What is numbness following an accident? Numbness, a total or partial lack of feeling in a limb or other part of the body following an accident is an indication that your body has suffered some type of injury that has interrupted the transmission of nerve signals through your nerve distributor system.
The most common cause of numbness involves nerve damage or pressure, also called impingement, on a nerve. Numbness accompanied by a decreased ability to control the arms, legs, bladder or bowels is a very serious condition, and if you are suffering these and other symptoms, you should seek immediate medical treatment. Even if it is not accompanied by these symptoms, numbness may indicate a serious condition requiring a doctor’s evaluation.
Nerve damage can be life-altering with lasting physical, emotional and economic consequences for the victim. Each person owes a duty of reasonable care to others, and the failure to exercise that care constitutes negligence. The attorneys at The Rode Law Firm have over 50 years of combined experience representing victims who suffer numbness after an injury and other serious medical conditions.