Slip and falls and trip and falls are some of the most common causes of nerve damage in the United States. Victims of personal injury caused by the negligent or intentional acts of others are entitled to full compensation for all their losses. Below is important information for individuals that have suffered significant injuries including nerve injury resulting in numbness and paralysis of the limbs from slip and all accidents. If you have any further questions after reading this article feel free to contact our law offices toll free (855)385-2529.
What is Nerve InjuryNerve are sensitive to trauma from high impacts falls caused by slip and fall accidents and can be damaged by high levels of applied pressure, stretching or cutting. When nerve fibers sustain trauma the end of the fiber farther from the central nervous system located in the brain atrophies and dies. Types of nerve Injury: There are several types of nerve injury most common in slip and fall accidents. A brief description of some of the most common is presented below.
- Paralysis – inability to move most or part of the body
- Spinal Cord Injury – Paraplegia and Quadriplegia
- Radian nerve damage
- Nerve damage to the lower back – sciatica neuropathy
- Shoulder nerve damage – rotator cuff injury
- Numbness and tingling of the limbs
- Sensation of burning
- Constipation or incontinence
- Sensory issues – taste, sight, smell
- Concussion – or trauma to the brain
- Muscle atrophy
Treatment for Nerve Injury – Pain Management:Treatment and rehabilitation for nerve damage is based on the type and extent of the injury suffered as well as the age and general health of the victim. Some treatment options may take month or years resulting in rehabilitation and treatment costs in excess of tens of thousands of dollars.
Filing a Lawsuit for Slip and Fall Accidents – Premises Liability LawsUnder premises liability laws property owners and operators of commercial business owe customers the highest duty of care including protection from any known and or knowable dangers. A cause of action for a slip and fall claim will likely be based on negligence of the property owner. Negligence is proven by showing that the owner of the business or properties failure to act in a reasonable manner resulted in significant injury to an individuals. In personal injury lawsuits victims are entitled to compensation for all their losses including
- Medical and health related expenses
- Cost of future medical care and rehabilitation expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of future income due to permanent disability
- Pain and suffering