When nerve damage is caused by a car accident it can cause severe physical pain and might even leave a victim disabled from regular daily functioning. There are unique challenges that are presented with proving nerve damage following an accident when you are pursuing a settlement. That is why it is very important that you know what you can expect from this process. Our car accident lawyers at The Weinstein Firm are here to assist you.
Since crucial messages are carried by your nerves from your brain to other parts of your body, when these nerves are damaged it is something that needs to be taken seriously and should be immediately treated. Nerve damage can be caused by a number of things and affect you in many different ways. Nerve damage may affect the functioning of important parts of the body like your:
If you or a loved one has suffered nerve damage as a result of being involved in a car accident, then you deserve to know what financial recovery options are available to you.
What types of damages can be claimed in a car accident settlement for nerve damage?
It is actually a simpler answer than you might think. All of your expenses that relate to your nerve damage (as well as your other injuries) should all be included in your car accident settlement. Also, you may be able to recover additional money to help with offsetting the impact that the car accident has had on your life.
There are often substantial medical bills associated with nerve damage and it can often significantly impact the ability of a victim to work and live as they did prior to their accident. Even if they are able to do so, it can take many years to recover completely after rehabilitation and treatment.
If you sustained nerve damage as a result of being in a car accident, then a personal injury attorney can assist you with pursuing financial recovery for the nerve damage injuries that you have experienced along with the pain and suffering that comes with these injuries. Damages for pain and suffering, under the law, are intended to compensate victims for the pain and suffering that they have experienced following the accident – and will likely be experiencing in the future as well. Your lawyer can help to estimate the amount of your damages that relate to nerve damage caused by the accident. It can include the following:
- Injuries that are suffering right after an accident need to be documented as thoroughly as possible through medical records and pictures.
- Injuries requiring ongoing or long-term treatment, like physical therapy, which normally is needed when nerve damage has occurred.
- Permanent losses associated with pain or physical discomfort.
- Also, you can recover money to help offset any changes in your ability to work at all or perform your job.
Nerve damage isn’t always evident immediately after an accident occurs and may take time for its most serious symptoms to show, like paralysis, loss of strength, lightheadedness or dizziness, trouble speaking, or tingling in your extremities. That is why it is very important to immediately see a doctor if you suspect you have suffered nerve damage.
Damages also can include mental pain and suffering such as:
- Shock or fear
- Mood swings
- Social disorders
- Depression or anxiety
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Any pain and suffering needs to be documented as thoroughly as possible. These will be used as proof by your car accident attorney of what you have endured due to your nerve damage caused by the accident.
How does a settlement for nerve damage work?
Damages for pain and suffering may end up being significant for an individual who has suffered nerve damage as a result of a car accident. Physical damage ranges from minimal up to life-long disability and severe pain. Having to live with nerve damage also can potentially include damages for psychological and mental issues that are a result of the condition.
A settlement in those cases can be very challenging since it is difficult to assign a specific amount of money to pain and suffering that is caused by nerve damage. That is where it can be very helpful to work with a car accident attorney who will compile the evidence that is needed to present to a jury in the event that your case goes to trial. You also need to have medical experts to provide testimony who have seen you and treated your nerve damage along with any other evidence that demonstrates the pain and suffering that you have endured.
If you have sustained nerve damage caused by a car accident that you are dealing with, you don’t want to miss out on the useful financial recovery that you truly deserve for all that you have suffered. Although it is true that money cannot make everything right, it can help you with getting back on your feet while you are dealing with the costs and aftermath of your accident. Our attorneys at The Weinstein Firm can assist you. Give us a call at 770-HELP-NOW or fill out our contact form today for your FREE consultation so that we can discuss your case with you.