A Brief Guide on Neurological Issues that May Result from a Car Accident

Many kinds of injuries can result from a car accident. While some cuts, scrapes, and bruises are minor, some more severe injuries can occur. One of them includes neurological damage, but it is often labeled an invisible disability, the main reason being that some people show no external symptoms of a head injury. 

Whether you are involved in a head-on crash or minor fender bender, it is essential to have a thorough examination and tests run to detect any underlying problem. When the brain is violently jarred inside the brain, it can tear tissues and rupture blood vessels causing internal bleeding. 

How Car Accidents Can Cause Nerve Damage:

Depending upon the type of car accident you are involved in, the nerve damage caused can differ. Likewise, the symptoms and treatments can vary. Nerves are usually damaged because of the increased pressure, stretching, or severing of the nerve itself. In most auto accident cases, nerves can be damaged in the following ways.

Blunt-force Trauma:

It can happen when any of your body parts, including your head, arms, or legs, are suddenly hit on a hard surface whether you are inside or outside the car. It can easily compress the nerves and cause damage.


It occurs because of the severe jerking motion of the head and neck, causing nerve stretching in these areas.


When the body suffers severe cuts, it can lead to nerve damage in that skin area and rupture of blood vessels.

Nerve Damage Symptoms and Treatment:

Depending upon the condition and severity of the damage, treatment can vary from surgery, physical therapy, and medications. After getting diagnosed by a professional doctor, you can get information on what type of treatment will be best for you.

The symptoms of nerve damage can vary. Some of them include,

  • Complete or partial paralysis of limbs and appendages (toes and fingers)
  • Muscle weakness or pain
  • Twitching or uncontrolled movements of muscles
  • Prickling sensation or numbness on the skin
  • Increased sensitivity on the skin surface to hot and cold temperature

Other Neurological Problem:

Many other complications can occur because of a car accident. One of them includes neuropathy.


It is commonly caused by trauma from a physical injury or surgery. Neuropathy can cause nerves to be partially or completely severed, crushed or stretched, detaching from the spinal cord. Surgical treatment may be recommended for people with nerve damage from an accident. Using mobility aids such as a cane, walker, or wheelchair can be helpful.

Seek Help from a Car Accident Attorney:

When you are involved in a car accident, and the other part is at fault, make sure to consult an attorney. You may have sustained nerve damage, and it is essential to file for a Personal Injury Claim. The right attorney will work for your best interest and compensate for the medical treatment you need.

Unlike some other damage, the effects of nerve damage can take many years to heal. It can pile up medical bills and make it harder for you to pay because of your inability to work normally.

Even with the provided medical bills and treatment, your condition might not return to the way it used to be before the accident. With the support of the right attorney, make sure that you are compensated for the deterioration of your neurological issue and health damage. 

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