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Nerve Damage & Nerve Injuries

Orlando Nerve Damage & Nerve Injury Attorneys

If you suffered a nerve injury in the Central Florida region, the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. may be able to help you recover monetary damages to cover the cost of treatments and the ongoing support you require.

Your body has three types of nerves: autonomic, sensory and motor. They are all susceptible to damage. Various causes such as trauma or compression, exposure to toxins, diseases like diabetes and Lyme’s disease and nutritional problems can all lead to nerve injury.

Autonomic nerves control basic body functions like your heartbeat and breathing rate. These nerves connect your essential organs to the spinal cord, which relays important information to and from your brain. Damage to these types of nerves can have severe consequences such as an inability to sense the pain from a heart attack. Head trauma and exposure to toxins can cause dysfunction of these nerves.

Sensory nerves send signals about your environment from your muscles to your spinal cord. Sensory nerve injury can cause pain, tingling, numbness and hypersensitivity to stimuli. The effects can be temporary or permanent.

Motor nerves control all the voluntary movements you make. Damage to motor nerves generally causes pain and weakness and makes controlling muscles difficult, sometimes impossible. Two common types of motor nerve damage are carpal tunnel syndrome and ulnar nerve entrapment.

Carpal tunnel syndrome refers to the pain, tingling and loss of sensation in the hand in addition to a weakened grip caused by pressure on the median nerve, a major motor nerve. Traumatically induced carpal tunnel syndrome can happen when the forearm is injured in an accident, attack or any incident that compresses the median nerve.

The ulnar nerve travels from your shoulder to the edge of your palm and along your pinky finger. Most people call it the funny bone, even though it is a nerve. It is a motor nerve that controls the ring finger and pinky, parts of the arm and fine motor coordination in other parts of the hand. An entrapment occurs when it is compressed and irritated near either the collarbone or lower, near the elbow. An ulnar nerve entrapment has similar symptoms to carpal tunnel syndrome, but in different fingers.

Permanent nerve damage is a serious condition. If you have suffered nerve injury because of another person’s actions or negligence, you may be eligible to collect monetary damages. You need legal representation with extensive personal injury experience to determine whether you have a valid claim. Our firm offers free and confidential consultations to nerve damage victims. Call 407-425-2000 or toll-free 877-FL-INJURY today.

Florida Personal Injury Office Locations

Main Office

Orlando Personal Injury Office:
3117 Edgewater Dr.
Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: 407-425-2000
Toll Free: 877-FL-INJURY
                 (877-354-6587)
Fax: 407-843-8274

Seminole County

Lake Mary Office:
1001 Heathrow Park Lane
Suite 4001
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Phone: 407-487-4408

Osceola County

Kissimmee Office:
17 S. Orlando Ave.
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: 407-966-4408

Volusia County

Daytona Beach Office:
1301 Beville Rd., Suite 8
Daytona Beach, FL 32119
Phone: 386-243-4994

DeBary Office:
465 Summerhaven Drive, Suite C
DeBary, FL 32713
Phone: 386-320-3911

Deland Office:
Downtown Executive Center
120 South Woodland Blvd.
Deland, FL 32720
Phone: 386-206-1264

Citrus County

Inverness Office:
110 North Apopka Ave.
Inverness, FL 34453
Phone: 352-205-4341

Polk County

Lakeland Office:
1102 S. Florida Ave., Suite 104
Lakeland, FL 33803
Phone: 863-968-7551

Winter Haven Office:
325 Avenue A, N.W.
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Phone: 863-968-7173

Hillsborough County

Tampa Office:
100 S. Edison St. Suite D
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-355-9772

Marion-Sumter Counties

The Villages Office:
3420 U.S. Hwy. 27/441
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
Phone: 352-419-0825

Lake County

Mt. Dora Office:
602 East 5th Ave.
Mt. Dora, FL 32757
Phone: 352-436-4696

Clermont Office:
900 W. Highway 50
Clermont, FL 34711
Phone: 352-503-4674

Brevard County

Titusville Office:
506 S. Palm Ave.
Titusville, FL 32780
Phone: 321-222-7300

Cocoa Office:
96 Willard Street
Suite 206,
Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: 321-757-1373