Atlanta Nerve Damage Attorneys
Nerves run throughout the body, connecting various body parts to the brain. This allows you to feel pain, temperature, texture, and even move. That is why any injury to the nerves, whether it be a minor stretching to a severe tear, is debilitating to your ability to live your day-to-day life in peace.
Suffering from paralysis or chronic pain can leave you in a frightening, stressful, and hopeless situation. However, if someone else caused your injuries, you may be able to receive the compensation you need to pay your medical bills, take time off to heal, and lead as comfortable a life as possible, considering your injuries. Thankfully, Grant Law Office is here to offer you the help you need. If your or someone you loved has suffered serious nerve damage due to someone else’s negligence, then you should call us at (404) 995-3955 for a free consultation.
There are three kinds of nerves that run through the body, each with their own job and function. The seriousness of your injury as well as the symptoms you experience will depend on which kind of nerve was injured and where in the body that nerve connects to. The three kinds of nerves are:
Motor nerves: The motor nerves are the ones responsible for your body’s ability to move. They send signals from your brain to your individual body parts and vice versa, which allows your body parts to be controlled and moved. When these nerves become damaged, it could leave you unable to move some parts or, all of, your body.
Sensory nerves: These nerves are what send signals of pain, temperature, and texture to the brain. They allow you to feel the world and thus properly react to potential dangers. For example, if you stick your hand into a flame, and don’t feel any pain, you are a lot less likely to pull your hand back to safety. When your sensory nerves become damaged, it limits your ability to feel, which can leave you more prone to injuries and accidents.
Automatic nerves: The automatic nerves allow your body to function without you having to consciously think about it. Things such as breathing, your heartbeat, sweating, and digestion are all controlled by your automatic nerves. When severed or torn, you may experience a too fast or too slow heartbeat, difficulty breathing, sudden nausea and vomiting, and even excessive sweating.
Your nerves run from your brain through your spine to the different parts of your body. They act as an informational highway, sending signals to your brain so that you can react to the world around you. While the spine helps protect your nerves, it cannot withstand the force of a hard impact or shrapnel. This means that there are a number of serious accidents that could easily lead to severe nerve damage. Some of the most common of these accidents include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bike accidents
- Pool accidents
- Defective or faulty products
These kinds of accidents, especially those involving vehicle collisions, can inflict a severe impact on your back and the other parts of your body. This may break bones, cause injury to your brain, and, of course, damage your spine and the nerves within. When this happens, the most important thing is that you receive medical treatment as soon as possible. While not all nerve damage is fatal, the longer you wait to get help, the more likely it is that you will suffer further injuries, or that your injuries will become permanent.
Given the incredible need to receive medical assistance quickly after suffering nerve damage, it is important to know the symptoms of these particular injuries. After a serious accident, you will have adrenaline pumping through your veins, numbing you to pain and other key senses. This can fool you into believing you aren’t injured, especially if the damage isn’t obvious from a quick look over. However, even if you don’t have any obvious breaks, lacerations, or bruises, you shouldn’t assume that you aren’t injured. Instead, seek medical assistance, and while at the hospital, pay close attention to your body and watch out for the following symptoms:
- Extreme sensitivity to light, temperature, and touch
- Sudden and prolonged numbness
- A tingling sensation
- Burning or sensation of extreme heat
- Lowered or loss of sensation
- Paralysis in limbs or entire body
- Uncontrollable twitching
More long-term symptoms that you may not immediately notice also include:
- Lowered or lost libido
- Loss of bladder control
- Loss of bowel control
- Muscle atrophy
- Excessive sweating of feet or hands
If you notice any of these symptoms after a serious accident, you should seek medical assistance immediately. Always keep in mind that only some of your nerves may be damaged, which means you may experience some of these symptoms in specific body parts or all across your entire body, ranging from isolated paralysis or pain. Sadly, even if you do get your nerve damage treated quickly, that does not mean that there won’t be a serious impact on your life.
Nerve damage is not an easy injury to live with. Stretches and twists of a nerve can, and likely will, heal over time, but tears and breaks may not. For example, if you are suffering numbness and paralysis in one of your arms, that may become a permanent fixture in your life. While there are many people living with paralysis who have long and happy lives, there is no denying that it is an incredibly difficult adjustment to make, both physically and emotionally.
If your nerve damage can be treated, it will likely be done through surgery and physical therapy. While both practices are necessary for you to recover as much feeling as possible, they can be costly. The surgery will be an invasive one, meaning it could easily cost you in the thousands. Your repeated trips to physical therapy could also begin to reach into the thousands as well. Paying that debt off can seem almost impossible, considering that you will take to take time off from work in order to recover and may need to leave your position altogether if your injury leaves you unable to perform your normal duties.
Given the severe impact that nerve damage can have, it would be reasonable for you to be feeling scared and stressed right now. However, keep in mind that if your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, you can file a claim against them and their insurance provider. They will fight you tooth and nail, but with the help of an experienced attorney, you may be able to recover the settlement or jury verdict you need to heal comfortably.
The nerves are a key part of your body. Without them, you can’t feel, move, or even breathe. Sadly, they are also very fragile, and any number of accidents can lead to serious nerve damage. If your nerve injuries were caused by someone else’s actions, then you deserve fair and proper compensation.
That is where Grant Law Office comes in. We are experienced Atlanta personal injury attorneys that want nothing more than to help our clients get the settlement that they deserve. For a shot at fair compensation, call us at (404) 995-3955 to make a free consultation.
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