Are you experiencing tingling and numbness in your limbs, hands or feet after a motor vehicle accident? The forces in a car accident are quite severe, and the thrashing jolt to your spinal column and neck move your body violently in multiple directions, even in slower speed impact. Tingling and numbness are concerning, as they usually point to what could be a significant underlying medical issue.
This is one of the primary reasons you need to see a doctor within 24 to 48 hours of any accident, even if you think you are uninjured.
My name is Rivers Morrell and after more than 40 years of experience in motor vehicle accidents and injuries I can tell you if you are experiencing tingling and numbness after a car, truck or motorcycle accident you need to see your doctor and contact us or call 949-305-1400 to speak with me personally for a free and substantive consultation.
Many people that experience these types of nerve pains might tend to ignore them, hoping they’ll feel better. They are unaware that sometimes these complaints can be a signal for more serious injuries which require medical attention, and long term care.
Tingling and Numbness After an Accident are Often Signs of Spinal Injury
Tingling and numbness sensation can occur when nerves are “pinched” or “impinged” in the spinal column. This typically can occur from disc herniation, when a disk will slide and press against a nerve in the spine. This is also known as nerve compression syndrome or compression neuropathy, when direct pressure is placed on a single nerve.
There are many treatment methods for nerve compression syndrome which can include drug therapy to help ameliorate the pain, or injections to help to relieve the compression. However, if the nerve pain is unbearable, or if there is the risk of serious nerve damage surgical options might need to be explored.
Surgery strategies in these cases typically work by removing the material that is pressing the nerve, which can be scar tissue, disc material, or pieces of bone. Other surgical methods help to relieve pressure by extending the disc space in the spine. All surgical options should be discussed in detail with your medical health provider.
Insurance Companies Severely Under-Compensate for These Issues When Claimants Don’t Have an Attorney
Insurance adjusters have one goal: get you to settle for the lowest possible amount as soon as possible. They always initially offer an amount which is much lower than you deserve under California law, especially in nerve damage, back and neck injury cases.
We have had many similar cases where the initial settlement offer from the insurance company is in the $10,000 to $20,000 range and the ultimate result we achieve for our clients is 10 to 20 times that or more.
Disc herniation, nerve compression syndrome or compression neuropathy have serious short and long term symptoms. They can lead to more complicated and life interrupting medical developments.
If you are suffering tingling and numbness after an accident, we invite you to review the strong recommendations of our clients and the legal industry and contact the Law Firm of Rivers Morrell or call 949-305-1400 to speak with us personally for a free consultation. Learn how our representation has made a substantial financial and medical difference for other clients with injuries like yours. There is no cost to you out of pocket as we work on a contingency fee basis.