Lawsuits Involving Disc Injuries
Are Becoming More Common

Mar 16, 2010

The back is an extremely important part of the body. Imagine a huge southern porch that has large columns holding up the roof of the porch. Imagine what would happen if you were to remove one of the columns. Then two. The roof would obviously not be able to stand without the columns and would fall down. That is what the spine does for the body. The spine is responsible for holding up the body and is a very important part of the body. Many times, when the spine is injured, there is nothing that a person can do to fix the spine, which would leave the person who is injured in a great deal of pain or unable to do the things that they used to be able to do.

Disc Injuries

The spine is made up of a number of discs. These discs connect together and are what gives the spine its strength. Much like a tower made of cards, if one disc is out of proportion, the entire back can have serious issues and can be in great pain. Now, more than ever, we are seeing lawsuits that involve disc injuries entering into the court system. The question then becomes this, “why are we seeing more spinal injuries in the court system?”
The first reason is likely because people are becoming aware of the fact that they can take someone who has caused their disc injury to court. For a long time most people assumed that back injuries were not a good reason to take someone to court, even if the back injury was caused during a car accident. Now people, as well as judges, are realizing that back injuries can truly be something that makes life a great deal more difficult for the person injured, and they are much more likely to give a settlement to someone who has a back injury.
There is also the fact that back injuries are easy to fake. It used to be one of the easiest types of injuries to fake, and for a long time it was the most popular way to commit insurance fraud. Now, however, thanks to high tech diagnostic tools like MRI machines, physicians are able to see into the human body much easier, allowing them to see for sure if someone is truly injured or if they are faking the injury.

If you have a disc injury due to an accident that someone else caused due to negligence, it is a good idea to see if you have a court case. Contact your lawyer as soon as you can and explain the situation. Make sure that you have information from your doctor to back up your case. You may be able to win a settlement that is large enough to help you to pay your medical bills or to pay your monthly bills while you’re healing up and trying to get your back strong enough so that you can work again. If you need access to that settlement money sooner rather than later, lawsuit funding might be right for you. Learn more at