Neurological Injuries After a Car Accident
You may be struggling with severe pain and have trouble focusing after a car accident or motorcycle accident. You may develop headaches, migraines, tingling and numbness, or other symptoms in the days and weeks following the crash. The symptoms may have been hardly noticeable at first, but gradually have gotten worse. These symptoms may be related to nerve damage and neurological issues resulting from the car accident.
It is important to have a thorough medical evaluation after a car accident and have an understanding of the full scope of your injuries. It is possible to sustain a brain injury in a car accident and be unaware of it. A loved one may notice symptoms. People with neurological injuries may require specialized medical care and rehabilitation for a period of months.
If you or your loved one has developed unexplained symptoms after an auto accident, you may have a neurological injury. You should see a doctor and explain the onset of the symptoms after the motor vehicle accident. A compassionate lawyer at Herrman & Herrman can provide guidance about seeking compensation for nerve damage as part of a car accident compensation claim. If someone else caused your injuries, you should not be stuck with the medical bills. At Herrman & Herrman, our experienced attorneys understand the long-lasting effects of neurological injuries. Let us review the details of your injury free of charge and discuss your legal options.
Types of Neurological Injuries
The nervous system includes two primary systems:
- 1. the central nervous system, which consists of the brain and spinal cord;
- 2. the peripheral nervous system, which has nerves linking the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body.
Nerve damage may occur to either the central nervous system or to the peripheral nervous system.
Injuries to the brain or spinal cord affect the central nervous system.
Injuries to nerves that cause balance problems or weakness, numbness or pain to the hands or feet may involve the peripheral nervous system. Trauma also affects the autonomic nerves involved with body systems.
Causes of Neurological Disorders
Some neurological disorders are the result of infections or diseases such as Parkinson’s disease or multiple sclerosis that affect the nervous system.
But many are caused by some form of trauma that causes damage to the head, spinal cord or other parts of the body.