What To Know About Sensory Loss From An Accident
Sensory loss is generally connected to serious injuries in both car accidents and general personal injury situations. This impairment has far-reaching effects for the injured party and their loved ones. Unfortunately, many people believe that sensory loss indicates the inability to feel pain. However, those who have suffered personal injuries that result in sensory loss typically feel quite a bit of pain following an accident.
Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers has years of experience in handling personal injury claims involving sensory loss. Our staff is not only experienced and knowledgeable but also shares a strong compassion and sensitivity for injured Connecticut residents. With offices in Bridgeport, Hartford, and New Haven, we are able to help Connecticut inhabitants from anywhere in the state.
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Accidents Associated With Sensory Loss
In the year 2009 to 2010, Connecticut sustained a 42 percent increase in the number of motor vehicle-related fatalities. With speeding as a large contributing factor to these traffic deaths, sensory loss is often associated with high-impact accidents. As the speed of the driver increases as does the potential severity of the accident. The following collisions are commonly connected to sensory loss:
- Bicycle Injuries (usually in situations where a helmet is not worn)
- Bike vs. Car Crashes
- Head-On Collisions
- High-Speed Accidents
- Rollover Accidents
When an accident victim experiences sensory loss from any of these particular traffic crashes, compensation is usually available. The negligent party who cause the accident typically must pay for any associated medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. In addition, any physical therapy and rehabilitation is commonly paid by the at-fault driver. If you or a loved one has sustained sensory loss following a motor vehicle crash, our Connecticut personal injury attorney is prepared to take on your case today.
Types of Sensory Loss
Neural messages are what the body’s nervous system uses to interpret outside stimulation into a language that the brain can understand. Utilizing these neural messages, the body is able to respond to what is happening around it through what the internal organs sense. When a serious accident occurs, any damage to these organs can cause the brain to fail to convert neural messages. In these situations, sensory loss is a common outcome for the injured party. For the most part, sensory loss is referred to in the following capacity:
- Loss of Hearing
Communication in any country in the world is usually harnessed by the ability to hear what another person is saying. As the most direct form of communication, an inability to hear can greatly hinder a person’s daily living. Catastrophic injuries following a traffic crash sometimes cause victims to lose their ability to hear. Compensation is generally awarded to victims who suffer from loss of hearing, regardless of the severity.
- Loss of Eyesight
People use their eyes to interpret colors, images and motions around them. When a catastrophic accident occurs and injuries are severe, a loss of eyesight in the accident victim is one of the potential outcomes of the crash. Connecticut drivers who experience loss of eyesight following a collision, whether partial or total blindness, are likely entitled to financial compensation.
- Dual Sensory Loss
While less common, severe catastrophic injuries after an accident sometimes cause the accident victim to lose their ability to both hear and see. Commonly referred to as deaf blindness, accident victims who suffer from dual sensory loss must deal with new challenges and road blocks in their daily living. Dual sensory loss greatly affects a person’s ability to communicate, move or access information normally. Contact a Connecticut personal injury attorney today by filling out a Free Case Evaluation on this page.
Our Personal Injury Attorneys Are Here To Help
While sensory loss is generally linked to brain injury and spinal cord damage, any accident causing a victim sensory loss is subject for compensation in the court of law. At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, we dedicate our time and resources to ensure that accident victims are awarded a monetary value that adequately covers the costs associated with the collision. With a no-obligation, free consultation, Connecticut accident survivors are able to gain an understanding of their case and the likelihood of compensation before being indebted to commit to our firm. We believe that those residents of Connecticut who suffer from sensory loss after a crash should be entitled to the maximum amount of compensation possible. Complete a Free Case Evaluation today or call 800-PERKINS to get started.