Vocal Cord Damage from Car Accidents
After a car accident, a person may be left with severe injuries to their head, face, and neck. One relatively unknown but still very real threat is damage to the laryngeal nerves, including those that control the vocal cords. Vocal cord damage can result in serious and potentially life-threatening complications, such as inability to breathe.
If you have been hurt in a car accident caused by another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for injuries such as vocal cord paralysis or other laryngeal nerve damage. Contact the Iowa car accident attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., by calling 877-327-2600 today to discuss your case.
Laryngeal Nerve Injuries
The vocal cords influence many different functions in the human body. An injury to the nearby tissue or the laryngeal nerves may result in damage to the vocal cords. In some cases, the vocal cords may be paralyzed, which prevent them from opening and closing properly. Overall, vocal cord injuries may result in the following health concerns:
- Difficulty speaking
- Loss of voice
- Difficulty swallowing
- Inability to breathe
If the vocal cords are paralyzed and stuck shut, the victim can quickly suffocate as this can completely block the airways. Thus, injuries to the throat and vocal cords typically require emergency medical treatment.
Those who experience auto accidents are particularly at risk of throat and neck injuries due to hitting the steering wheel or dashboard or even getting slammed against the taut seat belt or airbag. To learn more about your legal options if you have been injured due to another person’s careless driving, contact the Iowa reckless driving lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600 today.