If you have recently been involved in a serious accident, chances are you suffered severe injuries, including nerve damage. Nerve damage is incredibly common. Even injuries that are usually considered “minor,” such as whiplash, can lead to serious damage to your nerves. However, there is nothing minor about nerve damage. It can leave you partially paralyzed, unable to feel, and even unable to breathe on your own.
If you are suffering from nerve damage as a result of someone else’s negligence, then you have the right to compensation from the at-fault party. Getting the compensation can be difficult, however, especially if you are working on your own. To speak with our skilled Dallas personal injury attorneys from The Lenahan Law Firm, call us at (214) 295-1008. We are ready to help you get the settlement you deserve.
Just as different organs in your body perform different tasks, so do your nerves. This means that the consequences you suffer following nerve damage will depend on the kind of nerve that was damaged, and where it was located. There are three categories of nerves, each with its own function in the body.
Motor nerves: Your motor nerves allow your brain to control the functions of your body parts. For example, your ability to walk is thanks to the motor nerves in your legs. Damage to these nerves means that your ability to move certain areas of your body could be impeded. In fact, paralysis is a result of permanently severed or damaged motor nerves.
Sensory nerves: Nerves are not just responsible for movement, but for also for your ability to feel temperature, texture, and even pain. The nerves that provide this function are called “sensory nerves.” When these nerves are damaged, you could lose the ability to feel pain, among your other senses, in certain parts of your body.
Autonomic nerves: While the brain is responsible for the function of your body, it does not actively control all parts of you. Organs like your lungs and heart need to be able to passively function without direct commands. This is where the autonomic nerves come in. These nerves keep parts of your body running subconsciously. If these nerves become damaged, it can impact your ability to breathe, regulate blood pressure, or even go to the bathroom.
Your nerves run from the base of your brain throughout the rest of your body. As we already discussed, they are responsible for a majority of your body’s functions, including movement, sensory input, and even subconscious actions like breathing. This means that nerve damage may not just be painful, but also life-altering.
Something as seemingly minor as a cut across your hand, for example, could sever the nerves, leaving you unable to move your fingers. Any serious accident can cause such damage. Some of the most common we have seen, however, are:
- Auto collisions
- Motorcycle wrecks
- Truck crashes
- Pedestrian collisions
- Bike collisions
- Oilfield accidents
- Swimming pool falls
- Workplace accidents
This is just a small list of the kinds of scenarios that could lead to serious nerve injury. Sadly, these accidents are often the result of one person or company’s negligence. This can leave victims dealing with severe injuries while the person who injured them walks away without any consequences. We at The Lenahan Law Firm think that is reprehensible. We encourage those suffering from severe injuries caused by a negligent party to seek compensation by filing a claim.
Nerve injuries can have a profound impact on your life. The cost to treat these wounds is often incredibly high, leaving victims in deep medical debt. On top of that, paying off this debt can be next to impossible, as nerve damage often leaves people unable to work for extended periods of time, if at all. That is why it is incredibly important for nerve damage victims to understand all of their options for financial recovery. One of the best paths to take is filing a claim against the at-fault party.
When you file a claim, it allows you to demand that the at-fault party and his or her insurance provider hand over compensation high enough to cover your financial losses, as well as compensate your emotional suffering. When you file a successful claim, you can receive compensation for:
- Past and future medical bills
- Loss of job opportunities
- Lost wages
- Therapy bills
- Emotional trauma
- Pain and suffering
- Lowered quality of life
If you have suffered nerve damage in Dallas as a result of someone else’s negligence, then you are well within your rights to file a claim. However, that does not mean that your claim will automatically be successful. In order to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve, you need to work with an experienced Dallas nerve damage lawyer who can fight for a high settlement.
No one should be left shouldering the burden of a mistake that wasn’t their own. If you have been seriously injured due to a negligent person in Dallas or Fort Worth, then you deserve compensation. We at The Lenahan Law Firm specialize in catastrophic injuries in Dallas, which means that we only take on a few clients every year. This allows us to give in-depth support and guidance to our clients through this difficult process. If we sound like the firm for you, then call us at (214) 295-1008 and tell us about your case.