Morrin Law Office
Lawyer for Accidents with Nerve Damage in KY
If you or a family member has suffered nerve damage in an auto accident or another event, a Kentucky nerve damage lawyer may be able to pursue compensation for you.
Kentucky nerve damage lawyer
If you or a loved one suffered nerve damage after being injured in an accident, you may be entitled to pursue compensation. Nerve damage occurs after nerves outside of the brain or around the spinal cord experience significant trauma. Some examples include:
- When a motorcyclist heading to Richmond gets hit by a truck on I-75 and suffers a spinal cord
- injury, resulting in permanent nerve damage
- When a man gets attacked by a dog and suffers temporary nerve damage in his leg
When a person gets rear-ended and suffers whiplash, which can cause nerve damage
A Kentucky personal injury lawyer at the Morrin Law Office can pursue compensation for your losses while you treat your injuries. We offer free consultations to discuss the details of your accident and plan out a legal strategy.
Symptoms of nerve damage
If you have been hurt in a high speed collision then you may be experiencing a sharp pain that starts somewhere in your spine, your neck, or lower back for example, and shoots down your arms, hands, hips, legs, or feet. This is a potential symptom of nerve pain and you should make sure your doctor reviews the cause of these sharp pains to determine how to best treat them. The following symptoms typically indicate your car accident has caused nerve damage and for which you should seek specific treatment:
- Numbness in any extremity such as your hips, legs, feet, toes, arms, hands, or fingers
- Tightness in your hands or feet, as though you are wearing gloves or socks that are too small
- Muscle weakness anywhere, but especially in your arms, hands, legs, and feet
- Frequently dropping objects your holding without intending to
- A tingling or buzzing sensation that feels like needles poking you or as if your arm or leg falls asleep
Detecting and treating nerve damage
Nerve damage is usually detected by a Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) test, also known as a Nerve Conduction Study (NCS). These tests measure how fast electric impulses move through your nerves and if they respond healthily. This is a test conducted by neurologists who your primary care physician will likely refer you to if you complain of symptoms that indicate nerve damage.
Nerve damage can sometimes be treated with medications, physical therapy, and/or surgery after it is caused by trauma, such as a high speed car accident. It’s important to seek treatment immediately if you think you have nerve damage. If untreated, the nerve damage can become permanent. This damage can lead to muscle weakness or muscle failure, which can cause you to fall down if your legs buckle due to nerve damage. Nerve damage needs to be treated within 12-18 months of the injury that caused the potentially permanent nerve damage.
Our personal injury lawyer handles various nerve damage cases in Kentucky
At the Morrin Law Office, we handle the following types of personal injury cases:
- Car accident cases
- Truck accident cases
- Bicycle accident cases
- Motorcycle accident cases
- Animal attack cases, including dog bite cases
- Intentional injury cases
If you were injured in an accident that resulted in nerve damage and it is not listed here, our firm is interested in learning more about your case. We offer free case reviews by phone to all Kentucky residents. Our attorney will go over your legal options as well as how we will get you the aid you need.
Morrin Law can calculate the value of your damages
When you call or come in for a consultation at the Morrin Law Office, one of our injury professionals will review your case and discuss the various damages you’ve experienced since suffering nerve damage in your accident. Whether your damages involve other physical injuries you endured or work that you were forced to miss because of your injuries, our firm will calculate the value of each compensable damage you qualify to claim.
Compensable damages generally get divided into two categories: economic and non-economic damages. In other words, these comprise money you have lost, expenses you have accrued, and any physical and emotional injuries that have affected your life. We use evidence to prove the value of your damages, which may include:
● Medical bills
● Salary information, such as W-2 forms or tax return documents
● Medical records that log your physical and mental progress
● Photos and videos that capture the extent of your injuries
If you have any other evidence that may support your case, our nerve damage lawyer can review the evidence and apply it to your case.
What damages are compensable?
As stated above, medical bills and evidence of income are examples of compensable damages. The following examples are also compensable:
- Loss of benefits and pensions
- Reduced earning potential
- Property damage
- Household changes to accommodate your injuries
- Other expenses to accommodate your injuries, such as costs for medical equipment
You can also pursue non-financial damages in personal injury cases, such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability or physical disfigurement, including nerve damage that leads to
vision or hearing loss
- Diminished quality of life
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
Does compensation cover potential damages?
Our duty to you is to pursue compensation that accurately reflects your current and future damages caused by nerve damage in hopes that you can reach a healthy recovery.
If you expect to face future financial, physical, and emotional damages because your nerve damage is permanent, such as cases involving complete spinal cord injuries, we will also factor in future damages. These may include:
- Future medical expenses
- Future income loss
- Future pain and suffering
Our attorney can explain what methods we use to determine these figures for nerve damage victims in Kentucky, which might include court-approved formulas or consulting industry experts to provide insight.
Hiring a Kentucky personal injury lawyer from our firm can relieve you of legal burdens
If you decide to hire a personal injury lawyer from the Morrin Law Office, our firm will gather information for your case and take legal action against all appropriate parties. Our lawyer can advise and guide you throughout the claims or litigation process, and our firm will handle administrative tasks to prepare your case.
Our legal services include:
- Private investigation: Our attorneys lead private investigations into a client’s case because there may be other information not included in the police report about your injury. This investigation can lead to us discovering new evidence, new potentially liable parties, and new information that sheds light on how the event took place.
- Administrative services: Our firm handles communications between all involved parties, such as the other party’s attorney or insurance representative. We also file all legal paperwork, prepare statements about your case, and request court dates.
- Negotiation services: Many of our clients pursue insurance claims to avoid the court process, which can then lead to meetings with insurance adjusters to negotiate a payout deal for your claim. Our Kentucky nerve damage attorney can represent you during these meetings and explain the extent of your damages and how much compensation you are entitled to receive based on the other party’s insurance policy. Keep in mind, we will file claims with all liable policies involved.
- Litigation services:If negotiations come to a standstill or you decide to file a personal injury lawsuit, our Kentucky nerve damage attorney will represent you during litigation and present your case to a judge and jury for a verdict. In some cases, it may still be possible to negotiate an out-of-court settlement.
You have a limited amount of time to file a nerve damage lawsuit
Personal injury cases have varying legal deadlines in Kentucky depending on the factors involved in the case. Our Kentucky accident lawyer will determine which statute of limitations applies to your case and inform you how long you have to file a lawsuit if you decide not to file one immediately.
In Kentucky, the following deadlines apply to personal injury cases:
- Cases involving motor vehicle accidents generally must be filed within two years of the date of the accident or from the latest personal injury protection (PIP) payment, per Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 304.39-230(6).
- General personal injury cases have a one-year filing period, which starts on the date when the injury occurred, per Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 413.140(1).
Certain aspects of building your case can take a lot of time, such as evidence retrieval or negotiating with insurance adjusters, so you do not want to wait until the last minute to contact us. Our firm will monitor the pacing of your case and advise you when to file a lawsuit if necessary, such as if an insurance company is being unresponsive during negotiations and stalling.
Call the Morrin Law Office to start working on your Kentucky nerve damage case
If another party caused an accident and your injury resulted in nerve damage, our personal injury attorney at the Morrin Law Office wants to review your case. We will assess the extent of your current and future damages based on your injury and then build a case against the liable party or parties for compensation.
Call (859) 358-0300 today to receive a free consultation and learn more about your legal options.