How much can I get for a cervical disc herniation with flattening of the spinal cord and a discectomy with artificial disc replacement? 18 Answers as of July 17, 2013

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The Hilt Firm, llc
The Hilt Firm, llc | Matthew L. Hilt
It would depend upon a number of factors, including the facts of the accident, your prior medical history, the amount of your current and projected medical bills and lost wages, as well as venue. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss it in more detail.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 1/24/2013
Law Offices of Ronald A. Steinberg & Associates | Ronald A. Steinberg, BA, MA, JD
It depends on who wants to buy it. Otherwise, it depends on how the accident happened. It depends on the degree of fault that you can prove that attaches to the other party.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 1/14/2013
The Law Office of Harry E. Hudson, Jr.
The Law Office of Harry E. Hudson, Jr. | Harry E. Hudson, Jr.
Talk to your attorney. No attorney? You need one.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 1/11/2013
Paul Whitfield and Associates P.A.
Paul Whitfield and Associates P.A. | Paul L. Whitfield
What kind of case? Personal injury from auto collision? Worker comp? What? Liability good, clear, aggravated or muddy and contested? Amount of your bills? What do Drs say about your injuries? Permanency rating?
Answer Applies to: North Carolina
Replied: 7/17/2013
Brian H. Adler, PA
Brian H. Adler, PA | Brian H. Adler
You've described a very serious injury. Compensation for your damages depends upon many complicated factors, including: 1. The amount of available insurance coverage(s). Often the insurance policy limits are not sufficient to provide "full" compensation for damages. 2. Liability is a key factor in determining the amount of recovery. The at-fault party can argue for a reduction in the amount of compensation based upon the 'comparative fault' of the injured party. 3. The extent of medical bills and success in negotiating reduction of those bills. 4. Proof of economic damages, including the amount of medical bills, the amount of lost wages and lost ability to earn in the future. 5. The extent and believability of non-economic damages; for example, does the insurer and/or jury believe the injured party is being honest about the impact their injuries on their life and lifestyle. Has the injured party suffered real inconvenience, loss of the capacity to enjoy life, suffering, disfigurement, etc. Settlement values can vary widely and the risk of litigation must be considered.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 1/11/2013
    Andrew T. Velonis, P.C.
    Andrew T. Velonis, P.C. | Andrew Velonis
    It would not be appropriate or realistic for anyone to give a serious answer to that question based upon the information provided. I strongly reject any kind of "cookie-cutter" approach and I know the other panelists on this site do as well. Even if you went on with a lengthy "question detail" description, that would not be a legitimate means of evaluating a case, yours or anyon else's. Assessment of an appropriate settlement requires detailed analysis of liability and damages, including application of legal principles, evidentiary factors, medical documentation, out of pocket expenses, calculation of future losses and experience in your jurisdiction as to likely range of prospective jury awards. You don't even tell us how the injury occurred, let alone any of the other factors listed above. To answer the question properly, one would need extensive examination of all the evidence, particularly the medical records. Many people use this site to ask what their case is worth. Our answers are always: Get in touch with a personal injury lawyer in your area. That is the best way to get the best settlement in your case.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 1/11/2013
    Law Offices of Sandeep G. Agarwal
    Law Offices of Sandeep G. Agarwal | Sandeep G. Agarwal
    Without more facts and knowing the amount of the medical bills, it is too hard to say.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/17/2013
    Lombardi Law Firm
    Lombardi Law Firm | Steve Lombardi
    You get a fair and reasonable amount.
    Answer Applies to: Iowa
    Replied: 7/17/2013
    Frank Law Group, P.C.
    Frank Law Group, P.C. | Brett E. Rosenthal
    As long as it is accident related at least $250K, but somewhat dependent on where in California you are and how much the surgery and related lost wages total. Also, outcome of the surgery and whether you have residual symptoms following the surgery.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 1/11/2013
    Ferguson & Ferguson
    Ferguson & Ferguson | Randy W. Ferguson
    What type of case? Car accident, workers comp. Depends on type of case, injuries and amount of medicals. Permanent impairment will also need to be done.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 1/11/2013
    Lewis B. Kaplan | Lewis B. Kaplan
    There is no Cookie Cutter formula for determining value. For example if you were involved in an auto accident where you ran the red light the injury no matter how severe would have a value of $ 0. Discuss the facts with a lawyer .
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 1/11/2013
    Steven Kalishman, P.A.
    Steven Kalishman, P.A. | Steven J Kalishman
    It could be worth a lot, depending on other details of the case.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 1/11/2013
    The Law Office of Stephen R. Chesley, LLC
    The Law Office of Stephen R. Chesley, LLC | Stephen R. Chesley
    More information with regard to how it happened: what treatment and diagnostic test there were: were there any prior problems; are their lost earnings:or liens. Remember any offer of settlement is within a range and cannot exactly be pinpointed because every case is somewhat unique.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 1/11/2013
    Law Office of J. Michael Gatien
    Law Office of J. Michael Gatien | J. Michael Gatien
    Were you injured at work or buy an auto accident, etc. There is a big difference. Also, a thorough case examination needs to be done in order to value an injury claim.
    Answer Applies to: Ohio
    Replied: 1/11/2013
    Maurice L. Abarr  Lawyer, Inc.
    Maurice L. Abarr Lawyer, Inc. | Maurice L. Abarr
    Depends on if on the job (workers compensation) or 3rd party personal injury (then: depends on how clear liability is, success or not of recovery after surgery, probable future loss of income, many factors). Bottom line truth on 3rd party cases usually comes down to how much insurance coverage there is and how compelling you are as a witness.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 1/11/2013
    W Morris Taylor, PC | W Morris Taylor
    Your question about the value of your claim cannot be answered without much more infromation.
    Answer Applies to: Missouri
    Replied: 7/17/2013
    Diana K. Zilko, Attorney at Law
    Diana K. Zilko, Attorney at Law | Diana K. Zilko
    There is no set amount for any injury. Assuming there is no question as to someone else being legally negligent and therefore liable to compensate you for your injury, any valuation is going to come from looking at your injuries, medical treatment, medical expenses, prognosis, and many other factors. Every case is different, and needs to be treated that way. If you do not have an attorney, and would like to speak with me more about the facts of your potential case, please let me know.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 1/11/2013
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