Nerves serve to relay messages between the brain and other parts of the body. As bundles of small fibers, nerves may carry messages related to temperature or pain from a body part back to the brain. Trauma in the form of a cut or a stretch injury may result in damage to a nerve. If you suffer nerve injuries as a result of an accident, a dog bite, or another situation in Tennessee or elsewhere in the South, you may have large medical bills, and depending on the extent of the damage, you may need to take time off from work or may not be able to work in the same job again. When someone else causes an accident, you may be able to recover damages by bringing a lawsuit with the assistance of an injury attorney. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, our Memphis accident attorneys are ready to help you aggressively assert your legal rights.Seeking Compensation for Nerve Injuries
Nerves in the human body include motor, autonomic, and sensory nerves. Motor nerves control your movements. Autonomic nerves control experiences related to temperature, regulation, and heart rate. Sensory nerves control your sensations, including pain. Damage to any of these types of nerves may significantly affect your life. For example, damage to a sensory nerve may result in serious pain, burning, and sensitivity.
There are minor nerve injuries that heal without medical intervention in a matter of days or weeks, but in some cases nerve fibers are broken or cut, and the process of healing may take months if not longer. Messages between the brain and the body part associated with the nerve stops until regrowth is accomplished. In some cases, all that is needed is support, but in other cases, surgery may be necessary. For example, if both the inner fibers and the external wrapping of the nerve are cut, surgery will probably be needed.
After an accident caused by someone else during which you suffer nerve injuries, you should seek legal counsel. Most personal injury cases are pursued under a theory of negligence. This means that you will need to establish that the defendant failed to use reasonable care and thereby caused your injuries. Meanwhile, the situation will determine which type of claim you are making. You need to prove different elements for a product liability action or a premises liability case, for example, than for a car accident case. Our experienced attorneys can guide Memphis residents and others through the legal process from start to finish.
For example, transvaginal mesh sometimes causes serious nerve injuries. If you suffered nerve injuries due to transvaginal mesh, you may sue the manufacturer in a product liability lawsuit. These lawsuits may be pursued under theories of strict liability, negligence, breach of warranty, or sometimes fraud. If strict liability is asserted, you will need to establish that the product was defective in terms of its manufacturing, marketing, or design, and this caused your nerve injuries.
Assuming that you can establish liability, the extent of your nerve injuries will determine the scope of your damages. Sometimes nerve injuries are permanent, resulting in an accident victim being unable to enjoy the same hobbies and perhaps not even being able to go to work. They may cause tremendous pain or an inability to move in the same way. If liability is established, you may recover all of the damages that flow from your nerve injuries, including medical treatment bills, therapy bills, out-of-pocket expenses, loss of consortium, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life.Retain a Nerve Injury Lawyer in Memphis or the Surrounding Regions
Nerve injuries may have a substantial impact on how you live your life. If you are harmed due to someone else's negligence or misconduct, you should retain attorneys to evaluate your situation. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, we employ over 30 lawyers and 100 staff members. Our Memphis nerve injury attorneys serve people throughout Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, and Mississippi, including in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville, Caruthersville, Hayti, Oxford, Starkville, Grenada, Columbus, Tupelo, Meridian, Jackson, Little Rock, and Jonesboro. Call Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz at 800-LAW-4004 or complete our online form to set up a free appointment if you need a truck accident lawyer or assistance with another type of personal injury claim. NST is the way to go.