Soft tissue injuries and nerve damage may end up being some of the most debilitating injuries you experience, even though they are harder to spot and diagnose accurately. Tingling in your hands or anywhere else is often the result of nerve damage. Numbness or difficulty with warm or cold temperatures, including heightened sensitivity or insensitivity to the heat or cold, could also be side effects of nerve damage.
If you’re experiencing tingling in your hands after a car accident, you can sue the other driver for compensation for your medical bills and the effect of this injury on your life. Contact our personal injury attorneys today to learn more.
Why are your hands tingling?
Tingling in your hands that started soon after a car accident is likely because you suffered nerve damage after the crash. You might also experience:
- Burning sensations
In some cases, the feet are affected in addition to the hands. The nerves affected are “peripheral,” because they are the peripheral areas of the body (instead of your core or trunk). The nerve damage could be very specific to your hands, but it could also originate in your spinal cord, the nerve center of the body, as well.
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What kind of treatment is available?
As long as peripheral nerve cells haven’t been killed, they can regenerate. But, unfortunately, that may be the primary cause of your nerve damage after a car accident. Treatment for nerve damage that causes tingling in the hands is somewhat limited. Sometimes surgical options are available to deal with compressed nerves in the neck, back, or hands. Painkillers sometimes help as well.
Physical therapy is often recommended because that can sometimes work out the compression or trauma to your nerves. But, no treatment is full-proof. In fact, you may need to put up with periodic tingling sensations and numbness for the rest of your life. Nerve damage may also inhibit your ability to move your hands and fingers as well.
How does this affect your legal case?
If you have tingling in your hands, there is a very real possibility that you cannot fix it and must deal with it for the rest of your life. In some cases, it has significantly affected car accident victims’ ability to work, enjoy hobbies they once used to, and interact with their families.
In those situations, there really isn’t anything that can replace those losses. But, you may be able to get additional money from your car accident lawsuit for this type of long-term damage. The team at John Foy & Associates will be able to help you present your claim in the best way possible so that someone who isn’t going through what you are experiencing can understand what you have to deal with every day.
Should you hire an attorney to help you file for compensation?
Hiring an attorney is always a good idea because the attorney can ensure no stone is left unturned in your claim. You want to make sure you include every damage to which you are entitled, and a lawyer familiar with car accident cases can help you do just that. A lawyer can also protect your rights and represent you in negotiations with the insurance company, which is something notoriously difficult inasmuch as insurance companies will always try to offer you less than you deserve.
How much can you get as a settlement for tingling issues?
Settlements for these kinds of claims vary based on the details of each case and the severity of the injuries involved, so there is no average settlement amount. However, we will fight to get you a settlement that is just and fair for the situation you are experiencing, of that you can rest assured.
Contact our attorneys today for help
If you’re experiencing tingling in your hands after a car accident, you need to speak with an experienced car accident attorney to determine your legal options. John Foy & Associates can help. Call us at 404-400-4000 or fill out the form to the right to get your free consultation today.