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Legal representation for radiculopathy after an accident in Virginia

A pinched nerve may cause excruciating pain. It can affect several parts of your body, including your neck, back, arms, and legs.

Nerve damage can result from physical trauma, such as a car crash. In some cases, a pinched nerve can completely disrupt your life, making it impossible for you to carry out your everyday activities.

If your injury was caused by someone else’s careless behavior, you may be able to file a claim to recover your costs. For example, if a distracted driver crashed into you while you were crossing the street, then they should have to pay for your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses.

Call (804) 413-6777 today to speak to a Virginia personal injury lawyer at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys if you have been hurt by the careless actions of another. With our Zero Fee Guarantee, you won’t owe us anything unless we win your case.

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What is a pinched nerve?

Nerves are structures that create a pathway for transmitting electrical and chemical signals throughout the body. These signals enable muscles to move, and they also provide sensory information, such as pain signals to the brain. There are trillions of nerves in the human body.

A pinched nerve, known as radiculopathy, happens when too much pressure is applied to a nerve by surrounding tissue. Bones, cartilage, tendons, and muscles can all impose on a nerve, causing swelling and fluid buildup.

Sharp pains will often radiate from a pinched nerve. The pain may grow so intense that it becomes completely debilitating. Symptoms of a pinched nerve include:

  • Throbbing or burning pain
  • Muscle weakness
  • Loss of function
  • A tingling sensation
  • Hypersensitivity to heat
  • Muscle spasms
  • Lack of coordination
  • Paralysis
  • Digestive problems
  • A sudden drop in blood pressure

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Are pinched nerves caused by traumatic injury?

Nerve damage may be caused by blunt force physical trauma, which often results from automobile collisions and other types of accidents.

Traumatic accidents that may lead to nerve damage include:

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How are pinched nerves diagnosed?

You may be suffering from several types of injuries after an accident, such as bone fractures, crush injuries, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), or severe burns. Insurance adjusters may overlook your nerve damage. But the long-term costs of nerve damage can be significant.

It’s important to report all your symptoms to your doctor. She may use the following types of tests to diagnose nerve damage caused by a traumatic accident:

  • X-rays
  • EMG
  • MRIs
  • CT scans
  • Blood tests
  • A nerve conduction study
  • High-resolution ultrasound

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What’s the treatment for pinched nerves?

It’s crucial to get the right treatment to relieve your pain. Your doctor may recommend one or more of the following treatments:

  • Physical therapy
  • Medication
  • Surgery
  • Back or neck braces
  • Epidural steroid injections

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How could a Virginia personal injury attorney help me?

Insurance companies often try to save money by denying claims and minimizing injuries. The insurance adjuster may state that your nerve damage isn’t too bad or that it likely wasn’t caused by the accident.

The experienced Virginia personal injury lawyers at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys know how to stand up to the big insurance companies. Our expert witnesses will pinpoint the cause of your pain, and we’ll file a claim against anyone whose negligent behavior contributed to your injuries.

If the insurance companies won’t make a reasonable offer, we’re always prepared to take them to court. A personal injury claim for injuries caused by physical trauma may include the following types of damages:

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Time missed from work
  • Medication
  • Medical devices
  • Pain and suffering
  • Reduced earning potential
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

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At GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, we consider it a calling to help people put their lives back together after an accident. And with our Zero Fee Guarantee, you won’t owe us anything unless we win your case.

Call our Virginia pinched nerve attorneys (804) 413-6777 to learn more today.

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