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 Los Angeles lawyer at Effres & Associates to discuss filing a claim for compensation.
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:
Damages for nerve injuries 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, physical impairment, inconvenience, emotional distress, and the anxiety that he or she suffers. When people suffer from nerve injuries, they may be dealing with chronic and consistent pain while performing even the most basic activities. They also may be dealing with functional impairment or loss of sensation. These types of injuries go hand in hand with the emotional and mental suffering that comes with persistent symptoms on a daily basis.
Claiming damages will depend significantly on your ability to establish the severity of the injury through percipient witness testimony, medical expert testimony, and the results of diagnostic tests.
If you or a loved one has suffered a nerve injury in an accident in Southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura, and all surrounding counties, call a lawyer at Effres & Associates to discuss filing a claim for compensation.
Call (818) 696-4234 to schedule a consultation with a Los Angeles personal injury attorney at our firm.