The human nervous system is incredibly sensitive, and sustaining head or neck injuries after an auto or truck accident is fairly common. Even a minor fender bender can leave you with Neuropathy, or nerve damage. After being injured in a car accident, no matter how severe, it is extremely important to contact a professional personal injury lawyer to evaluate your case. Insurance companies will try their hardest to save money on payouts, often at the victim’s expense. The road to recovery can be costly, especially with nerve damage — Combining the costs of medical bills on top of time away from work can severely hurt your bank account. It’s our job to ensure these companies pay what is owed in full.
Types of Neuropathy
The three most common types of nerve damage after a car accident are whiplash, lacerations, and blunt-force-trauma.
Whiplash: sudden jerking motion to the head and neck that stretches or pinches the nerves
Lacerations: deep cuts in the skin and muscle tissue that severs nerves in the affected area
Blunt-Force Trauma: physical damage via impact to the body that does not break the skin, but can compress nerves
Treating Nerve Damage
After a car accident, it is imperative that you seek medical attention as soon as possible. Even if you don’t feel like you need immediate treatment, whiplash can take several days to fully manifest. Only a trained medical professional can determine the severity of your damages and the best way to treat your injuries. Some symptoms of nerve damage include: full or partial paralysis of limbs and appendages such as fingers and toes; muscle weakness or pain; twitching or uncontrolled movements of muscles; a prickling sensation; tingling or numbness on the skin or in limbs; or increased sensitivity on the skin to hot and cold temperatures.
Depending on the sustained injuries, treatment can include: symptomatic pain relief, prescribed rest and exercise, physical therapy, surgery, or prescribed mobility aides such as walkers, canes, or wheelchairs.
After more than 25 years representing personal injury victims in car and motorcycle accidents, the personal injury lawyers at Reyes Browne Reilley has seen the consequences of dangerous driving habits first-hand. If you have sustained injuries because of an accident, contact us for a free case review. Fill out our form online, or call (214) 526-7900 for your FREE consultation – we will get you on the road to recovery.