Nerve damage is very common after car accidents. The injuries sustained in your average accidents can compress, crush, impinge, or sever nerves. Nerve injuries often accompany other common car accident injuries like herniated discs, lacerations, fractures, and bone breaks.
These injuries can result in long-term side effects, including numbness, tingling, and muscle weakness. These injuries can have a huge impact on your ability to live a normal life, and can generate huge hospital bills.
If a negligent driver caused you to suffer from nerve damage then you deserve compensation.
It depends on the severity of your injuries. Crushed or impinged nerves can heal with time, but severed nerves will not.
Doctors may prescribe any number of remedies to help your nerve injuries. Pain killers, surgery, electrical stimulation, and physical therapy are all viable treatment options. Some people will heal with the help of braces of splints.
No matter what treatment you require, you may well end up with exorbitant medical bills as you attempt to address this problem. Don’t let hospital bills force you into bankruptcy. A personal injury suit can help you pay all of your accident-related expenses.
If your nerve injuries generate any medical bills at all then you’ve suffered from tangible financial losses. These are exactly the kinds of losses a personal injury case is meant to address.
If recovering from nerve damage caused you to miss any work you deserve compensation for that lost income, too.
You should also receive a pain and suffering award for a damaged nerve. This will be a multiplier of your economic damages, one ranging from one to five. Five is for the most severe injuries, one is for the least.
So if you suffer $30,000 in economic damages and your multiplier is two, then you’d get an additional $60,000 in pain and suffering compensation.
Don’t make assumptions about your personal injury case. It’s important to have a personal injury attorney review your case facts.
Ideally you’d retain an attorney the day of the accident, or close to it. While you have two years to file a claim, cases are stronger when you start working with an attorney early. Your attorney can also take care of filing your claim with the insurance company, which prevents you from making mistakes while dealing with them.
Working with an attorney early can reduce stress and headaches associated with the case.
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