A serious accident can lead to any number of internal or external injuries. One of the potentially more serious internal injuries that can occur is to a nerve. Nerve damage may require long-term care or result in permanent injury. If you have been injured in a Clarksburg accident and suffered nerve damage as a result, contact a Clarksburg personal injury attorney who can help determine liability in your accident.
Overview of Nerve Damage
Nerve damage is known in medical terms as peripheral neuropathy. This results when there is any type of disruption with nerve signals.
Nerve damage occurs when a nerve:
- Experiences pressure;
- Is stretched; or
- Is cut.
If a nerve experiences pressure or is stretched without the insulation being damaged, then healing is much easier. This type of scenario typically occurs when there is a slipped disc. However the slipped disc must be repaired quickly to avoid the nerve being severed and in order for the nerve damage to be fixed.
If a nerve is cut this is much more serious. Surgery will be required to attempt to repair the damage, however, that doesn't mean the nerve can always be repaired.
Effects of Nerve Damage
The effects of nerve damage can range from mild to severe. A mild effect of nerve damage could be that your leg falls asleep because of a compressed nerve. A severe effect of nerve damage could be paralysis or functionality issues concerning some of your internal organs.
If the nerves of the brain or spinal cord are damaged then paralysis can occur. The extent of paralysis will depend on the location of the injury. A serious accident can leave a victim completely paralyzed and change the course of their life.
If you have been involved in a serious accident that is the result of another party's negligence, then you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries.
Nerve damage can lead to extensive medical bills, including therapy or surgery. If you have suffered nerve damage in a West Virginia accident, it is important to seek the legal advice of an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to learn more about your legal options for recovering compensation through a West Virginia personal injury claim. A Clarksburg personal injury attorney can help you determine liability for your accident as well as your eligibility for filing an injury claim.
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