The nervous system is responsible for almost all bodily functions. A healthy and highly functioning nervous system is imperative in terms of allowing a person to live a comfortable, pain free life. The nervous system innervates every part of the body and controls all bodily functions. This includes simple motor skills such as moving your arm or leg as well as more complex functions such as breathing, heartbeat and processing information via the five senses. In the event of a serious accident or injury the nervous system can become damaged therefore disrupting the victims ability to live, work and play normally without chronic pain and suffering.
If you have sustained a nervous system injury in the Orange County area call the Santa Ana injury attorneys at The Cifarelli Law Firm for a free consultation.
Types Of Nerve Injuries
Neurapraxia– This is the least severe form of a nerve injury. It usually results in full recovery and use of the impacted nerve. The nerve structure stays intact in this type of injury although there is a temporary interruption in nerve impulse conduction along the nerve fiber.
Axonotmesis– This type of nerve damage is slightly more severe. There is disruption of the neuronal axon. Damage of this type can result in paralysis of the motor, sensory & autonomic nervous systems. This injury is primarily seen in a crushing type of injury and if the force creating the compression is removed in a timely manner the axon may regenerate. In best case scenarios a full recovery can be enjoyed with this type of damage as well.
Neurotmesis– This is a very severe type of nerve damage with minimal potential for full recovery. Contusions, cuts and lacerations are common accidents or injuries resulting in neurotmesis. This type of injury involves severing, cutting or division of portions of the nerve fibers parts such as the axon and the enveloping connective tissue.
Accidents Involving Nerve Damage
Damage to the nervous systems and the nerves themselves can be caused by virtually any type of injury accident. These accidents can occur in the workplace, in the home and while driving on the road in the form of a car crash. Falls, Construction Site Accidents, Car, Truck & Motorcycle Accidents, and Animal Attacks can ultimately result in nerve damage.
Contact A Skilled California Personal Injury Lawyer
Regardless of where or how your nerve damage has occurred it is imperative that you get immediate medical care and legal representation. The California Personal Injury Lawyers at The Cifarelli Law Firm will help to protect your rights, your health and your future by helping you get the financial compensation you are entitled to for your injuries. Mr. Cifarelli understands that the full extent of damaged nerves may not manifest until some time after the accident and he will do his best to get you compensation for pain & suffering, lost wages, current as well as future medical care.