Nerve damage can have serious consequences, such as pain, loss of feeling, and loss of function. If you or a loved one has suffered a nerve injury in an accident, you should seek the help and guidance of a Miami injury attorney. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, our team will work meticulously to analyze the facts of your case. You can rest assured that we will provide you with competent and compassionate legal advice at every step of the way.
The nervous system is a complex bundle of sensory receptors that play a role in everything the body does. Nerve damage can happen in varying degrees. Nerves can become damaged when nerve fibers are stretched, cut, or otherwise harmed. Autonomic nerves are in charge of basic involuntary functions, such as breathing and heartbeat. Motor nerves control movement by facilitating communication between the brain and the muscles. Sensory nerves convey information about muscles and skin. Since nerves do so many things, nerve injuries can seriously affect our day-to-day lives.
Nerve damage may be caused by surgical errors, car crashes, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, construction accidents, or slip and falls. People who have suffered nerve damage due to the negligence of another party may be entitled to compensation for their harm. Negligence is the failure to exercise reasonable care in one’s actions or omissions. In order to prevail on a negligence claim, the plaintiff must demonstrate that the defendant owed a duty of care, the defendant breached the duty of care, the plaintiff’s injuries were a direct result of the defendant’s breach, and the plaintiff incurred reasonably quantifiable costs or losses.
If each of the above elements is established, the plaintiff may be able to recover damages such as medical expenses, lost income, future loss of income, disability, pain and suffering, and more. It is important to note that your damages will depend heavily on your ability to establish the nature and extent of the injury. This often requires medical expert testimony as well as the results of diagnostic tests. Unlike other damages, like lost income, the pain and suffering caused by a nerve injury is difficult to quantify. Thus, it is crucial to work with an attorney who understands that a wide range of factors will need to be assessed when coming up with a damages figure.
Under Florida law, personal injury cases must be filed within a certain time frame, known as the statute of limitations. The time limit to file a personal injury case is four years from the date of the accident. Failing to file within this time frame usually means you will not be able to pursue legal action against the at-fault party.
If you have suffered a nerve injury due to someone else’s negligence, it is important to act quickly. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, our skilled Miami injury attorneys can work diligently to determine the extent of your nerve damage and the compensation you deserve. We have represented numerous South Florida clients in their accident claims, and we can represent you as well. For more information about your legal rights and options, feel free to call us at 1-877-499-HURT (4878) or contact us online today to set up a free consultation.
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