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Posted 10/15/2017

Nerve Damage After an Auto Accident

Nerve Damage After an Auto Accident

Car accidents can cause serious injuries, including nerve damage. These injuries can have lasting consequences, including ongoing pain, loss of the use of limbs or extremities, inability to return to work, and permanent disability. 

If you’ve suffered nerve damage as a result of an auto accident, speak to a personal injury attorney right away to find out whether you are entitled to compensation.

Types of Nerve Damage

Many types of nerve damage can occur due to an auto accident. One of the most common occurs as a result of whiplash, a common car accident injury that occurs when the head jerks suddenly forward and back in an accident. As a result, the nerves of the head and neck can wind up pinched or stretched. 

Lacerations can also cause nerve damage if they reach deep enough to affect the nerves. Blunt-force trauma can also cause compression of the nerves or other forms of nerve damage. Both of these types of injuries are common in car accidents.

Symptoms of Nerve Damage

The symptoms of nerve damage can range from pain or discomfort to partial or full paralysis. They can include the following:

  • Prickling sensations

  • Numbness or tingling in the skin or limbs

  • Muscle pain or weakness

  • Full or partial paralysis of the toes, arms, fingers, or legs

Uncontrolled muscle movements, twitching of the muscles, and increased skin sensitivity to temperature changes can also be symptoms of nerve damage. Treating nerve damage can lead to huge medical bills, and the damage itself can impact your ability to return to work. 

Contact Experienced Injury Lawyers at Joel H. Schwartz, PC

Recovery from nerve damage often takes years, and full recovery may be impossible. If you have suffered nerve damage in an auto accident, speak to a car accident attorney today. 

Let the attorneys at Joel H. Schwartz, PC help you get the compensation you deserve as you try to move forward. Call for a free consultation at 1-800-660-2270 or complete the contact form on our website today.

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