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Santa Barbara Nerve Damage Attorneys

Did You Suffer Nerve Injuries in an Accident in Santa Barbara?

Nerves are clusters of cells called neurons. Extending throughout your body, nerves carry electrical impulses that transmit information. They allow you to move your muscles and feel sensations.

When nerves get cut or damaged, it may result in pain or the loss of muscle function. For example, serious accidents that sever the spinal cord cause paralysis, which is the loss of the ability to move all or part of your body.

If another person’s negligence caused nerve damage that interferes with your daily life, a Santa Barbara nerve injury attorney can help you file a claim to recover money for your injuries. Call NordstrandBlack PC at (805) 962-2022 to learn more today.

How Nerves Work

Your central nervous system is made of nerves and neurons that send messages to and from your brain, allowing the brain to control bodily movements, thoughts, and sensations.

There are three types of nerves:

  • Autonomic nerves regulate bodily functions that are not consciously controlled, such a breathing, your heartbeat, and digesting food.
  • Motor nerves regulate the muscles under your conscious control. This includes walking, sitting, eating, talking, and all other voluntary actions.
  • Sensory nerves convey information about physical sensations, such as touch, warmth, and pain.

Causes of Nerve Damage

Nerves may be damaged due to lacerations, whiplash, or blunt force trauma to the surrounding area. Symptoms of nerve damage may include weakness, tingling, numbness, and total loss of feeling.

Once a nerve is cut, it can’t be fixed. Other types of nerve damage may be temporary. Nerves can also be pinched, and this may cause considerable pain.

Nerve damage may be caused by the following:

  • Accidental injuries such as automobile collisions, swimming pool accidents, sports injuries, and slips and falls
  • Physical violence
  • Medical conditions such as Guillain-Barre syndrome, diabetes, carpel tunnel syndrome, and shingles
  • Autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Exposure to toxins such as lead, arsenic, mercury, and thallium
  • Medical malpractice caused by a cut or bruised nerve, blocked blood flow, or improperly placed mesh or hardware

Types of Nerve Damage

There are many types of nerve damage that could negatively affect your everyday life. Some of the more common forms include:

  • Neuralgia is an often severe stabbing or burning sensation that can be caused by aging, infections, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, or shingles.
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a form of pain that usually affects the arm or leg after injury or surgery.
  • Autonomic neuropathy affects nerves that control the internal organs, often impairing the heart, blood pressure, and digestive systems. It may be caused by diabetes.
  • Carpel tunnel syndrome is a form of compression mononeuropathy, which is caused by compression in the nerves as they pass over a joint or through a tight passage in the body.
  • Paralysis is a spinal injury that causes the complete or partial loss of mobility and feeling. The region that is paralyzed is determined by the vertebrae which is injured.

Were You Harmed by Someone’s Carless Behavior?

You shouldn’t have to pay your own medical bills if you were hurt by another person’s negligence. At NordstrandBlack PC, our Santa Barbara personal injury lawyers can help you file a claim to get the money you need to put your life back together after a serious injury.

Give us a call today at (805) 962-2022 to schedule a FREE consultation. At NordstrandBlack PC, we don’t get paid unless we get you a settlement.