Laryngeal Nerve Injuries
A person involved in an auto accident may experience serious damage to their head or neck as a result of hitting the steering wheel, airbag, or dashboard. These injuries can drastically affect a person’s throat and vocal cords. The vocal cords are flaps of tissue that open and close depending on the intended action. After a laryngeal nerve injury, though, the vocal cords may fail to work properly, which can lead to suffocation and other problems.
If you have suffered from vocal cord paralysis or other laryngeal nerve injuries in an auto accident caused by another person, you are not alone. Contact the Waukesha auto accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today for more information regarding your legal options and rights to compensation.
The Effects of Vocal Cord Paralysis
A laryngeal nerve injury can result in paralysis to the vocal cords, which can have a serious impact on a person’s health. The vocal cords are responsible for a variety of basic functions involving the throat. Laryngeal or vocal cord injuries can lead to the following problems as a result of the tissue or nerve damage:
- Suffocation due to closed vocal cords
- Loss of speaking ability or difficulty speaking
- Difficulty or inability to swallow
These health problems can have deadly consequences if not treated quickly. In particular, if vocal cords become paralyzed and stuck closed, the individual can suffocate and die if not treated immediately.
If you or someone you love has been injured because of a negligent driver, financial compensation may be available. To learn more about your legal options after an accident, contact the Waukesha reckless driving lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874.