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Any damage to a person’s nerves is not the most visible type of injury an accident victim can suffer, but the wounds can cause an extreme amount of pain and discomfort that dramatically alters that person’s life. Whiplash, blunt-force trauma, and lacerations are a few of the most common types of nerve damage that people sustain in automobile or workplace accidents.
Insurance companies are generally dismissive of the actual financial hardship that these types of injuries can cause for victims. People with serious nerve injuries may be unable to return to work and can also require several months or even years of very costly medical treatment.
If you suffered any kind of nerve damage in an accident caused by another party’s negligence, it will be in your best interest to have legal representation in order to get the compensation that you need and deserve. Ciccarelli Law Offices has several decades of combined legal experience fighting for accident victims.
Our personal injury attorneys in West Chester, PA, work as a team to help clients throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania, including communities in Philadelphia County, Lancaster County, Montgomery County, Chester County, and Delaware County. Let our lawyers review your case during a free consultation by calling (610) 719-3190 or sending an online contact form right now.
Nerve damage may cause muscle weakness, numbness in certain limbs, or increased sensitivity to certain temperatures. In addition tremendous pain and suffering, nerve injury victims can also face extraordinary financial hardship because of the costs of lost income and medical expenses associated with rehabilitation and therapy.
People can suffer a wide variety of complex injuries to their nerves. A few examples include, but are not limited to:
Certain types of nerve damage result from repetitive stress to one area of a person’s body. In many other cases, nerve injuries are the result of a single traumatic event.
Some of the most common incidents in which the negligence of another party causes a victim to suffer nerve damage include, but are not limited to:
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) | Pinched Nerve Information Page — The NINDS is a federal government agency that is part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and conducts and funds research on brain and nervous system disorders. This particular page of the NINDS website discusses pinched nerves, with information on treatment, prognosis, and research about the injuries. You can also find a disorder index or search for specific conditions to learn more about other nerve injuries.
Nerve Injuries | OrthoInfo — This American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) website has a wealth of information about musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. You can learn more about the anatomy of nerves as well as the causes of injuries, surgical treatment, and recovery. You can also find additional information regarding injuries by specific parts of the body.
Nerve Conduction Studies and Electromyography in the Evaluation of Peripheral Nerve Injuries — This article published in the University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal in 1999 examines peripheral nerve injuries. The paper discusses the structure of the peripheral nerve, response to nerve injuries, and electrodiagnostic studies following acute nerve injuries. The article also contains charts, including a flow chart that demonstrates the possible clinical examination schedules.
Did you sustain any kind of nerve damage injury following an accident that was the result of another party’s negligence? It is enormously important for you to retain legal counsel.
Ciccarelli Law Offices has office locations in Plymouth Meeting, Springfield, Philadelphia, King of Prussia, Lancaster, Kennett Square, West Chester, and Radnor.
Our experienced personal injury attorneys in Chester County will provide a complete evaluation of your case and help you understand all of your legal options as soon as you call (610) 719-3190 to schedule a free, initial consultation.
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