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When a South Carolina Accident Causes Nerve Damage (Part A)

If you were involved in a car accident in South Carolina and plan to file a South Carolina personal injury claim you should be aware of any potential nerve damage you might have sustained. While nerve damage can sometimes be rather light and the pain mild, nerves play a role in everything you do. As a result, any kind of nerve damage can seriously affect your quality of life and should not be taken lightly.

If you sustained nerve damage as the result of a car accident in South Carolina, it's recommended to hire a qualified North Charleston car accident attorney to assist you with your South Carolina personal injury claim. Nerve damage is fickle, complex, and often life-long, so you'll want to have professional qualified help when filing your South Carolina personal injury claim. 

Nerve damage warrants such attention because nerves are the wires that allow you to function properly. Every voluntary and involuntary action your body takes is accomplished because of electronic signals sent by your nervous system.

How do I identify nerve damage?

The signs and symptoms of nerve damage can sometimes be difficult to identify and separate from other aches and pains. After being involved in a car accident in South Carolina, you will want to take care to notice any signs so that you seek appropriate medical care. Once a timely diagnosis for nerve damage has been made, you can file a South Carolina personal injury claim as to seek compensation.

Remember, nerve damage is often for life!
There are more than 100 types of nerve damage. Damage can even affect the peripheral nerves, which connect the rest of your body to the brain and spinal cord.

What are the treatments for nerve damage?

Common treatments for nerve damage include:

  • physical therapy;
  • surgery; and
  • medication such as pain relievers or anti-seizure drugs.


Available treatments for nerve damage tend to focus on reducing the symptoms. Nerve damage is often progressive, meaning it may get worse, so you will want to consult with a doctor when you first notice symptoms. As soon as you are able, you'll want to talk with a Charleston car accident attorney about how you may be compensated for your ongoing treatments, hospital stays and other losses.

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