Common Injuries from Car Accidents in Georgia
Auto accident injuries in Georgia can range from mild to catastrophic. Many of these injuries will require medical attention and some injuries can result in a permanent disability. If you were in a motor vehicle wreck that was caused by a negligent motorist, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and other damages.
After an auto accident, it’s in your best interest to seek legal representation before you speak with the other driver’s auto insurance company about your personal injury claim. An insurance company usually attempts to minimize the victim’s injuries, offering an inadequate settlement, especially if the injuries require lifelong treatment.
A lawyer from the Ferguson Law Group will thoroughly evaluate your claim to determine the full extent of your damages and stand by your side throughout the entire legal process.
Common Car Accident Injuries in Georgia
At the Ferguson Law Group, our team of experienced and knowledgeable auto accident attorneys is familiar with all types of auto accident injuries. We appreciate and understand the devastating effects that an accident injury can have on our clients and their families.
If you were involved in an automobile accident and sustained injuries, you must speak with an auto accident lawyer as soon as possible. You deserve justice and maximum compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Below, you’ll find a list of some of the most common types of serious injuries that occur as the result of a motor vehicle accident:
Traumatic Brain Injuries
A traumatic brain injury (TBI), occurs when someone suffers a violent jolt or hits their head, resulting in damage to brain tissue. A traumatic brain injury can range from mild to severe. Even a mild concussion requires medical attention immediately. An accident victim that sustains a more severe traumatic brain injury may require hospitalization and rehabilitative therapy for the physical, behavioral, and cognitive effects of the injury. Some traumatic brain injury victims will sustain impairments that are permanent.
Skull Fractures & Other Types of Head Injuries
A skull fracture can cause a brain injury if bone fragments shift inward. Additionally, other parts of the head can be injured, including fractures to the nose, cheekbones, jaw, and dental damage.
Neck Injuries & Back Injuries
The neck and back provide the majority of support for the body. These types of injuries can cause movement restrictions, chronic pain, and limited range of motion, preventing you from returning to work or carrying out the simplest activities. The impact of a collision can cause the body to twist in unnatural ways, stretching soft tissue in the back and neck, which can result in a variety of injuries. One of the most common injuries to the cervical spine, or neck, is whiplash, which is caused by a jolt from the accident.
Fractured Bones/Broken Bones
In auto accidents, bone fractures are very common and can involve the pelvis, hips, ribs, appendages, limbs, and many other areas of the body. Bone fractures require medical attention and, in some cases, will need surgery. Additionally, bone fractures take a long time a heal.
Burns are commonly associated with fires, however, they can also result from an auto accident. A person can sustain burns if a vehicle bursts into flames. They may also come into contact with hot pavement or a hot vehicle. Medical treatment and healing time will vary depending on the severity of the injury.
The force of impact in an auto accident can result in damage to the internal organs, including the heart, liver, spleen, lungs, bowel, and kidneys.
Cuts and Lacerations
Any loose items in a vehicle can turn into projectiles in a car accident and may result in injuries. Airbags and broken glass can also injure the occupants of a vehicle.
Spinal Cord Injuries
A spinal injury from an auto accident is potentially life-changing. Trauma to the thoracic spine, lumbar spine, or cervical spine can server or seriously damage the spinal cord, resulting in paralysis from the waist down or the neck down.
The spinal cord is responsible for sending messages from the brain to the body, facilitating sensory abilities and movement. When an accident victim sustains a complete spinal injury, it may result in permanent injuries. This type of serious injury may require operations including disc replacement or a spinal fusion.
Other Common Types of Auto Accident Injuries
A driver or passenger can sustain a wide range of impact injuries in a motor vehicle collision. Some of these painful injuries may require ongoing medical treatment and rehabilitative care, surgery, or round-the-clock care for several weeks, months, or years.
Other common accident injuries that our legal team comes across include:
- Road rash
- Ankle fractures
- Internal organ damage
- Soft tissue injuries
Whether you sustained mild or severe injuries in a car accident that was not your fault, you must speak with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights and your claim.
Steps to Recovery After an Auto Accident
After a car crash, you must protect your claim and your rights. Once you’ve received medical treatment, contact an attorney. Medical care for severe accident injuries is often costly, but necessary. Auto accident injuries can leave a person permanently disabled, unable to return to work, and in need of medical treatment for the rest of their life. If another motorist is to blame for your accident, they can be held liable for your injuries.
Contact Our Experienced Georgia Car Accident Lawyers Today
Motor vehicle wrecks can occur in many ways, causing trauma to different areas of the body. As a result, a driver or passenger can sustain a wide range of injuries. Medical treatment after an accident can be costly, especially if the accident victim sustained a catastrophic injury.
If you were injured in a car crash, it’s important to meet with a personal injury attorney that has experience handling claims involving your types of injuries.
At the Ferguson Law Group, an experienced personal injury attorney will aggressively pursue compensation on your behalf for past and future medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other accident-related damages.
Contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation and meet with our legal team to learn about your rights and options.