Imagine you have been in a car accident in Florida that caused nerve damage to your legs. While you were lucky to avoid complete paralysis, the nerve damage has left you with reduced sensation in both legs. While you understandably feel a huge sense of relief you are still able to walk and flex your toes, with loss of sensation, there are dangers of which you may not be aware.
Simple actions such as soaking your feet in a hot tub can create a potential for injury. If your legs are unable to properly sense the temperature of the water, you could inflict scalding burns on your legs if the water is too hot.
The loss of sensation often accompanying nerve damage can sometimes be resolved on its own as the nerves heal. However, prolonged loss of sensation may require you to make some lifestyle changes and be more aware of your extremities beyond simple feeling.
If the nerve damage causes irreparable loss of sensation, you will need to be attentive to the safety of your affected limbs. You may need to use additional covering to prevent sunburn or take extra steps to prevent damage from heat or cold. Nerve damage can also affect healing, so it’s important to keep a close eye on physical wounds you may not otherwise feel.
Nerve damage from a car accident can be compounded by other injuries, creating a more prolonged treatment and recovery period. A Palm Beach personal injury attorney can help you during this difficult time by filing a personal injury claim for your damages. You should be able to focus on healing instead of worrying about your financial situation.
Finding a Palm Beach Personal Injury Attorney
When it comes to choosing an attorney, you can’t afford to play a game of chance. Picking a Palm Beach personal injury attorney based on a colorful bus ad or a touching TV commercial won’t necessarily put you in touch with the attorney best suited for your case.
Palm Beach personal injury attorney Theodore Babbitt has spent years building his practice and growing his network of trusted colleagues and well-respected lawyers. Simply fill out our online form, and Mr. Babbitt will personally review your story to see if you have a valid Florida personal injury claim. He will then put you in touch with the attorney best-suited to handle your case. There is no cost to get started – 1-877-751-8087.