Neurological Injuries Following a Car Accident
At Starpoint Law, LC, we know just how devastating a car accident can be.
Having neurological injuries after a car crash can further complicate matters and make it even more difficult to work or participate in daily activities.
If you suffer from a neurological disorder caused by a car accident, our attorneys can help you recover the compensation that you deserve for your injuries.
Types of Neurological Injuries
After a car crash, several severe kinds of neurological injuries can result. You should seek medical care as soon as possible after an accident.
Neurological injuries may not be noticeable at first glance. A doctor will be able to spot injuries you may not have noticed and start you on a treatment plan before your injuries worsen.
They will also create medical records that will help support your claim. Some common types of neurological injuries after a car wreck are discussed below.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is often caused by a blow to the head and can change how your brain operates.
This type of brain injury can be anywhere from mild to severe, depending on the circumstances of your accident.
Some typical consequences of a TBI include the following:
- Poor balance,
- Loss of sensation, and
These are just a handful of potential issues you may struggle with if you experience a TBI. If you suffered a head injury in a car accident, you should seek medical attention immediately.
Lumbar Disc Disease
It is also possible to develop lumbar disc disease, or herniated discs, after a serious wreck. The intense force generated during a car accident can cause herniated discs.
This means that your spinal discs, which separate the vertebrae of your spine, may start to protrude out. Often, continuous treatment is necessary to heal from lumbar disc disease.
Causes of Neurological Disorders
There are many potential causes of neurological disorders. The cause of your neurological disorder will likely depend on the circumstances of your accident.
Injury to the Head or Brain in a Car Accident
If an object hits your head in a car crash, or if your brain shifts inside your skull, you may suffer from a TBI as a result.
For example, if your head hits the steering wheel during a car collision, this violent jolt can cause a TBI. A TBI can also result if an object enters the brain tissue.
Compressed, Severed, or Crushed Nerves
Nerve damage after a car accident can cause neuropathy. Neuropathy is a neurological disorder that occurs when there is damage to the peripheral nervous system.
Oftentimes, this type of damage can be caused by a broken bone that crushes, severs, or damages the nerves.
Neurological Problems After a Car Accident
Brain injuries can cause psychiatric issues that may not be apparent right after the crash.
A person who has sustained a brain injury could develop depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, or anxiety.
They might also experience personality changes due to nerve damage after a car accident.
If you develop any of these symptoms after a car crash, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible.
Why See a Neurologist After a Car Accident?
A car crash can cause grave neurological issues that can worsen if you do not seek treatment immediately.
While a primary care doctor can provide initial treatment, a neurologist will be able to more accurately diagnose nerve injuries and provide you with more treatment options.
You might want to visit a neurologist if you have any of the following signs of nerve damage after a car accident:
- Muscle twitching,
- Sleep disruptions,
- Diarrhea, or
Other symptoms you should pay attention to include numbness and cramps.
If you were in a car accident and are experiencing these symptoms, you should let your doctor and your attorney know.
How Our Lawyers Can Help You
If you have developed a neurological disorder because of a car accident, the lawyers at Starpoint are here to help you.
We make it our mission to provide each client with the attention and compassion they deserve.
Our team has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients, and we can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
We know how stressful suffering a car accident injury is. That’s why our goal is to make the process of filing your claim as easy for you as possible.
Reach out to us today to schedule a free consultation.