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Three Common Types of Nerve Damage Caused by Atlanta Auto Accidents

Three Common Types of Nerve Damage Caused by Atlanta Auto Accidents

Atlanta Injury Blog > 2011 > August > Three Common Types of Nerve Damage Caused by Atlanta Auto Accidents

If you are involved in an Atlanta auto accident, it is important to seek medical treatment immediately. There may be hidden damages that your body suffered during the crash, such as nerve damage. Sometimes nerve damage is noticeable right away, and other times it can show up days or weeks after the collision.

Since nerves run throughout your body, nerve damage can possibly affect every part of your body. However, the most common types of nerve damage are classified into three groups:

  • Sensory Nerve Damage: This damage occurs to the nerves that control your smell, sight, hearing, taste, and touch and may be permanent. You may lose your sense of smell or be unable to feel heat, which can leave you prone to burns.
  • Autonomic Nerve Damage: This group of nerves controls involuntary functions responsible for your heartbeat, breathing, and digestive system. Nerve damage can cause complications with bladder control, lightheadedness, dry mouth, and inability to detect chest pain.
  • Motor Nerve Damage: This group of nerves affects your speech and movement. When this type of nerve damage occurs, it can result in muscle weakness, twitching, muscle atrophy, and paralysis.

Sometimes nerve damage after an Atlanta car accident is irreversible. When a wreck has a lasting impact on your quality of life, you need to be compensated appropriately. If you are a victim in an Atlanta car crash, you have rights to seek damages. Call The Kalka Law Group today and ask to speak with an Atlanta personal injury lawyer for a free consultation, and start your road to recovery.

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