I was in a car accident. The other driver was negligent and I suffered a herniated disc. Why am I in so much pain? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

A herniated disc is common in many car accidents. The collision can cause a severe jolt to the spinal disc and knock it out of place. The disc can tear and allow the jelly substance inside to leak out and irritate surrounding nerves. This is a serious injury and you can seek compensation for your medical treatments, lost wages and pain and suffering by filing a personal injury lawsuit.