Thousands of motor vehicle collisions occur each month throughout the state of North Carolina. While these crashes range in severity, those catastrophic accidents often lead to serious damage such as nerve damage injuries. There are more than 100 different types of nerve damage injuries possible, requiring a wide range of treatments and surgeries. Nerve damage injuries are far more common than many North Carolina motorists would believe.
With the ability to affect almost every part of the body, peripheral nerve damage and nerve damage injuries are of serious concern for accident victims. Drivers may experience nerve damage in their legs, feet, face, shoulders, arms, hands, and many other important functions of the body. As such, it is essential for all accident victims to seek medical care immediately following any type of traffic crash. Because some nerve damage surfaces several hours or days after the accident, victims must monitor their physical state very closely.
Lewis & Keller has seen thousands of accident victims throughout North Carolina. In our many years providing personal injury legal representation, we have become deeply involved in the North Carolina community. As such, we take our role in protecting the rights of all residents seriously. If you or a loved one has suffered nerve damage injuries, our North Carolina accident lawyers are prepared to take on your case.
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Symptoms of Nerve Damage Injuries
Nerve damage injuries range significantly in terms of pain and actual damage. While some accidents cause minor physical damage due to injured nerves, others have the ability to permanently affect a person’s life. In fact, many of the more than 100 different types of nerve damages cause permanent issues for the victim. Due to the complexities of nerve damage, it is absolutely essential for injured parties to see a doctor and keep careful records of any physical pain or discomfort.
Quite literally the body’s wiring which help a massive number of functions; nerves play an essential role in the overall functionality of the body. Every single action in the body, both voluntary and involuntary, is achieved through the sending of electric signals sent in the nervous system. The symptoms associated with this kind of damage are sometimes difficult to separate from the typical aches and pains felt after any traffic collision. It is therefore imperative for all of those involved in a crash to keep a meticulous record of how they feel each and every day following the accident.
Pain and aches will be felt in areas related to where the actual damage has taken place. From the brain to the spinal cord and every other function of the body, nerve damage may produce pain anywhere in the body. The following are some of the most common symptoms of nerve damage injuries:
- Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)
- Lack of sweating (anhidrosis)
- Not able to sense chest pain (heart attack or angina)
- Dry mouth or eyes
- Muscle atrophy
- Sexual dysfunction
- Bladder dysfunction
- Positional awareness issues
These symptoms are a mix of sensory nerve damage, damage to motor nerves, and autonomic nerve damage. While injuries are commonly felt in one of the three types, it is possible for accident victims to feel a number of different types of symptoms. Due to the ability of nerve damage injuries to affect the quality of one’s life, it is incredibly important for those involved in any type of motor vehicle collision to seek medical attention.
Many of the symptoms linked to nerve damage will not appear for hours or days after the accident has occurred. For this reason, North Carolina drivers who have suffered in a crash must take a detailed record of their physical state. Any documentation of signs or symptoms will help doctors to pinpoint the issue and create a treatment plan. In addition, this information will prove to play critical role in the future legal proceedings.
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