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Nerve Damage Injuries: Not Just a Tingling Sensation

Imagine you're playing your favorite video game, and suddenly your controller starts glitching. You're pressing buttons, but nothing's happening on the screen. Frustrating, right? Now, imagine something similar happening in your body, where the "glitches" are because of nerve damage. It's like your body's signals are getting lost or mixed up. Let's break down this complex topic into something a bit easier to digest.

What Is Nerve Damage?

Nerves are like the body's wiring system, sending signals back and forth from the brain to every part of your body. Nerve damage, then, is like a kink in the wires or a short circuit. It can mess with how you feel sensations or move parts of your body. Think of it as a phone charger that only works if you hold it in a specific position.

What Types of Nerve Damage Are There?

  • Neuropraxia: The mildest form, where the nerve is shocked but not cut. It's like when your leg falls asleep.
  • Axonotmesis: More severe, involving a stretch or crush injury to the nerve. Recovery is possible but takes time.
  • Neurotmesis: The most severe, where the nerve is completely cut. This might need surgery to fix.

Are There any Signs of Nerve Damage?

  • Pain: Dull ache to sharp, stabbing sensations.
  • Numbness or Tingling: Like when your foot falls asleep, but it doesn't wake up.
  • Weakness: Difficulty moving the affected part of your body.
  • Sensitivity: When even a light touch feels like too much.

What Are Common Causes of Nerve Damage?

Am I Entitled to Compensation a Nerve Damage Injury?

If your nerve damage is due to someone else's negligence, you might be eligible for:

  • Medical Expenses: Surgeries, medications, and physical therapy costs.
  • Lost Wages: If you can't work because of your injury.
  • Pain and Suffering: For the physical and emotional distress caused by the injury.
  • Loss of Enjoyment: If you can't participate in hobbies or activities you once loved.

How Long Do I Have to Seek Compensation for Nerve Damage in Indiana?

In Indiana, you've got a two-year window from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. It's like a countdown timer that, once it hits zero, your chance to claim compensation could be gone.

How Can an Indianapolis Personal Injury Attorney Help with My Nerve Damage Injury?

Dealing with nerve damage is tough, but you don't have to navigate the legal waters alone. A personal injury attorney can:

  • Gather Evidence: To prove your injury was due to someone else's fault.
  • Deal with Insurance Companies: So you don't have to, ensuring you don't get lowballed.
  • Fight for Your Compensation: Whether it's through negotiation or in court, they'll work to get you what you deserve.

Nerve damage can feel like you're stuck in a bad game of telephone, where the messages in your body aren't getting through properly. Whether it's from an accident or something else, the effects can be frustrating and painful. But knowing what you're dealing with, the potential causes, and what steps you can take afterward can make a huge difference. If you're facing this kind of injury, remember, help is available. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you receive the proper medical attention, helping you recover and get back to your life.

Why Choose Us?

At Emerson Divorce and Accident Injury Attorneys, L.L.C., we have extensive experience in the courtroom, litigating on behalf of our injured clients. Our Indianapolis personal injury attorneys have been awarded membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and named among the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Call us at (317) 969-8000 if you have suffered nerve injury in an accident that was someone else’s fault. We are dedicated to defending the rights of people seriously injured through the negligence of others.

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