A nerve injury can disrupt the brain’s ability to communicate with muscles and organs. An injury to the spinal cord, which extends from the base of the skull down the center of the back, can cause loss of sensation, loss of movement, and paralysis. Damage to peripheral nerves – nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord – can cause weakness, numbness, and pain. Muscle weakness and pain from nerve damage may be permanent.
Nerve damage is often caused by trauma, such as blows and violent collisions suffered in motor vehicle accidents, falls, or sports injuries. The intense pain caused by nerve damage can leave the injured person unable to work or perform simple daily tasks.
If you have suffered nerve damage or paralysis in an accident, you may be worried about how you will support your family and regain your quality of life in the years ahead. If you are dealing with nerve damage from an accident someone else caused, contact a Raleigh nerve injury lawyer at Younce, Vtipil, Baznik & Banks, P.A., today. We can explain your legal options for seeking compensation from those responsible for your nerve damage injury.
When you are a client of Younce, Vtipil, Baznik & Banks, P.A., you work directly with an experienced and compassionate legal team. Our personal injury lawyers have earned the highest rating from the respected Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. We’ll fight for you, so you can focus on healing and getting your life back together.
Contact us online now or at 919-661-9000 for a free consultation about your legal right to compensation for nerve damage injury. Staff members at our firm speak fluent Spanish as well as English.
Types of Compensation Available in a Nerve Injury Lawsuit
If someone else is at fault for an accident that left you with significant nerve damage, you may be able to recover compensation for your expenses and losses. This money typically comes from insurance, such as the at-fault driver’s auto liability insurance after a car accident or business liability insurance after a slip-and-fall accident at a retail store or another commercial enterprise. Insurance companies often seek to avoid making significant claim payouts, regardless of the facts of the case. In fact, if you receive a quick settlement offer after an accident, it is likely to be for far less than the actual value of your claim.
If you sustained nerve damage in a workplace accident, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. If your employer or a workers’ compensation insurance administrator disputes your worker’s compensation claim, we may be able to pursue an appeal on your behalf through the North Carolina Industrial Commission.
The attorneys at Younce, Vtipil, Baznik & Banks, P.A. will press insurance companies to pay full compensation for your losses. We will gather your medical bills to calculate all your medical expenses, estimate future medical costs if applicable to your injury, and account for other losses you have suffered as a result of the accident.
Under North Carolina law, the types of compensation that may be sought by filing a personal injury claim include money for:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Property damage costs
- Household assistance expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Physical impairments
- Decreased quality of life or enjoyment
- Loss of consortium
If your nerve injury will cause chronic pain or permanent disability, you may seek significant compensation for your pain and suffering and/or emotional distress. We will consult with your doctor to estimate the costs of any future medical care you will need.
Once we have determined the full costs of your medical expenses and losses, we will present a demand letter to insurers. A demand letter typically leads to negotiations, which we pursue aggressively to obtain a full and fair settlement agreement.
Most cases can be settled, but if an insurer refuses to agree to a settlement you find acceptable, we will file a personal injury lawsuit and ask the court to hold the at-fault party and his or her insurers accountable to you. Our personal injury attorneys are skilled trial attorneys. We will be prepared to present a solid case that demonstrates to the court the full compensation you deserve.