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Nerve damage is common among car accident victims

On Behalf of | Jun 3, 2022 | Car Accidents

It may come as no surprise that the outcome of a major collision could alter the very fabric of a person’s life. Car accident victims could suffer various types of injuries during the crash, some of which may lead to long-term or even permanent health complications. Nerve damage is a type of injury that remains unfortunately common among crash victims in Delaware and similar health conditions could create various challenges in life. 

Examples of symptoms

One of the most common symptoms associated with nerve damage is the presence of constant pain. Damage to nerve fibers and endings could cause pain to radiate through various parts of one’s body and can be intense in nature. In some cases, nerve damage could also cause one to suffer numbness or loss of sensation in certain areas or lead to issues with constant bouts of tingling sensations. 

Nerve damage or compression could also lead to general muscle weakness or even loss of function in the affected areas. Similar health concerns could affect one’s mobility or ability to balance, or even make it difficult to grasp or hold objects. Lack of sensation in the extremities stemming from nerve damage may also cause one’s hands or feet to be susceptible to falling asleep, and studies indicate that this can happen frequently and at almost any given moment. 

Suffering permanent harm

Suffering nerve damage in a car accident can be a daunting experience and the aftermath of the incident could have a lingering impact on one’s life. Individuals in Delaware who suffer permanent harm under similar scenarios may find it difficult to accept the changes to their lives, especially if the incident stems from the decisions of another party. Following the crash, a person could consider speaking with an attorney for guidance on his or her available options for restitution and assistance in navigating every stage of the subsequent process.