Some injuries are obvious immediately after a car accident. For example, if a person suffers a significant spinal cord injury, evidence of their injury is likely clear at the site of the accident. Other types of injury are not always so obvious. Case in point, nerve damage can lie dormant for weeks or months after the accident that caused it. Read on to learn more and then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 602-340-0030 to speak to an experienced Phoenix personal injury attorney.
The Role of Nerves in Your Body
Nerves are essential parts of the body. They allow messages to move back and forth between your body and your brain. If you suffer an injury in the tissue that surrounds a nerve, or injure the nerve itself, trauma or compression can occur. This can lead to serious nerve damage.
The Long-Term Impact of Injured Nerves
Nerve damage can have both short-term and long-term implications. Depending on what parts of the body the nerve damage occurred, it could affect a person’s senses, their movement, and their brain. In worst-case scenarios, it could also result in paralysis. For many victims, the worst part of nerve damage is the chronic pain that can reduce their quality of life and require expensive medical treatments.
Signs and Symptoms of Nerve Damage
As mentioned above, not all nerve damage is immediately obvious. In some cases, you may not realize you are experiencing nerve damage for weeks or months. Some of the most common symptoms of nerve damage include:
- Tingling sensations in the affected part of the body;
- Decreased sensitivity;
- Having a hard time with movement;
- Burning sensation.
If you experience any or all of the above symptoms and they do not go away on their own, then you should talk to a doctor to determine if you have experienced nerve damage or if something else is going on.
Talk to a Personal Injury Attorney if You Have Experienced Nerve Damage in an Accident
If you have been involved in an accident and have suffered nerve damage, the person who is at fault for that accident should be held accountable. The easiest way to find out if you have legal options is to contact a personal injury attorney at The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker. Just call us at 602-340-0030 to request a free case evaluation.
In the event that you have grounds for a case and we decide to take on that case, we will do so on a contingency basis. What does this mean for you? It means you will not owe us a penny in legal fees until we win your case. Call us now to learn more.