California Nerve Damage Injury Attorneys
The nervous system plays a part in everything your body does, from breathing to muscle movement. As a result, when a person suffers from nerve pain or damage, it can have a significant impact on their quality of life. This is where the California nerve damage injury lawyers at Bisnar Chase come in.
Our attorneys are experts when it comes to dealing with catastrophic and life-changing injuries. We have a 96% success rate and stand by our ‘No Win, No Fee’ promise to all clients.
If you or a loved one have suffered nerve damage caused by the negligence of another party, contact Bisnar Chase today. Our nerve damage injury attorneys can help you take legal action, winning compensation pain and suffering, reimbursement for your medical bills, and more.
Types of Nerves in the Body
The nervous system is a complex web of nerves that runs through the body. It sends signals between the brain or spinal cord and other parts of the body, such as organs, limbs, and extremities.
Put simply, the brain tells the body how to react, sending messages instantaneously through nerves.
For example, when a person touches something hot or sharp with their hand, the nerve endings within the hand will communicate the feeling of pain to the brain. In turn, the brain will tell the muscles to pull away from the cause of pain. This all happens in a split second.
There are three different types of nerves within the body:
- Motor Nerves: These nerves control a person’s movement. They send messages from the brain and spinal cord to muscles in the arms, legs, hands, fingers, and toes.
- Autonomic Nerves: These transmitters control automatic functions that are vital to the body, such as digestion, heart rate, and blood pressure.
- Sensory Nerves: Sensory nerves relay sensations such as pain from the skin and muscles back to the brain. Essentially, these nerves provide a sense of touch by sending information based on skin contact.
Each of these nerve types is important in everyday life. If a person suffers nerve damage to any of these systems, it can be catastrophic. The autonomic nerves are vital to a person’s survival, while motor nerve damage could leave a victim paralyzed.
If you have been impacted by this kind of injury, contact our California nerve damage injury attorneys now for help.
Causes of Nerve Damage
A huge number of potential causes for nerve damage exist. They range from traumatic accidents to disease side effects. Here are a few examples of the most common causes of nerve damage:
- Cancer: Cancerous masses can put pressure on – or even crush and destroy – nerves within the body. Common cancer treatments such as chemotherapy can also damage nerves.
- Drugs: A wide range of drugs can cause nerve damage. This includes the powerful medications prescribed to treat serious illnesses, such as cancers and HIV. Toxic substances like lead and mercury can also cause nerve damage, as can alcohol abuse.
- Trauma: Accidents involving a significant force of impact can cause nerves to become compressed or crushed, resulting in serious nerve damage injuries. For example, the force of a slip-and-fall accident, a car accident or another type of auto accident, or even a sporting incident, could cause a traumatic nerve injury.
- Dog Bites: Dog mauling incidents can result in serious nerve damage, especially when a bite injury is sustained. A dog bite can compress and damage the nerves in limbs and extremities, resulting in pain and long-term issues.
- Defective Products: Products that have been poorly made or designed can cause nerve injuries. For example, medical implants such as vaginal mesh products have been known to cause serious nerve injuries.
- Diseases: A variety of different diseases and conditions, both infectious and genetic, can cause nerve damage. These include motor neuron diseases affecting body movements, and autoimmune diseases which attack the systems within the body. Diabetes also commonly causes nerve damage.
These are just some examples of how nerve injuries can occur. If you have suffered an injury and want to know if you are eligible to file a nerve damage lawsuit, contact Bisnar Chase now.
Symptoms of Nerve Damage
Nerve damage can have a major impact on victims, causing extreme pain and problems performing everyday tasks.
The type of initial symptoms present for nerve damage victims will depend on the area of their injury. The symptoms will be different based on whether trauma has been sustained to the autonomic, motor, or sensory nerves.
Motor nerve damage symptoms:
- General weakness
- Involuntary twitching
- Loss of movement
- Wasting away of muscle mass
Autonomic nerve damage symptoms:
- Loss of feeling and senses
- Feeling lightheaded
- Constipation and bladder issues
- Excessive sweating or inability to sweat
- Dry mouth and eyes
Sensory nerve damage symptoms:
- Varying degrees of pain
- A feeling of tingling or numbness
- Touch sensitivity
Injury victims can suffer from multiple types of nerve damage simultaneously. If a person has been involved in an accident and is experiencing any of the symptoms listed, a medical professional should be consulted immediately.
Nerve Damage Accident Liability
Who is to blame for a nerve damage injury? And who is liable for the expenses and compensation if a victim files a nerve damage injury lawsuit?
This will vary from case to case, depending on the cause of the injury. It is important to note that the California nerve damage injury lawyers of Bisnar Chase only handle cases involving negligence. This means that legal action can be taken when another person or party’s actions have caused the injury.
Examples of negligent parties in nerve damage claims include:
- A reckless driver who has caused an accident
- A dog owner whose pet bites a victim
- A building owner who allowed exposure to toxic substances
- An employer if injuries were suffered at work
- A manufacturer whose product caused nerve damage
These are just some examples of the potentially liable parties in nerve damage cases. To find out if you have a case, or to explore your legal options, contact our nerve damage injury attorneys now.
Nerve Damage Injury Statistics
More people are dealing with nerve damage injuries across the U.S. than many people realize.
➤ About 20 million people in the U.S. are dealing with some form of peripheral nerve damage.
➤ More than 100 varieties of nerve damage exist – with different symptoms, treatments, and long-term effects.
