Austin Nerve Injury Lawyer
Have you suffered a nerve injury in an accident in Austin, TX? You may be entitled to damages in a personal injury lawsuit. An Austin nerve injury lawyer can help you recover the compensation you deserve.
To learn more about your legal rights, call Lorenz & Lorenz, LLP at 512-477-7333 to speak with an attorney about your case. We will review your case and explain your legal options available.
We have seen firsthand how nerve injuries can be permanent, catastrophic, and even permanently disabling. The long-lasting impact of a nerve injury on an individual and their family can be substantial.
How an Austin Nerve Injury Lawyer Can Help Following an Accident
At Lorenz & Lorenz, LLP, our Austin personal injury lawyers have handled numerous nerve injury claims. We understand the evidence necessary to successfully recover compensation, including medical tests and procedures.
We work with neurologists and other experts to demonstrate your injury and their effect on your life so that you can receive the full compensation you deserve.
Insurance companies will do everything possible to minimize the value of a claim or deny it altogether. They often will identify nerve damage as a temporary injury (and value accordingly) when that has not been established. Before you accept any compensation for a nerve injury, you must know the full extent of the injury.
It is critical that you contact an experienced Austin personal injury attorney to protect your rights. Our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars for nerve injury victims. Our client testimonials are a testament to the satisfaction of our clients since we opened our doors in 2001. Call our law office today arrange a time to discuss your case at no charge.
What is a Nerve Injury?
The nervous system consists of the brain and spinal cord, and a complex network of peripheral nerves. A concussion, brain injury, or spinal cord injury are common examples of nerve injury. Nerve injuries can affect any of the functions of the nervous system, including:
- The Autonomic nervous system: regulates bodily functions like heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, digestion, and sexual arousal.
- The Motor nervous system: The motor nerves control voluntary actions such as moving muscles, walking, running, and talking. Damage to motor nerves can cause paralysis (paraplegia, tetraplegia, quadriplegia), as well as weakness and muscle atrophy.
- The Sensory nervous system: Sensory nerves involve sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch, balance, and awareness. Symptoms like pain, tingling, and numbness are all symptoms of sensory nerve damage.
Nerve damage is categorized into several different types, depending on the type of nerve damage:
- Radiculopathy: Commonly called a pinched turn, radiculopathy is the pinching of the nerve root in the spinal column. Stenosis, disc herniation, and bone spurs can cause radiculopathy.
- Peripheral neuropathy: Damage to the peripheral nervous system such as carpal tunnel syndrome, can impact the entire body, affecting your ability to stand, walk, or drive a car.
- Myelopathy: A nerve injury, compression, or damage to your spinal cord.
A neurologist can diagnose the type of nerve damage you sustained and what treatments are best for your condition. It is very important to seek medical attention as soon as possible following an accident and complete all recommended follow-up care.
Causes of Nerve Damage From an Accident
Immediately following an accident, nerve damage is often overlooked, and both patients and doctors may assume an injury is merely soreness, or the nerve will repair itself. It’s important to closely monitor any symptoms of nerve damage because they can be permanent, and they can cause lifelong consequences.
Do not accept any personal injury settlement offer without understanding the full and permanent effects of your injuries.
How Nerve Pain Can Affect You
They may result from another major injury. For example, a shoulder dislocation can injure the axillary nerve.
Other types of nerve damage include:
- Radial nerve compression
- Supramaximal nerve damage
- Cauda equina syndrome
- Sciatica neuropathy
- Brachial plexus trauma
- Spinal cord injury.
Many people suffer from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, which causes constant and ongoing pain, with no cure. If you have suffered nerve damage in a car accident or from a slip and fall accident, do not hesitate to reach out to Lorenz & Lorenz, LLP for a free consultation.
Symptoms of Nerve Damage
Nerve pain and injury can seriously impact your quality of life. A wide range of symptoms can indicate nerve damage, depending on the location and type of nerves that are affected. Symptoms of nerve damage can include:
- Numbness and tingling
- Shooting, burning, or radiating pain
- Muscle weakness
- Decreased or lost reflexes
- Muscle atrophy
- Sexual dysfunctions
- Sensory damage / sensitivity
- Lack of sweating
- Involuntary twitching
- Tingling sensations
- Bladder dysfunction
- Inability to feel certain parts of your body.
If you suspect nerve damage following an accident, seek medical treatment immediately.
Following an accident, getting prompt medical care is important, but not just for your physical healing.
Seeing a doctor and following through with recommended testa and specialist visits is critical to the success of your future personal injury claim.
Your medical care documents your pain and your medical records will be used in requesting damages for your medical expenses, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Treatment For Nerve Damage
In many cases, there is no full cure for nerve damage. Some damaged nerves are simply never able to repair themselves. Treatments and therapies for nerve damage may include:
- Physical therapy
- Electrical nerve stimulation
- Prescription medications to minimize pain.
We work with some of the best nerve damage doctors in central Texas and can arrange the best treatment available if you suffered nerve damage. Whether your nerve damage resulted from a car accident, motorcycle accident, pedestrian accident, bicycle accident, construction accident, or due to medical malpractice, contact us today.
Types of Compensation Available in a Nerve Injury Lawsuit
An important part of a personal injury claim is understanding the extent and severity of nerve damage. We will consult the property medical experts to determine the extent of your injuries, and the full range of treatment options available.
Significant compensation may be available if you sustained extensive injuries that impact your ability to walk, drive a car, and work. Damages available in your Austin nerve injury lawsuit may include:
- Medical expenses for emergency treatment, hospitalization, diagnostic tests, surgeries, and therapy
- Prescription medications
- Home modifications and mobility devices
- Lost wages for the time spent unemployed or unable to work
- Future lost income if you are unable to return to work
- Noneconomic “pain and suffering” damages for pain, PTSD, anxiety, depression, mental trauma, and fear resulting from your injuries.
The amount of compensation available will vary greatly based on the unique circumstances of your injuries and medical needs. A skilled and knowledgeable lawyer will work with you to obtain the best possible result for your personal injury lawsuit. When injuries cause catastrophic disability, we will carefully work up a present-value calculation of future health and medical needs.
How Much is Your Texas Nerve Injury Case Worth?
One of the most frequently asked questions we receive in a personal injury consultation is “How much is this case worth?”There are many factors in a car accident that determine the value of a nerve injury. These factors include:
- The extent of the injury
- How the injury has impacted your quality of life
- Whether the injury is permanent
- Whether you had contributing preexisting injuries
- What kind of future medical care you’ll need
- Other injuries you sustained along with your nerve injury.
Nerve injuries often cause debilitating, constant pain, that can be hard to value. The court will consider how much pain the injury is causing, how frequently it occurs, and how effective medical treatment will be in improving your condition. The damages for nerve pain can be substantial.
Contact an Austin Nerve Injury Lawyer For a Free Consultation
The Austin personal injury lawyers at Lorenz & Lorenz, LLP have handled dozens of nerve damage lawsuits in the last two decades. Our attorneys understand what is necessary to succeed in these claims.
Whether negotiating a settlement or taking a case to trial, we fight for full compensation, and will not accept a settlement unless it is full and fair. If going to court is necessary, our Austin nerve injury lawyers will not hesitate to do so.
Contact us today to schedule a case evaluation to discuss your potential rights. Our consultation is free and confidential. We are available to take your call seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
If we agree to represent you, under our contingency fee agreement, we will not accept any fee unless we recover money for you. There are no upfront fees or costs along the way. In the unlikely event that we lose your case, we will take no payment. Call us today to talk to a lawyer.