People rely on all five senses to live an able, fully self-sufficient life. When any of the senses are compromised or eliminated, even the simplest tasks can become incredibly difficult. It can affect a person’s ability to carry out chores around the house, maintain themselves physically, and even their ability to keep a job. Sensory loss is often the result of an accident that results in injury of the brain or spinal cord.
The spinal cord is responsible for sending messages to the brain that can then transmit to other parts of the body, resulting in senses. When the spinal cord is injured, its ability to transmit these vital signals to the brain can be affected or eliminated, which in turn can result in sensory loss. Sensory loss can take the form of blindness, deafness, or even dual sensory loss rendering a person both blind and deaf. It’s also not uncommon for a person to lose their sense of taste and smell.
Common accidents that result in sensory loss are:
· Car accidents
· Boating accidents
· Workplace accidents
· Slip and fall
· Falling objects
· Head-on impact
Although sensory loss is often temporary, there are many more instances in which the loss is permanent, becoming a disability that follows a victim for the rest of their life. While it is possible to live with sensory loss, it’s often after an extensive and costly amount of physical and emotional therapy. Sensory loss can effectively turn your life upside down. Nobody should have to suffer as a result of another person’s negligence.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident resulting in sensory loss, you need an experienced, aggressive personal injury lawyer who can fight for you. You may be able to recover compensation for lost wages and medical costs. Contact the experienced lawyers at Andres & Berger today for your consultation.