A car accident itself may last just a few seconds, but the pain it causes can linger long after, sometimes for a lifetime.
Perhaps you’ve already heard of chronic pain, which is defined by its duration. It lasts longer than 3, 6, or 12 months. Approximately 100 million Americans suffer from it. Symptoms, intensity, and frequency vary: It can be manageable or excruciating; occasional or constant. But no matter the form chronic pain takes, it requires ongoing management and brings an emotional toll. If you are suffering from chronic pain due to a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation.
Most Common Types of Chronic Pain
Chronic back pain.
Chronic back pain is one of the most common forms of chronic pain. Sometimes it occurs from natural causes, such as normal wear and tear, aging, or poor posture. But it is often caused by a car accident. If you fracture a vertebra in an accident, you could still experience pain even after it’s healed.
More than 50% of adults in America experience headaches throughout any given year. A chronic headache occurs for at least 15 days a month for three months or more. A car accident can cause different types of chronic headaches: post-concussive migraines, post-traumatic headaches, spasm headaches, whiplash headaches, fracture headaches, and pinched nerve headaches.
Chronic joint pain.
Accidents can also cause joint diseases. Some of them may not happen right away. Severe injuries can lead to osteoarthritis — a joint disease that causes pain and inflammation of joints — later in life. About 12% of all osteoarthritis cases are caused by accidents.
Chronic nerve pain.
Nerves are responsible for movement and overall organ function, so nerve damage can be quite severe. As with many chronic injuries, nerve damage can prevent accident victims from working. There are different types of nerve damage from accidents. Some of the most common come from whiplash or lacerations.
Recovering For Chronic Pain
Living with chronic pain is challenging and often emotionally draining. It’s heartbreaking when you can’t do the things you used to enjoy. You deserve to claim for financial losses and the pain you’ve endured, but it can be hard to do so successfully without an experienced Memphis car accident attorney. The reason for that is because it is more difficult to prove the underlying cause or severity of these injuries.
Get Help From a Memphis Car Accident Attorney
My job as a Memphis car accident attorney is make sure you get the compensation you deserve. I have fought for thousands of car accident victims suffering from chronic pain, and brought them financial peace. I can do the same for you.
Contact us online today or call (901) 327-1212 for a free consultation.