New York Nerve Damage Attorney
Nerves are a vital component of the human body. Nerves carry signals from the brain to the various parts of the body. When nerves are damaged or severed, an accident victim can suffer pain, numbness, or even loss of function. Nerve damage can lead to temporary or permanent problems, affecting a victim’s quality of life for months or years to come.
If you or someone you care about has experienced nerve damage as a result of the negligence of another person, you have the right to seek compensation. A passionate Kingston nerve injury lawyer can help investigate the circumstances of your incident, determine who may be held liable, negotiate with defense attorneys and insurance companies on your behalf, and get you the money you are owed. We fight to make sure you are not struggling to get the medical care you need or are otherwise left alone to deal with the consequences of an injury caused by someone else’s conduct. We’ll make sure the right parties are held responsible for the harm you have suffered, and we’ll work to get you the maximum compensation available.
Mechanics & Common Causes of Nerve Damage
The nervous system is a complex, intricate network of fibers that traverse the entire body. It transmits signals to and from the brain, managing everything from simple movements to the experience of pain. In the chaotic aftermath of a motor vehicle accident, these delicate structures can suffer extensive harm.
Nerve damage can happen in all manner of traumatic incidents. Whenever a body part is exposed to a sudden force, perforation, or other stressors, nerve damage can occur. Nerve damage can also be caused by repetitive stressful movements, such as repeated lifting or pulling, as well as by disease, exposure to toxins, or medical mistakes. A nerve being compressed in a traumatic incident can lead to temporary pain and functional limitations, while a nerve being severed by a dog bite, a mistaken cut by a surgeon, or other causes can lead to permanent functional problems.
Whatever the nature of your injury, if your nerve damage was caused by someone else’s negligence, the nerve damage injury attorneys at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP can help you get the compensation you are owed from the parties responsible.
Such damages are not limited to vehicle accidents. Negligent actions in various other contexts – on construction sites, in medical procedures, or during slip and fall incidents – can all result in debilitating nerve injuries.
Our nerve damage legal team helps victims of all manner of accidents suffering from nerve damage, including the following:
- Car, truck, bike, and motorcycle accidents
- Dog bites and other animal attacks
- Medical malpractice
- Defective consumer products
- Slip and fall accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Physical assault
- Construction accidents
- Birth defect caused by medical failure
- Trip and fall accidents
- Falls from ladders, scaffolding, and other high places
- Unsafe workplace accidents
Chronic Pain and Long-Term Injury
Nerve damage can be insidious, hard to detect at first but causing lasting complications for years or decades following an accident. If a nerve is compressed over time, chronic pain commonly results. If left untreated, the pain can become a permanent fixture in the life of the victim. If a nerve is fully severed, the victim could lose feeling in or control over an extremity permanently.
Nerve damage often leads to persistent and debilitating conditions that significantly impair a person’s quality of life. Victims may experience a range of symptoms, from numbness and pain to paralysis, depending on the extent of the injury. For some, these conditions might be temporary, but for others, they can be long-lasting or even permanent.
Even seemingly minor nerve damage can drastically affect a person’s ability to work, engage in physical activities, or even perform simple daily tasks. Moreover, nerve damage can trigger emotional and psychological distress, including depression and anxiety, further exacerbating the suffering endured by victims.
There are dozens of types of nerve damage, ranging from damage to the body’s automatic functions, the ability to feel and experience other senses, and the person’s ability to control voluntary motor functions. If you have any reason to suspect nerve damage following an accident, talk to a doctor immediately for diagnosis and treatment. An experienced New York personal injury lawyer at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP can help you get coverage for the medical care you need for your nerve injury.
Call a Seasoned Kingston Nerve Injury Lawyer
Whatever the nature of your accident, if you or someone you love suffers from nerve damage or other traumatic injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, you have the right to recover compensation for your harm. A zealous personal injury lawyer can help you identify the parties responsible, conduct an investigation, build your case, and fight for the maximum compensation possible.
For assistance with pursuing a claim after sustaining nerve damage in New York’s Hudson Valley, including Goshen, Poughkeepsie, Rochester, Saugerties, or throughout Ulster County, contact a New York nerve damage attorney from Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP for a free consultation, in Kingston at 845-331-4100, or in Marlboro at 845-236-4411.