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Crash victims could suffer severe nerve damage

On Behalf of | Feb 14, 2024 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Any type of car accident could have the potential to leave those involved with severe or long-term injuries. While many of the injuries you could suffer during a crash may be visible or present with immediate symptoms, this might not always be the case with some common crash injuries. 

Certain types of accident injuries may exist under the surface and could take days or weeks to manifest symptoms. A collision on Colorado roads could place you at risk of suffering severe nerve damage, and similar types of injuries could present with various symptoms that may have a significant impact on your life. 

Nerve damage symptoms 

Studies indicate that injuries involving nerve damage remain common among crash victims and can range anywhere from herniated discs to whiplash injuries. Some possible symptoms of nerve damage could include: 

  • Loss of mobility: Experts indicate that nerve damage can present with symptoms such as loss of mobility. In some cases, similar injuries could even lead to partial or complete paralysis. 
  • Loss of sensation: Similar injuries could also cause you to experience loss of sensation or lead to constant feelings of numbness or tingling sensations through various areas of your body. 
  • Intense pain: Injuries involving nerve damage can also lead to prolonged bouts with intense pain. These sensations could also start to radiate from the affected area to other areas. 
  • Dizziness and weakness: Nerve damage can also lead to constant feelings of dizziness or weakness. This could also affect your ability to control certain body parts. 
  • Additional concerns: Experts suggest that those who suffer nerve damage could also be at risk of encountering serious health concerns, such as chest pain and constipation. 

While some types of nerve damage may improve with time and proper treatment, there may be certain instances in which similar injuries could persist for extended periods. 

Suffering severe or permanent injuries 

Being involved in a car accident can be harrowing under any scenario, and sometimes it could be nearly impossible to avoid a similar situation in life. Even if you take a defensive approach to driving, there may be little you can do to protect your well-being should you encounter a driver who does not share your passion for safety. While a crash that leaves you with severe injuries could happen in an instant, the fallout thereof could have a long-term or permanent impact on your life.