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Car Accident / 9.27.2023

Can I Sue for Nerve Damage After a Car Accident?

Obtaining Compensation If You Sustain Nerve Damage in a Collision

Injuries in a car accident can range in severity. In some cases, they may be relatively minor, but in others, they are serious or even life-threatening. Nerve damage, for instance, is common after a car accident. Nerve damage can cause long-term health problems that can affect nearly every aspect of your life. 

At Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A., we represent individuals who have suffered nerve damage and other serious injuries in car accidents throughout Mississippi. Our lawyers will work with you to determine the best course of legal action. We fight for our clients, always working to get them the largest recovery possible. If you were injured in a car crash, contact our office to schedule a free consultation. 

Types of Nerve Damage After Car Accidents

Nerve damage can impact your everyday functions. It can make it difficult to perform even the most basic skills, such as carrying in groceries or sitting at a desk for long periods of time. If you believe that you have suffered nerve damage as a result of a car accident, you might be entitled to compensation. You need to speak with an attorney to determine if you have a valid claim for damages.

Types of nerve damage:

Neurapraxia - Neurapraxia is the mildest form of peripheral nerve injury. It can cause a temporary loss of sensation. With neurapraxia, the nerve structure is not broken or destroyed, allowing injury victims to make a full recovery.

Axonotmesis - Axonotmesis occurs when the inner neurons of a nerve have sustained damage. Axonotmesis can cause permanent paralysis. These injuries are generally serious.

Neurotmesis - Neurotmesis is the most severe form of nerve injury. It causes a complete severing of the nerve and is permanent. Treatment for neurotmesis may involve surgical intervention.

If you sustained any form of nerve damage after a car accident, you need to speak with a lawyer. You might be able to file a claim for damages.

Common Nerve Injuries

Nerve injuries may vary depending on the type of collision you are involved in. It is important to note that even low-speed collisions, such as fender benders, can result in serious nerve damage.

Common nerve injuries after a car accident:

  • Whiplash
  • Herniated disc
  • Pinched nerves
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Neuropathy

Even if you were partially at fault for your injuries, you may still be able to obtain compensation for your damages. A lawyer can explain how to pursue a claim based on the individual circumstances of your case.

Pursuing Compensation for Nerve Damage

In order to pursue compensation for your nerve damage, you will need to prove that another party was at least partially to blame for your injuries. Proving liability can be hard without the help of a lawyer. A lawyer will be able to conduct an independent investigation into your case and determine who or what caused your injuries.

Contact Our Office to Schedule a Free Consultation

If you suffered nerve damage after a car crash, contact our office to schedule a free consultation. Our lawyers will help you get the financial recovery you deserve after an accident. Call now to get started.

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