The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that over 2.24 million injuries occur each year in the United States as a result of automobile accidents. Of this number, many of the injured victims suffer from nerve damage. There are over 100 different types of nerve damages that required multiple forms of treatments and surgeries.
Nerve damage can affect every part of the body and is a major concern for many automobile accident victims. Many drivers experience nerve damage in the arms, legs, face, feet, hands, shoulders and may lose other important functions of the body. With nerve damage injuries, it is imperative to seek medical attention immediately following an accident.
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Causes of Nerve Damage
Any form of car accident could ultimately lead to nerve damage. Nerve damage can be caused by specific traumas or injuries, so when an opposing vehicle strikes yours, you are put at high risk for these types of injuries. Some common automobile injuries that could lead to nerve damage include:
- Head Injuries
- Internal Injuries
- Loss of Limb
- Neck and Back Injuries
- Rib and Torso Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Whiplash Injuries
The severity of the injuries sustained from an accident also depends on the type of accident. Many auto accidents not only leave the victims in physical pain, but can also lead to expensive medical bills for the victim to properly recover. With the help from an experienced Tennessee auto accident lawyer, you may be able to recover for these losses.
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Symptoms of Nerve Damage Injuries
Most nerve damage injuries significantly vary in terms of pain and actual damage. Some accidents may cause minor damage to the body due to damaged nerves, while others are able to cause permanent changes in ones life. There are over one-hundred types of nerve damages that can occur, which cause permanent damage, as a result of an automobile accident. Thus, it is imperative for all injured victims to seek medical attention and keep records of any physical pain or damage.
As we may know, nerves play a huge role in the overall function of the human body. Every action that takes place, both involuntary and voluntary, take place through the sending of an electric signal action potential sent through the nervous system. Often it is difficult to differentiate nerve damage from the aches and pains associated with being involved in an collision; therefore it is necessary to seek medical attention right away.
Many common signs of nerve damage include:
- Positional awareness problems
- Heavy sweating
- Unable to sweat
- Dry mouth and/or eyes
- Muscle atrophy
- Sexual dysfunction
- Lack of bladder control
These symptoms include both sensory nerve damage, motor nerve damage, and autonomic nerve damage. Symptoms are typically found in one of these three categories; however it is possible to for a victim to experience multiple symptoms. Many of these symptoms also may not appear for hours or days after an accident has occurred. This is why it is important to document any signs or symptoms you may experience to help your doctor establish the corresponding treatment for your injury. In addition, this information can play a critical role in future legal proceedings.
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Contact An Experienced Tennessee Lawyer Today
At Greg Coleman Law we strongly believe that negligent individuals need to be held responsible and accountable for their actions.
With our primary office in Knox County, TN our Knoxville personal injury attorneys are able to help auto accident injury victims, and are licensed to practice law across the state of Tennessee. Our firm has won over $250 Million in successful verdicts and settlements for our clients, and provides the knowledge and experience necessary to handle your automobile injury litigation.
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