Chronic pain impacts every facet of your life, making it difficult if not impossible to sleep, perform routine tasks, or even work. Unlike acute pain, chronic pain is unrelenting, remaining active for months or many years.
It is estimated that some 50 million Americans suffer from some type of chronic pain. This complex condition can be caused by a traumatic injury, disease, auto-immune disorders, or a dysfunction of the nervous system.
When a senseless accident causes injury and chronic pain, you need the legal representation of the highest caliber. Whether you’re suffering from chronic back pain, joint pain, or neuropathy, you can count on Ellis Law to hold negligent parties accountable.
Our attorneys have more than 25 years of experience winning fair compensation for victims of car and motorcycle accidents, slips and falls, and workplace injuries. Many of our clients suffered the incapacitating effects of chronic pain as a result of their injuries.
Los Angeles accident lawyers helping chronic pain sufferers
Our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers leverage the experience and resources to pursue the maximum compensation you deserve. While litigation may be the last thing on your mind, a settlement can provide the financial means to help you treat your symptoms and make ends meet. Whether you are prescribed trigger point injections, medication, electrical nerve stimulation, acupuncture, or psychotherapy, these therapies take time and money. An accident settlement should reimburse you all medical expenses, lost productivity, and lost income.
Physical symptoms of chronic pain
Broken bones, severe burns, spinal cord damage, amputations, or other types of a catastrophic injury may eventually develop into long-term pain. Chronic pain’s physical effects can manifest in many ways:
- Tense muscles
- Muscle spasms
- Limited mobility
- Changes in appetite
- Joint problems
- Changes in skin texture and hair growth
- Muscle atrophy and deconditioning
Effects of living with chronic pain
Chronic pain is not only physically debilitating, but it can also lead to a host of negative side effects and health complications. According to the Cleveland Clinic, people living in chronic pain are prone to an increase in blood pressure and heart rate. In turn, this can lower the body’s natural immunity and ability to fight off disease and illness. Chronic pain sufferers are also more likely to develop heart disease, and a controlled study suggests that low back pain sufferers are at greater risk of cerebral atrophy.
Persistent, uncontrolled pain is a powerful stressor. If severe, chronic pain is not mitigated, it can adversely affect the endocrine system, causing hormonal imbalances that wreak havoc on the body.
Higher than average rates of anxiety, depression, excessive fatigue, insomnia, attention deficit, and mood disorders are found in people suffering from chronic pain.
Free consultation with Ellis Injury Law
If you’ve been injured in an accident caused by negligence, and are now suffering the physical and emotional impacts of chronic pain, you may be eligible for legal compensation. An accident lawyer at Ellis Injury Law can fight for maximum reimbursement in your case and handle injury lawsuits on a contingency-fee arrangement, which means you pay nothing until we secure money on your behalf.
Explore your legal options during a free, no-obligation consultation. Our experienced legal team offers powerful advocacy when you need it most.