Types of Car Accident Injuries
When you think about it, types of car accident injuries are as wide-ranging as types of car accidents. You could experience whiplash in a rear-end collision, suffer a broken bone as the result of a side impact, or sustain severe burns because of a defective airbag. A car accident may also cause emotional trauma, affecting your peace of mind, confidence, and ability to work and sleep.
Likewise, healing time can vary greatly. Some car accident injuries heal relatively quickly while others can affect you for the rest of your life—consider paralysis, amputation, chronic pain, and scarring. Here we’ll provide more information about some serious types of car accident injuries and the actions to take to recover compensation for you or a loved one.Life-Changing Car Accident Injuries
For over 25 years, the car wreck lawyers at Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall LLC has helped thousands of victims with the following types of injuries:
- Broken Bones – Fractures and broken bones may give rise to many complications other than pain. Surgery may be necessary to help broken bones heal properly, and even after the bone heals, you may have side effects like soreness and stiffness. Broken bones can also increase your risk for conditions such as arthritis.
- Burns – Burns are often complex injuries, requiring surgery and long recovery times. To repair damaged skin, plastic surgery may also be necessary to help victims overcome a serious, visible burn.
- Paralysis – The financial and emotional costs of paralysis can be devastating. Initially, victims will need hospital and home care, and in most cases, ongoing medical care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, vocational retraining, and psychological counseling are also necessary.
- Amputation – For amputation victims, the trauma is not just the immediate injury, but the ongoing difficulty of living life without the use of a hand, arm, or leg. In order to reach a maximum recovery, prosthetic devices, therapeutic treatments, and ongoing physical therapy are often necessary.
- Chronic Pain – Unfortunately, chronic pain is common for many car accident victims, especially chronic neck pain. Too often, however, people experiencing persistent pain don’t receive compensation for their suffering, which can greatly affect quality of life.
While car accidents and car accident injuries are common, each case is unique and each victim deserves customized legal representation. To discuss your auto wreck with an experienced personal injury attorney, please contact Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall LLC today at (404) 461-0101. Our attorneys represent clients throughout Georgia, including Atlanta, Macon, Rome, Valdosta and Savannah.