While painful nerve damage may be invisible to others, our attorneys & experts can help prove your damages.
Nerve damage can be debilitating and often has a profound impact on a person’s quality of life. For those suffering from painful nerve damage caused by another’s negligence or carelessness, we can help get the treatment you need and the compensation you deserve.
Nerve injuries can occur in a number of ways. From a slip and fall to an auto accident, dog bites and beyond, any physical injury has the potential to result in serious nerve damage. Unfortunately, proving the severity of your nerve damage and the extent of your pain and suffering is highly challenging due to the inherently subjective nature of “pain and suffering” claims—and insurance companies know this.
Fortunately, law firms like ours exist to help personal injury victims get the compensation needed to pay for their medical bills, future medical treatment, medication, lost wages, and more. In cases resulting in disability, you may even be able to seek additional compensation (e.g., diminished earning capacity).
At Montgomery Law, our Dallas attorneys handle all personal injury claims on a no-win no-fee basis. Our job is to ensure you get proper medical treatment, to deal with the insurance company, and to look after your best interests throughout the entire process. To learn how we can help, call us today at 214-720-6090 (local) or 1-833-720-6090 (toll-free) for a free consultation.
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Nerve Damage Ranges in Severity
Our nervous system works by sending signals throughout the body and enabling the brain, organs, and bodily systems to communicate with each other. Our autonomic nerves control involuntary functions, motor nerves generally control movement, and sensory nerves control various sensations such as touch, heat, or pain.
Unlike many other types of injuries, nerve damage isn’t always readily visible or apparent to the outside observer. Damage to motor nerves may result in muscle weakness (paresis), atrophy, cramps, and spasms, while damage to sensory nerves can result in numbness, chronic pain, tingling, burning sensations, or sensitivity to touch.
There are also several degrees of nerve damage. Neurapraxia refers to a temporary loss of motor and sensory function, axonotmesis refers to long-term or permanent motor and sensory function paralysis, and neurotmesis refers to a severed nerve that results in permanent damage.
Because nerve damage can range in severity, it’s important to seek medical attention as soon as you think something may be wrong. If left untreated, nerve damage can often worsen or become permanent. At the same time, your failure to seek medical treatment in a timely manner may be used by the insurance company in order to dispute liability.
The purpose of a claim or lawsuit is to “make the victim whole.” This means that the value of any personal injury claim is directly related to the damages/losses suffered by the victim. While some of these damages are somewhat easier to prove up (e.g., medical bills and lost wages), other types of damages are quite subjective. How do you assign a dollar value to your pain and suffering? How do you justify this amount to the insurance company?
The truth is that insurance companies always challenge these types of claims. They’ll claim that your injuries weren’t as severe as you say they are, and they’ll tell you that they can only offer you a certain amount and not a penny more. The only reason the insurance company will agree to a settlement is if they believe that you (or in this case, your attorney) can convince a jury to award more in compensation should the case go to trial.
At Montgomery Law, we can use the testimony of medical and/or vocational expert witnesses in order to justify our demand for additional compensation. This type of expert witness testimony is also useful should you require compensation for expected future medical treatment, rehabilitation, surgery, and/or assistive care.
If your nerve damage and injuries are so severe that you cannot return to work in the same capacity (or at all), you may even be able to recover compensation for lost future wages and income. After all, it’s not your fault that your earning capacity has now been reduced or diminished.
When it comes down to it, every case involving nerve damage is unique. In order to know the value of your case, you really need to speak to an attorney. Even if you’re not ready to make any decisions regarding your case, it’s important to understand your options and what to expect moving forward.
If you’ve suffered nerve damage due to the negligence, carelessness, recklessness, or intentional behavior of someone else (even an employer), we understand your concerns and we’re here to help. We can handle the entire claims process and make sure you get medical treatment regardless of your ability to pay. In fact, we work on a no-win no-fee basis, meaning you never have to risk your own money to have us help with your claim.
Our Dallas attorneys have helped countless people just like you, and we’re available 24 hours a day to answer your questions. Email us today by filling out the contact form on this page, or call our office at 214-720-6090 (local) or 1-833-720-6090 (toll-free) for a free consultation.