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Nerve Damage Caused by Vehicle Accidents

October 25, 2021 | Category: Automobile Accidents | Share

Victims of car, truck, or motorcycle accidents may have very noticeable injuries, such as abrasions, broken bones, and other obvious trauma. What is not always noticeable are the hidden injuries that may not become evident until days, weeks, or months later. The onset of these hidden injuries may present themselves as headaches or migraines that can prevent accident victims from returning to work or enjoying their lifestyles.

Nerve Damage Caused by Vehicle Accidents - SpiveyLawIt is a common occurrence for accident victims to sustain head injuries in accidents. Even what could be considered a mild collision, it can cause enough force to have victims’ heads bang against headrests, steering wheels, or side windows causing injuries resulting in neurological issues and nerve damage.

According to WebMD, there are three main types of nerves in the human body:

  1. Autonomic Nerves: These nerves control blood pressure, digestion, heart rate, and other automatic bodily functions.
  2. Motor Nerves: These nerves are what allow us to move around. Damage done to these nerves can cause problems with our ability to move as well as cause muscle weakness and spasms.
  3. Sensory Nerves: These nerves allow the spinal cord to communicate with the brain and let us know how things physically feel, like hot, cold, soft, or hard.

A reputable orthopedics association provides the common symptoms of nerve damage. They are shooting or radiating pain, numbness, tingling or prickling, and muscle weakness. When there is nerve damage, it is most common in and around the spine, which is where many car accident injuries can occur. The arms may also suffer nerve damage. After a car accident, there are other symptoms of nerve damage that include muscle spasms, sensitivity, and even burning sensations. When an accident victim feels any pain or discomfort that seems out of the ordinary, he or she should see a doctor as soon as possible.

“At the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., we work with expert medical professionals to accurately assess each victim’s brain injury. You can count on your Fort Myers personal injury lawyer to review all MRI and CT scans of the brain to determine the exact source and extent of the brain injury, and use this information to help victims collect the monetary damages they deserve following a brain injury accident,” said Attorney Randall Spivey. “If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident because of the negligence of another, please contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. after seeking medical attention. There are no costs or attorney fees until we receive a monetary recovery for you, and we are available 24/7 to assist you.”


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