Summertime in Wisconsin is perfect for enjoying time on the water. Whether you are setting sail on a family-friendly pontoon, fishing boat, or old canoe, a day on the lake just can’t be beaten.
However, there are safety risks involved with boating. Speeding, negligence, drinking, and inexperience are all common causes of boating accidents in Wisconsin. In this post, we want to share a few tips to help you stay safe on the water this summer.
After a boating accident, you should ensure that everyone on board is safe. If there are injuries, loss of life, property damage in excess of $2,000 or the total loss of a boat, you are required to report the incident to law enforcement without delay.
As with other accidents, it is essential to gather evidence immediately. You need to collect police reports, witness testimonies, videos, and photos of the scene. A Milwaukee boating accident attorney will help you gather the evidence you need to establish a strong case against the party at fault.
At Natasha Misra Law, we are ready to help you get the compensation you need to move forward after a boat accident. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can assist in strengthening your case.
One of the most common injuries suffered after a car accident is a disc herniation, which can cause significant injury. If you have been injured in a car accident, it is important to seek a medical diagnosis and treatment as soon as possible. It is similarly important to contact a Milwaukee personal injury attorney who can help you pursue compensation for your injuries.
The bones in your spine, called vertebrae, protect your spinal cord from injury and provide support for your back. In between each vertebra is a disc, which is a rubbery cushion that acts as a shock absorber. When the disc ruptures, some of its jelly-like center can bulge out or leak out of the disc, creating the condition known as “herniation.” This is an extremely painful and harmful condition.
Any traumatic accident can cause a disc herniation, including a car accident. Anything that exerts excessive pressure on the spine can cause a disc herniation. The force of a collision, even a seemingly minor one, can put enough pressure on the spine and the discs to cause the jelly-like center to push through and create a herniated disc.
In many cases, the herniated disc pushes on the spinal cavity’s highly sensitive nerves, causing anywhere from mild pain to debilitating symptoms. Common symptoms of a herniated disc include:
Most herniated discs are first treated non-surgically with conservative treatments. Some even resolve themselves on their own or with anti-inflammatory medication that works to reduce the inflammation in the spinal canal. Physical therapy is another common recommendation. Other injuries, however, are severe enough to require surgery.
Beyond rest and physical therapy, common treatment options include:
No matter the treatment plan for your herniated disc, the costs can add up. If you have suffered a herniated disc injury in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries. Depending on your physical, emotional, and financial damages, a Milwaukee personal injury attorney may be able to help you recover compensation for, among others:
If you are considering filing a claim, contact us to discuss your case. We have vast experience in representing clients with herniated disc injuries and we will fight for your right to compensation so that you can move forward and heal.
My law practice is dedicated to helping people who have suffered injuries in accidents which were not their fault. Born and raised in Milwaukee, I come from a family of medical professionals. My background and experience help me understand and represent individuals injured in accidents.