Car accidents can result in various types of injuries to victims. There are some cases where an individual may walk out of a car accident unharmed. However, car accidents may result in minor injuries or in very serious injuries such as nerve damage. Such injuries can result in serious consequences to the victim. By filing a personal injury claim this can help the victim recover compensation for the expenses linked with the injuries. This article will discuss nerve damage associated with car accidents. Nerves serve an important role in the body, they allow humans to live normal and healthy lives. As such when these nerves are damaged the results can be quite severe. Sometimes nerve damage causes victims to suffer debilitating consequences. Such damage may be permanent and may prevent the victim from ever being able to work.
There are a many types of nerve damage that can surface after an individual is involved in a car accident. Each type of nerve damage carries its own unique series of symptoms and potential treatment options. In most cases nerve damage is caused due to the nerve feeling pressure, being stretched or severed. One of the most common types of nerve damage occurs due to whiplash. Whiplash is a form of nerve damage. It is caused by the movement of the head and neck jerking back and forth. Thus, the jerking movement results in nerves being stretched or pinched.
Lacerations and Blunt Force
Another common type of nerve damage occurs because of lacerations. Lacerations are deep cuts in the skin. These injuries can sometimes be deep enough to reach the nerves and sever them in that area of the body. Blunt force trauma can also cause nerve damage. When an accident victim hits their head, arms, legs or other body parts on a hard surface. The force of hitting a body part on a hard surface can result in the victim compressing their nerves.