➤ Studies show that nearly 20% of nerve damage victims require hospital admission, extensive rehab, and huge socioeconomic costs.
Nerve Damage Diagnosis and Prognosis
When you visit a doctor and nerve damage is suspected, a range of tests can be performed to confirm the diagnosis. These include:
- Nerve conduction velocity tests
- Nerve biopsy
- Neurodiagnostic skin biopsy
- Sweat test
- MRI imaging
Once a diagnosis has been made, it is time to treat the injury. Unfortunately, many nerve injuries are permanent. Nerve damage can also be progressive, which means they get worse over time.
The long-term impact of a nerve damage injury on victims cannot be overstated. It can range from extensive and worsening pain, loss of feeling, limited paralysis, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and even life-threatening loss of organ function.
The nervous system is so important to the functioning of the body, and damage to the various nerve branches can put the victim at serious risk. Even relatively minor nerve injuries can have a huge impact on victims. For example, a hand nerve injury might prevent the victim from being able to hold objects, while a foot nerve injury might destroy their ability to walk.
If you have suffered due to nerve damage, contact the catastrophic injury lawyers at Bisnar Chase for support and guidance.
Nerve Damage Treatments and Costs
It is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible when you are struck by nerve damage symptoms. Early diagnosis and treatment will greatly reduce the likelihood of permanent damage. Treatment can be divided between dealing with the symptoms and treating the underlying cause of damage.
Some nerve injuries heal with time
Minor nerve damage may heal over time. It can take several months, but bruising around nerves can heal and regeneration is possible in lightly damaged nerves.
Unfortunately, most nerve injuries do not fully heal and require treatment.
Nerve damage symptoms can be addressed using painkillers, antidepressants, and other medications; but these are not long-term fixes. Alternative treatments such as acupuncture and biofeedback have also seen some success.
When a nerve injury is severe, it may be necessary to explore more drastic treatment options.
Nerve damage treatments aimed at the root of the injury include correcting nutritional shortfalls, physical therapy or surgery to target nerve trauma, as well as electrical nerve stimulation.
Whether you need a hospital stay, regular rehab, or surgery, the costs of these treatments can quickly mount. Since nerve damage rarely heals fully, many victims require long-term treatment.
Some victims are never able to return to work, while others can only do so in a limited capacity.
This is where the California nerve damage injury lawyers of Bisnar Chase come in. We can build a strong case to help victims secure compensation for their suffering by winning settlements or jury verdicts.
Types of Nerve Damage
Some of the different types of nerve damage that may be diagnosed include:
- Peripheral nerves
- Compressed nerve
- Radial nerve
- Obturator nerve
- Nerve damage within the brain
- Oculomotor nerve
- Sciatic nerve
- Extremity and digit nerve damage
- Axillary nerve
- Trochlear nerve
Various forms of nerve damage can also occur within a range of serious conditions, such as types of complex regional pain syndrome.
Contact our California personal injury attorneys to find out if your type of injury makes you eligible to file a lawsuit.
Nerve Damage Injury Compensation
We believe that victims should be properly compensated for the pain and suffering they have had to endure, especially when they sustained nerve damage due to the negligence of another party.
Hiring a personal injury lawyer is the best way to make sure you get the highest payout possible. Our nerve injury attorneys are experts when it comes to taking on insurance companies and opposing legal teams. We can secure compensation based on:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical costs (including hospital stays and surgical procedures)
- Rehab and other ongoing treatments
- Lost wages
- Inability to work
- Emotional toil (including depression and anxiety)
No one should have to deal with an excruciating and debilitating injury alone. Allow our team of legal experts to help.
Brian Chase, Senior Partner:
“Each case is different. Different variables and factors apply to every case. But I can guarantee you that with the resources of Bisnar Chase, and with the verdicts we have obtained across the country, we will maximize the value of your case and get you the compensation you deserve.”
Nerve Damage FAQs
If you have questions about a nerve damage injury case, you have come to the right place. If your query is not answered within this article, or in the frequently asked questions below, do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation.
It depends on the type of affected nerve and the level of damage sustained. Many nerve damage injuries do result in long-term effects and can be progressive. They can also be extremely painful and debilitating. Contact an expert nerve damage injury lawyer to make sure you are properly compensated.
In most nerve damage injury lawsuits, compensation will be sought through the negligent party’s insurance. However, it is always best to contact an attorney first. The nerve damage injury lawyers at Bisnar Chase are expert negotiators. We are experienced when it comes to dealing with stubborn insurance companies and improving on their lowball offers.
The amount the victim could receive in a compensatory payout will vary from case to case. No two injuries or personal situations are the same. Trust the injury attorneys at Bisnar Chase to secure the maximum possible payout for you.
When you contact Bisnar Chase you will receive a free consultation. This means that a legal expert will conduct a case review and provide guidance, with no obligations. Every client who signs with our firm receives a ‘No Win, No Fee’ promise – if we do not win your case, you will owe nothing.
No Win No Fee Nerve Damage Injury Lawyers
The law firm of Bisnar Chase has handled countless accident cases that have involved some form of nerve damage injury. Our top-rated legal team consists of talented trial lawyers with a history of success.
Based in Newport Beach, CA, we specialize in helping clients throughout California. The areas we serve include:
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We have been in the business of helping people since 1978, and are proud of our 96% success rate. Our firm has handled the cases of more than 12,000 clients, winning more than $500 million – and counting.
The staff at our law group is dedicated and passionate about building strong attorney/client relationships and providing superior representation to nerve damage injury victims.
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Newport Beach, CA 92660