Consequences of Nerve Damage 

After a car accident in Georgia, nerve damage may occur in multiple types of nerves. This could mean you may experience weakness in your arm and hand (motor nerve damage) as well as pain (sensory nerve damage).

Nerve damage can range in severity from a lingering pain or numbness that encroaches on your daily activities to completely debilitating pain or even paralysis, in its most severe forms. 

Treatment for Nerve Damage

While many symptoms of nerve damage can't be completely alleviated, you may be able to lessen your symptoms, which means a reduction of pain and an increase in your overall quality of life.

Ideally, you should seek medical attention as soon as you notice troublesome symptoms, as you may be able to reduce permanent damage.

Your doctor may recommend the following, depending on your nerve damage symptoms:

  • pain medication;
  • physical therapy;
  • anti-seizure drugs; and
  • surgery (in severe cases). 

Compensation for Nerve Damage

Treatment for nerve damage may feel like a never-ending barrage of referrals and appointments with specialists until you find the methods that work best to manage your particular symptoms.

In addition to the time your nerve damage may have taken from you, it's also quite likely that nerve damage may have limited your ability to work or may even have resulted in substantial medical bills.

After a car accident in Georgia, an Atlanta auto accident attorney can help you through this difficult time by advising you on your legal options for compensation, which may include filing a Georgia personal injury claim.

If you do decide to file a claim, an Atlanta auto accident attorney can handle the details as you focus on recovery. Quite often, those who have been injured in a car accident in Georgia find that the compensation they receive with the help of an Atlanta auto accident attorney much more accurately reflects the true extent of the accident's impact on their life.

Contacting an Atlanta Auto Accident Attorney

If you are the victim of someone else's negligence or carelessness, whether in a traffic accident or some other type of accident, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation you may be eligible for to help get your life back in order, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a no-cost consultation on your injury case - 404.467.0909.