Atlanta, Georgia Car Accident Lawyer - Common Injuries Resulting from a Car Accident
While no injury suffered in an Atlanta car accident should be regarded as minor, some bodily injuries are obviously more serious than others. Regardless of the injuries suffered by you or your loved one, Georgia law gives you the right to claim compensation from the relevant insurance companies. This typically means the at-fault motorist's liability insurance, but it may include your own coverage or other third parties' insurance also. To speak with an experienced Atlanta car accident lawyer regarding your case, please contact Van Sant Law, LLC at (404) 991-5950.
Injuries commonly suffered in traffic collisions throughout the Atlanta area can generally be categorized into one of five groups. Here is an overview of some of the most common car wreck injuries:
Soft Tissue Damage
Although whiplash injuries are the most well-known form of soft tissue injuries suffered by car occupants after a crash, it should be noted that sprains, strains and bruising throughout the body are all common. Neck, back and knee injuries are particularly common but by no means exclusive. People who have suffered soft tissue damage are often required to undergo a course of physical therapy or chiropractic treatment in order to heal.
Fractured and Broken Bones
One of the most common forms of broken bone resulting from an automobile accident is a compound fracture. This is also known as an open fracture and is caused by objects piercing the victim's skin and fracturing the bone beneath. All kinds of broken or fractured bones will require orthopedic treatment to some extent, but there is very little that doctors can do for patients as you must wait for your body to heal itself.
Damage to Internal Organs
Blunt force trauma occurs when the human body is subjected to a blunt, non-penetrating force such as what often occurs as the result of a multi-vehicle impact. Even if you were wearing your safety belt and your vehicle is equipped with emergency airbags, you might still experience blunt abdominal trauma. As Atlanta car accident lawyers, we know that frequently injured organs include the spleen, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys and bowels. These are not injuries that should be taken lightly and require the immediate attention of a qualified medical professional.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is in many cases very serious and often has lifelong consequences for the accident victim and their family. Caused by a blow to the head, a traumatic brain injury may or may not involve a brief period of unconsciousness, but it can significantly impair the patient's cognitive, physical, emotional and behavioral abilities. In cases where such damage is permanent, the patient may require constant care for the rest of their lives. In some situations, a TBI can result in paralysis as well.
Collisions which involve high forces of impact regularly result in the loss of limbs, digits or other body parts. An example of this is an SUV versus 18-wheeler truck wreck where the driver of the SUV had to be cut from the wreckage. The loss of your legs or indeed any body part will doubtlessly have a significant impact on the rest of your life.
Have You Been Injured In A Georgia Car Accident?
If you've been injured in a Georgia car accident you should speak with an experienced car accident attorney as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our office directly at 855.GA.INJURY or 404.991.5950 to schedule your free consultation.