Seattle Nerve Injury Attorneys
Nerve damage can cause lifelong damage and excruciating pain, limiting your ability to work and live life as you did before the injury. Because the extent of damage isn’t always visible at once, many victims end up with significantly less compensation than they need for long-term recovery. When your case is presented to an insurance company or judge, it is easy to see broken bones, amputated limbs, and other visible injuries. But nerve damage is often hidden and causes an impact over time. What starts as a slight pain and lack of mobility in one of your limbs can deteriorate to very serious conditions, including paralysis, if proper medical care is not performed in the early stages.
While we recommend you are represented by a talented, experienced Seattle personal injury attorney in any injury case, it is especially important to have legal counsel by your side in cases of nerve damage. Insurance companies will work tirelessly to limit the compensation they pay, and you can expect a settlement far lower than you deserve – if any. With the award-winning attorneys from Hardwick & Pendergast, P.C., by your side, insurance company lawyers will sit up and listen – they are aware of our reputation for achieving high-value settlements.
Nerves are the communication system of your body, providing control and sensory information. There are two basic types of nerves:
- Sensory nerves carry messages from your sense organs to your brain. This includes your eyes, ears, taste buds, skin, and countless others. Any feeling, sight, or sensation that you experience has traveled on your sensory nerves. Injuries to sensory nerves can result in a partial or total loss of feeling in one or more parts of your body.
- Motor nerves carry messages to your muscles and glands, enabling your body to perform both the “automatic” actions (like pumping your heart, breathing, digestion, etc.) and the voluntary actions (moving your body, speaking, etc.). Damage to your motor nerves can limit your ability to move certain muscles and cause partial or full paralysis.
Nerves run throughout your body and are similar to electrical wires, and a cut, bend, or compression of them can have both short-term and long-term effects.
The symptoms of nerve damage can be similar to other injuries, which can make nerve injuries challenging to identify. Some of the common signs of motor nerve damage are:
- Muscle deterioration
- Inability to feel pain in areas of your body (such as your heart)
- Excessive sweating
- Dry eyes and dry mouth
- Constipation (difficulty with digestion)
- Sexual problems
The most common symptoms of sensory nerve damage include pain, over-sensitivity, numbness, tickling, prickling, or burning in any part of your body.
Nerve damage can be caused by many types of injuries, accidents, or illnesses such as:
- Diseases such as diabetes and cancer
- Side effects of medication
- Crushing or blunt force injuries
- Deep cuts
- Brain and spinal injuries
- Auto accidents
- Workplace injuries
We work with medical practitioners to ensure that a full analysis of your injuries is performed and the potential for long-term physical damage is fully assessed. With our years of experience, we determine the maximum compensation possible and relentlessly pursue it. We offer a no-fee guarantee – meaning you won’t owe us any attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you. Having won millions of dollars in damages for our clients, you can be confident that we will handle your case with professional skills. We take the stress and burden of the legal matters associated with your case off your hands so you can focus on your recovery and putting your life back together.
While each case is unique, if your nerve injury was due to the negligence or reckless actions of another party, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Some of the common types of compensation our clients receive are:
- Immediate and long-term medical costs
- Physical therapy and recovery costs
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Alterations to your vehicle or home due to paralysis or disability
When we take a case, we perform a detailed analysis with your doctors, surgeons, or additional medical professionals, financial experts, and other professionals to determine the maximum possible compensation that could be pursued in your case.
Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S., is one of the premier personal injury firms in the greater Seattle area. With over 20 years of experience representing victims of personal injuries, we are dedicated, professional, and take our duty to our clients very seriously. Our managing partner, Joseph “J.P.” Pendergast, has been named one of the top 100 trial lawyers in the US, has a perfect Avvo rating as a “superb attorney,” and was named the best personal injury lawyer in Seattle by Expertise. Our entire firm is devoted to helping victims recover, treating them with the utmost respect and dignity. Contact us today at (425) 228-3860 to schedule a free consultation.
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