips, and down both legs. When the vertebrae above the sciatic nerve are herniated, it compresses the sciatic nerve, sending pain, numbness, and other symptoms down one or both legs. Sciatica can be caused by aging, obesity, disk herniation, or bulging disks. This can be treated in many cases with physical therapy, however, some people with severe herniations will require surgery. In many cases, sciatica can resolve on its own with stretching and rest, but that is not always the case. If your sciatica is not getting better, it is important to take action and hold the negligent party accountable so that you can get your life back on track.
Suing for Sciatica Caused by a Car Accident
Car accidents are brutal on the body, and the spine is particularly susceptible to injury. If another driver’s negligence caused you to develop painful sciatica pain that has resulted in medical bills or has forced you to take time off of work, you may be able to bring a personal injury lawsuit to recover damages. In order to bring a claim, you must be able to show that the other driver was negligent in causing the accident, and that their negligence was the cause of your injury. You must also be able to show that you incurred financial and physical harm as a result of their negligence. If you are successful in bringing your claim, you will be able to receive reimbursement for all economic harm as well as compensation for any pain and suffering incurred as a result of the accident.
Schedule a Consultation with Leifer & Ramirez Today
If you have suffered sciatica from a slip and fall, the personal injury lawyers at Leifer & Ramirez are ready to fight to get you the settlement that you are entitled to. Contact Leifer & Ramirez today to schedule a consultation. We serve clients in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, and communities throughout Florida.