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Attorney to File TGN Lawsuit After Accident

Trigeminal Neuralgia is one of the most painful medical disorders known to the greater medical community. Often referred to as TN or TGN this painful cranial nerve damage can debilitate it’s victims and can make day-to-day life a challenge. Victims of TGN require extensive treatment to mitigate some of this regular pain, and often this treatment can be incredibly expensive causing financial damages to those who lack the health insurance to cover continued medical treatment. Fortunately, for some victims of TGN, there may be a solution to this issue. If you or a loved one is suffering from TGN due to a car,  truck, motorcycle or any other kind of accident involving the negligence or misconduct of another you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the party at fault. However, when filing a lawsuit, it is in your best interest that you seek legal representation and guidance from a lawyer with expertise in TGN cases. At Normandie Law Firm our well-versed Los Angeles trigeminal neuralgia attorneys can guide you through the often complicated process of building your case, filing your claim, and reaching an eventual settlement for your case. If you have any questions after reading this article, please feel free to reach out to our law offices near Los Angeles, California for a free consultation from one of our many skilled legal advisors.

What is Trigeminal Neuralgia?
Trigeminal Neuralgia or TGN is a painful cranial nerve disorder that inflicts victims with extreme pain that is often characterized as sudden, sporadic, burning, or shock-like. This condition tends to afflict the nerves in the face affecting the lips, scalp, nose, forehead, and upper and lower jaw. This pain can vary dramatically in degree and length, but more often than not it can last anywhere between a few seconds and several minutes. This severe pain fades in and out successively one after another, creating overall Trigeminal nerve episodes. This kind of TGN pain is deemed by the medical community as a TN1 or a rather a classic form of the nerve condition. There is also the ‘atypical’ form of TGN or TN2, which is described as a constant ache. The pain many TGN2 patients describe is burning, or stabbing pain, and is often less severe as the pain experienced in TN1 patients. Unfortunately, both types of TGN can occur in one patient at the same time, causing a truly troubling situation for many clients. A detailed list of the symptoms of the TGN condition are bulleted below for your reference:

  • Episodes which grow in intensity and frequency as time goes on
  • A continuous spasm-like pain that is characterized by aching, or burning.
  • Pain that is focused in the areas related to the trigeminal nerve. This includes the check, jaw, teeth, gums, lips, or even the eyes and forehead.
  • Pain that lasts for a few seconds to many minutes that comes and goes over a period
  • Pain that lasts for several days, weeks, or even months. Sometimes in severe cases, TGN can cause pain that never fades.
  • Pain that is felt on one side of the face, or both sides of the face.
  • Pain that is described an electric shock
  • Pain that is triggered by any actions involving the face. This can include brushing teeth or even speaking.

Trigeminal Neuralgia has a wide variety of causes, from old age, to pressure on the TN nerve caused by a tumor in the cranial area. In some severe cases, TGN can also arise as a result of physical trauma. Unfortunately, there currently is no cure for TGN. The only way to mitigate the severe pain that TGN causes are to seek extensive treatment. Even then, this treatment can only do so much for some victims. Like all nerve conditions the sooner you receive treatment for your condition the more likely you can stave off the long-term pain TGN can cause. However, these treatments can be expensive and can leave TGN victims with extensive medical bills. Fortunately, if you were diagnosed with TGN after a physical trauma inflicted by the negligence or misconduct of another you may be eligible to file a claim for monetary compensation. Through the filing of a TGN injury lawsuit, you can receive a settlement payout that can cover damages such as medical bills, a loss of wages, or even pain and suffering. When filing one of these suits, it is highly recommended that you seek legal guidance from a trigeminal neuralgia injury accident lawyer. Having an attorney with experience in trigeminal neuralgia cases on your side can make the difference between earning substantial monetary compensation for your damages and having to endure the pains and damages TGN can inflict on victims.

Can I Sue For Being Diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia After A Car Accident?
When clients diagnosed with TGN come into our law firm, they often ask if trigeminal neuralgia can be caused by a car accident. While our attorneys cannot specifically diagnose how you endured damage to your nerves, there is plenty of evidence supporting the claim that trigeminal neuralgia can arise after a car accident. As a result, if you were diagnosed with TGN after a car accident you may be able to file a lawsuit against the other driver’s insurance company or make a greater claim with your insurance provider. Seeking greater compensation after a car accident can be somewhat tricky, as there are some factors at play that determines whether or not you can earn full compensation for your damages. For instance, most accidents are resolved between each driver’s insurance provider. These insurance providers will usually only pay for property damages and a small portion of the medical bills, but this can vary tremendously depending on what kind of insurance plan you have.

