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St. Louis Personal Injury Claims for Nerve Damage

by David Zevan on Jun. 03, 2015

Accident & Injury Accident & Injury  Personal Injury Accident & Injury  Wrongful Death 

Summary: Nerve damage is one of the worst types of injuries that one can suffer due to the excruciating pain and disability associated with it.

People who have suffered nerve damage in an accident or other type of personal injury can seek compensation from the party at fault. However, establishing the presence and extent of nerve injury is not always an easy thing to do.

Nerve Damage Is Not Limited to Pain and Suffering

Pain and suffering damages comprise a large percentage of the damages claimed in personal injury cases. Compensation for these damages goes beyond the physical agony experienced by the plaintiff. The plaintiff is eligible to receive compensation for emotional and mental suffering along with the complete loss of quality of life. Emotional and mental damages experienced by the plaintiff are usually high, because nerve damage can result in a total loss of function of some limbs or organs. Persistent nerve pain along with other associated disabilities may result in additional damages for psychological problems the plaintiff may experience.

Intangible Nature of Pain and Suffering Damages

Compared to other types of damages, such as lost wages, the pain and suffering experienced by the plaintiff due to nerve damage are difficult to quantify in terms of a dollar amount. Once the case reaches the court, damages awarded by the jury are determined by their evaluation of the testimony provided by the plaintiff along with other pieces of evidence presented in the court room.

It is not easy to put an exact figure on the damages the jury will award since it will be an estimate based on previous verdicts in similar cases. Due to this, negotiations may be difficult as the two sides will differ on their perception of fair compensation that should be awarded for the pain and suffering experienced by the plaintiff.

Recording Nerve Damage Objectively

Although a specific dollar amount for the pain and suffering experienced by the plaintiff may not be easy to establish, it is possible to establish the fact that nerve damage happened. Any damage to the nerves can be diagnosed through nerve conduction tests. It is also possible to establish the fact that the injuries of the plaintiff may result in nerve damage, proven through the testimony of a medical expert.

After nerve damage is proven, the plaintiff will give testimony on what he or she experienced along with the effect of the injuries on every aspect of his or her life. Testimonies from medical experts are required to verify the test results, the common indicators of the injuries, and other complex medical claims and proof. If you have suffered nerve damage because of an injury caused by someone else’s fault, seek legal help from an experienced Missouri personal injury attorney from the Zevan and Davidson Law Firm.

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