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Nerve damage after an accident can lead to severe pain, loss of feeling, and loss of function. However, proving the nature and extent of these harms can be challenging. If you have suffered nerve injury in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, speak to a lingual nerve injury lawyer at Effres & Associates to discuss filing a claim for compensation.
Causes of Nerve Injuries
Trauma in a variety of forms can cause nerve damage. You may suffer nerve damage and injuries in a car or motorcycle accident, or due to medical negligence.
Nerve damage can be caused by a variety of injuries, including but not limited to:
- Electrical injuries
- Gunshot wounds
- Medical negligence
- Car, truck, bicycle, and motorcycle accidents
- Construction site accidents
Lingual Nerve Injury
Lingual nerve injuries can result from carelessly performed lower wisdom tooth extractions. Dentists and oral surgeons are trained to keep sharp instrumentation away from the anatomically known location of the lingual nerve when performing the extraction. Failure to do so can result in severing the lingual nerve, which will cause permanent taste loss, numbness, and in some cases permanent pain. Patients who experience persistent symptoms following a lower wisdom tooth extraction should promptly contact a surgeon who specializes in lingual nerve repair.
How to Calculate Damages for Nerve Injury in Your Claim
Damages for nerve injury are typically calculated as part of the pain and suffering damages in a claim. These human losses are some of the more challenging damages to quantify. They also comprise a significant proportion of the damages in a nerve injury case.
Human losses can involve not just the physical pain that the person suffers, but also the mental suffering, emotional distress, and the anxiety that he or she suffers. When people suffer from nerve injuries, they’re dealing not just with chronic and consistent pain while performing even the most basic activities, but also the emotional and mental exhaustion that comes with dealing with pain on a daily basis. Chronic pain is also linked to a higher risk of anxiety, depression, and other psychological disorders.
Claiming damages will depend significantly on your ability to establish the severity of the injury through medical expert testimony and the results of diagnostic tests.
If you or a loved one has suffered a nerve injury in an accident, call a lingual nerve injury lawyer at Effres & Associates to discuss filing a claim for compensation. Call (818) 222-9720 or (213) 986-9560 to schedule a consultation with an attorney at our firm today.
- Airplane Crash $10,000,000
- Medical Malpractice $6,786,774
- Product Liability $4,545,000
- Auto Accident $4,099,000
- Dental Malpractice $2,300,000
- Police Misconduct $1,400,000
- Motorcycle Accident $1,000,000
- Premises Liability $625,000
- Negligence $4,850,000
- Construction Accident $3,205,000
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