What Types of Injuries Can Be Sustained in a Car Accident?

Personal Injury & Workers' Compensation Attorneys Serving Atlanta, Marietta, Cumming, And Nearby Areas Of Georgia

Posted: May 2, 2018

Atlanta has some of the busiest roads and freeways in the nation, which unfortunately leads to many car accidents. While minor fender benders may be nothing more than an annoyance, often car accidents in Atlanta result in severe injuries and even death.

Injuries from a car accident can impact your life in a number of ways, from sky high medical bills to the inability to work and bring in an income to sustain yourself and your family. Personal injury lawyer Humberto Izquierdo, Jr., PC understands the effects that a car accident can have on your life, and will work on your behalf to obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

Call the Law Offices of Humberto Izquierdo, Jr., PC today at 770-999-9015 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation in English or Spanish.

Common Car Accident Injuries

Injuries from a car accident can range from minor scrapes and bruises all the way to paralyzation from trauma to the spinal cord. Some of the more common injuries that people sustain in a car accident include:

  • Traumatic brain injury: Also known as TBI, traumatic brain injuries can include concussion, brain damage, skull fractures, and whiplash. TBI can cause long-term effects such as personality changes, loss of motor control, memory problems, and more. Effects of brain injuries can take weeks or months to manifest, so it is highly important to see a doctor as soon as possible if there is a possibility you’ve taken damage to the head.
     
  • Spinal cord injury: Spinal cord injuries can cause loss of sensation and ability to move certain areas of the body. Victims may experience complete loss of control or diminished ability to control and feel these body parts.
     
  • Broken bones: The forces involved in a car accident can cause bones to break or even shatter. Surgery may be required to fix the bone, and the victim may be unable to return to work for a long time while the bone heals.

In addition to these types of injuries, car accident victims may experience herniated discs in their spine, pinched nerves, broken vertebrae, or other issues.

Why Should You Call A Car Accident Lawyer?

If you were involved in a car accident and it was not your fault, you may receive a settlement offer from an insurance company. However, insurance companies do not have your best interests at heart, and often will offer far less than what your claim is actually worth. It may seem like a large number at first, but you will quickly realize that it’s not enough to cover all of the extended medical care you may need as well as support your family while you are out of work.

Our personal injury lawyers have worked with insurance companies before and know how they operate. With this specialized knowledge, we can accurately assess the value of your claim and fight your insurance company for a fair settlement.

Schedule Your Legal Consultation Today

If you have been injured in a car accident, don’t hesitate to contact the Law Offices of Humberto Izquierdo, Jr., PC at 770-999-9015 to schedule your free consultation. We serve the English and Spanish speaking communities of Marietta, Cumming, and other nearby areas of greater Atlanta, GA.

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