Santa Ana Nerve Damage and Paralysis Attorneys
We Advocate for Victims of Nerve Injuries
After a serious accident, it is very likely you suffered some degree of nerve damage. Chronic pain, mobility issues, and paralysis are all linked to nerve damage. While doctors nowadays have a better understanding of these types of injuries and how to treat them, the costs are high.
If you suffered nerve damage due to someone else’s negligent actions, you may be able to file a personal injury claim for compensation. You can ask for money to pay for your surgery, therapy, medication, and much more.
HN Injury Lawyers has stood by many accident victims throughout Santa Ana and successfully recovered compensation on their behalf. We can handle every aspect of your case, from proving who’s to blame to fighting to get all of your bills paid. Call (657) 333-5726 today to get a free consultation with a compassionate Santa Ana nerve injury attorney.
What Are Common Types of Nerve Damage and Paralysis?
“Nerve damage” is an umbrella term. The actual injury can vary depending on how it was inflicted (type of trauma) and where on the body it occurred. For example, a deep laceration in the shoulder caused by an assault may slice a nerve, which can cause permanent paralysis of the arm if it is not repaired immediately. Or, if a pedestrian is struck by a car, the nerves in his hips can be squashed or stretched, leading to chronic pain and difficulties walking.
In our experience, the most common types of nerve damage include:
- Chronic pain, often in the neck and back after an accident
- Difficulties controlling a limb
- Weakness and muscle atrophy
- Difficulty feeling temperature changes, pain, and other sensations
- Twitching or spasms
- Tingling or a pins-and-needles feeling in the affected area
- Paralysis, such as quadriplegia, paraplegia, hemiplegia, or monoplegia
No matter what, nerve damage is a serious condition that should be reviewed by a doctor. Treatment may be possible, but you should not delay. Lifelong pain, paralysis, and other medical conditions can arise as a result.
What Are Symptoms of Nerve Damage?
After you’ve been in a serious accident, you may be in shock and filled with adrenaline. If you have no open wounds or obvious injuries, you may assume that you are okay and do not need medical attention. However, many clients have come to us shortly after accidents, realizing that they are now dealing with chronic pain or have difficulties moving certain body parts. Nerve damage is not always an obvious condition.
If you have recently been in an accident, you should visit a local doctor, clinic, or emergency room in Orange County as soon as possible to review your symptoms. With nerve damage, the common symptoms are:
- A pins-and-needles feeling
- Tingling in one part of the body, such as the fingers or toes
- Excessive sweating
- Fatigue and muscle weakness
- Sharp, burning pain with no obvious cause
- Dry eyes and mouth
- Difficulties moving a digit or limb
What Causes Chronic Pain and Paralysis?
If the body suffers a severe laceration or blow, its various nerves may have difficulties communicating with the brain. When the brain cannot send messages through the spinal cord to the body part, it can lead to tingling, a burning pain, or even paralysis in that body part. Also, blows to the back can lead to spinal cord injuries (SCIs), which have a high chance of developing into paralysis.
For many people we’ve worked with, nerve damage was a harsh reality after:
- Car accidents, especially between larger vehicles and pedestrians or bicyclists
- Motorcycle accidents, including those that led to biker’s arm or leg injuries
- Trucking accidents
- Falls that caused damage to the back, neck, or head
- Dog attacks, often due to broken bones in the wrists
- Third and fourth-degree burns
Recovering Compensation After an Accident
Accidents happen. But if a negligent person caused that accident, then you should be able to file a personal injury claim against that person to get compensation.
For nerve damage, the costs can be high. Many victims have to deal with expensive medical bills brought on by surgery, physical therapy, and medication. In the long term, they may have to deal with the harsh reality of being left with chronic pain or disabilities as a result of their injuries. They may require assisted living equipment, modifications to their homes and vehicles, and multiple rehabilitation sessions to regain mobility.
Nerve damage can also heavily impact a career. We know many hard-working Santa Ana residents who had to leave their jobs due to the pain of their injuries or because a disability limited their capabilities. Even if you only had to leave work temporarily until you completed treatment, all of your lost wages should be included in your list of damages.
Lastly, chronic pain is a common condition after a nerve injury. While it may be difficult to put a price on your physical and emotional trauma, the state of California does allow accident victims to pursue these damages in a claim. Our team at HN Injury Lawyers has fought for many clients to receive pain and suffering damages and we can do the same for you.
Even after you have calculated the full costs of your injuries, the real challenge comes with dealing with the at-fault party’s insurance company. Whether this is an auto insurance company or business liability company, you can expect it to dismiss your injuries, devalue your claim, or deny liability altogether in the name of profits.
Work With a Dedicated Legal Team
At HN Injury Lawyers, our Santa Ana accident attorneys never take a backseat during a case and always put clients first when dealing with dismissive insurance companies. With more than 50 years of combined experience under our belts, we know how underhanded insurers can be and the many ways they try to dismiss nerve injury claims. But most of all, we know how to fight back.
If you suffered a nerve injury because of someone else’s negligence, you deserve to receive proper compensation for your trauma. Our team at HN Injury Lawyers can provide the strength and support you need during this difficult time in your life. We can handle every aspect of your case, from helping you get in touch with experienced doctors to collecting evidence to support your claim to negotiating for compensation on your behalf.
If you are worried about money, you can rest easy knowing that we work on a contingency-fee basis and do not get paid unless you do. There are no upfront fees when you work with us, and we can sit down with you immediately in a free consultation to talk about your case. Call us today at (657) 333-5726 to get started.
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