Nerves communicate with the brain to send impulses to the various parts of the body. Without nerves, you cannot feel pain, temperatures, or textures; without nerves, you can’t control your body. When a person experiences severe nerve damage after a car accident, they may be unable to walk or breathe on their own. Nerve damage injuries can have devastating consequences that last a lifetime.
The Aftermath of Nerve Damage
Nerve damage can impact any part of your body, and it can severely limit your ability to perform basic functions. Nerve damage can limit your use of important body parts, including:
- Knees and legs
Accident victims who suffer from nerve damage might incur substantial medical bills, including:
- Treatment for injuries immediately after the crash
- Treatment for injuries that require long-term therapy or other types of follow-up care
- Permanent physical loss or pain and discomfort
Nerve damage can also take an emotional toll on victims, impacting their enjoyment of life and causing depression, mood swings, and anxiety.
Damages You Can Expect
All of the costs related to the nerve damage you sustained in the crash should be paid for in your settlement. You might also be able to recover additional damages to offset how the accident and subsequent nerve damage have impacted your life in both the short- and long-term.
Your attorney can help you pursue a financial recovery that might include:
- Injuries that occurred because of the accident
- Injuries that might need future treatment
- Permanent losses you have suffered because of the accident
- Loss of future earning potential if your injuries impact your ability to perform your job
Nerve damage is not always obvious, so it’s crucial that you see a doctor immediately after the crash and get follow-up treatment. Keep documentation of your medical treatment as well as any symptoms you notice that may point to nerve damage. Your attorney will use this as evidence in your case to demonstrate your suffering.
If your life has been impacted because of nerve damage following a car accident, money cannot make everything right again. But a personal injury lawyer can assist with the claim process and help you get back on your feet. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation.