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Personal Injury: Nerve Damage


There are many different types of injuries that one can face when being involved in accidents, but one that is often misunderstood is nerve damage. This type of injury can have very long-lasting impacts on the lives of those who suffer it, and it’s important to understand more about it if you’ve ben involved in any kind of accident.

What Is Nerve Damage?

The first step is simply figuring out more about what nerve damage is and how it can impact your life. Nerve damage is related to soft tissue injuries in most cases, and it occurs when any kind of incident impacts the electrical impulses moving through the body.

There are three key types of nerves in the human body. These are:

  • Motor Nerves – These are in charge of controlling movements and actions and carry signals from your brain to your muscles.
  • Autonomic Nerves – These control the various essential involuntary activities of the body including things like heart rate, breathing, digestion, and so on.
  • Sensory Nerves – These are the nerves that allow you to feel pain, smell things, and experience the other sensations that we’re accustomed to experiencing.

When damage to any of the nerves occurs, it can impact the different aspects of your body that the damaged nerves are responsible for controlling. Damage occurs in the brain, spinal cord, and in periphery nerves that radiate out through the body and then back to the central nervous system. As such, nerve damage can occur nearly anywhere.

What Symptoms Can Occur With Nerve Damage?Nerve damage can lead to a wide range of symptoms depending on the specific nerves involved. Some symptoms include:

  • Dry eyes
  • Constipation
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Dizziness
  • Sweating issues
  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty sensing pain
  • Pain with no apparent cause
  • Paralysis
  • Muscle atrophy
  • Difficulty controlling the body
  • Numbness and tingling

And those are just a few examples. You’ll need to visit a physician in order to be properly diagnosed, of course, but a few basic tests will usually be able to determine the extent of any nerve damage if it is indeed present.

Personal Injury Cases And Nerve Damage

Personal injury law often involves nerve damage caused by accidents that were triggered through neglect or recklessness. However, one of the most unique aspects of nerve damage related cases is that the intangible impact of the damage will have more abstract impact on potential settlements or damages awarded.

The reason is simple – everything from mental and emotional pain to financial hardships to just living the rest of your life with a nerve-related pain problem can occur in these types of injuries. And the pain and suffering caused by them can be very difficult to place a dollar figure on. In these types of cases, juries award damages based on their assessment of the situation at hand. This can be very large in some instances.

That’s also why many insurance companies settle out of court where nerve damage is involved – the risk of huge settlements is too great to ignore. However, it all starts with a good attorney on your side. These cases are among the most difficult to prove due to the complexities of the injuries and of proving their impact on one’s life. As such, finding a good attorney is of paramount importance when you’re suffering from nerve damage.

Our team can help. With offices throughout Florida and experience in managing personal injury cases involving nerve damage, our personal injury lawyers can get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to learn more.

Attorney David Goldman has a strong belief that everyone should be treated fairly and those with the means should do what they can to bring justice in all areas of our society. That belief has led him to help Florida's injured from being taken advantage of by corporations and insurance companies. Since 1989 David Goldman has been fighting for the rights of Floridians both as an attorney and by personally supporting our community.

Personal Injury: Nerve Damage

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