As discussed elsewhere in this site, herniated disc injuries often occur during automobile accidents because unexpected and unnatural stress can be placed on the spinal column during such crashes. Such herniated discs can potentially cause a range of maladies, including back, neck, and leg pain. This pain can be severe.
One example of a past Illinois vehicle accident that allegedly caused a herniated disc injury can be seen in the Madison Record article of May 20, 2009, titled “Jury award more than $120,000 in Edwardsville rear-end re-trial.” In this Illinois accident, in which one vehicle “rear-ended” another, the plaintiff sued the defendant for two slipped discs that allegedly occurred during the accident.
Additional details can be seen in the Madison Record article mentioned above.