However, if your car accident was caused by the blatant negligence of another behind the wheel, you may be able to sue the other driver or the other driver’s insurance provider directly for the damages. For example, if another driver crashed into you because they were under the influence of drugs or alcohol and you were diagnosed with TGN. As a result, you could sue them for the damages. For this reason, determining the specific cause of your accident can make all the difference in discerning what kind of compensation you can hope to receive as a result of the accident. Listed below are some of the common causes of car accidents:

  • Going over the speed limit
  • Driving while under the influence of alcohol or other substances
  • Distracted while behind the wheel of a motor vehicle
  • Driving recklessly on the road
  • Rain and other weather conditions
  • Ignoring and running red lights
  • Ignoring and running stop signs
  • Inexperienced or young drivers
  • Driving after dark which can hinder driving ability
  • A defect in the design of the car
  • Poor or dangerous lane changing
  • Driving on the wrong side of the road
  • Making an improper turn
  • Following another car too closely (tailgating)
  • Ice on the road
  • Snow on the road
  • Potholes or other defects in the road
  • Driving while drowsy
  • Having a tire blowout
  • Animals on the road, or crossing the road.

When filing a claim for compensation after a car, truck, or motorcycle accident it is crucial that you gather substantial evidence to support any claim you hope to make. Evidence of a car accident can make the difference between earning full compensation for your damages and being only able to collect compensation for the property damages after an accident. This evidence can include things like:

  • Photographs that detail the damages in the accident
  • A photograph or photocopy of the other driver’s information
  • A photograph of the driver’s license plate
  • Video footage from a nearby security cam that details the accident
  • Eyewitness testimonies from others at the scene
  • Police or emergency services reports

All of the evidence you gather after a case can then be used to support a claim of negligence. For instance, if you were diagnosed with TGN after a car going over the speed limit hit you, you must show that the other driver was speeding and that their recklessness behind the wheel directly contributed to your damages. As a driver on the road, you owe other drivers a duty that you will adhere to the rules of the road. When these rules are disregarded, and they result in severe injury, those injured have every right to sue for negligence. Listed below are the key components to a claim of negligence and the details of those components:

  • Duty: The plaintiff (injured or damaged party) must be able to show that the defendant (other driver involved) owed a legal obligation to the plaintiff under the particular circumstances of the case.
  • Breach: The plaintiff must be able to show that the defendant breached said legal duty through specific actions or failure to act appropriately
  • Causation: The plaintiff must be able to show that the defendant’s actions or lack thereof caused the plaintiff’s injuries
  • Damages: The plaintiff must be able to show that they endured some specific damages. This aspect can usually be shown through the presentation of medical records, a loss of wages, or a loss of potential income.

When suing, for any personal injury case, it is also important that you take note of the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations is the limit injured individuals have to bring their case to court. If an individual fails to file their case within this period it is likely they will find their case dismissed from court. The statute of limitations can vary dramatically from state to state and can change depending on the specific aspects of your case. For example, if you were diagnosed with TGN after a car accident in the state of California you have two years from the date of the accident to bring your case to court.

The statute of limitations, as well as the legal process for suing another driver for negligence, can be incredibly complex even for those with a minor understanding of legal proceedings. For this reason, it is highly recommended that you seek legal representation from an experienced lawyer that takes trigeminal neuralgia injury cases. TGN is a devastating condition and can be worsened with stress and a lack of treatment. While you have every right to represent yourself in court for your TGN injury case, the best way to guarantee that you earn compensation for your damages is by consulting a lawyer experienced in fighting for the rights of TGN victims.

How Normandie Law Firm Can Help
Trigeminal Neuralgia can leave victims with a chronic and debilitating pain that can be difficult to treat, let alone recover from. If you or a loved one were diagnosed with TGN after a car accident, you might be eligible to file a claim for compensation to cover the damages that you suffered. However, when filing these claims, it is in your best interest that you seek legal representation for your case. At Normandie Law Firm our Los Angeles trigeminal neuralgia lawyers are committed to ensuring all of our clients have the resources they need to earn the compensation they deserve. If you file a claim with our law firm, you may find some if not all of the following damages compensable to you:

  • All of you medical and hospitalization costs
  • All of your future medical care and treatment
  • A loss of income and loss of future earnings due to long-term recovery or permanent disability due to the accident
  • Compensable economic damages include loss of property or damaged property.
  • Compensable non-economic damages include emotional distress, trauma, PTSD resulting from the accident, pain and suffering and anxiety.

Victims of TGN after a car accident or other accident can contact our law offices to learn more about how to receive compensation. While our law firm is based in Los Angeles, our attorneys also practice in Oakland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, Orange County, Riverside, Fresno, and throughout the state of California.

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