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Types of Car Accident Injuries

When you think about it, the types of injuries you can suffer from a car accident are as wide-ranging as the types of causes 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. In addition to physical injuries, a car accident may also cause emotional trauma, affecting your peace of mind and confidence, as well as your ability to work and sleep.

Likewise, the healing time for the different types of injuries can vary greatly. Some car accident injuries heal relatively quickly.  Other injuries, such as paralysis, amputation, chronic pain, and scarring, however, can have consequences that affect you for the rest of your life.   Below is more information about some serious types of injuries you can sustain in a car accident, and the steps you should take in order to recover compensation for you or a loved one.

Life-Changing Car Accident Injuries

For over 25 years, the car accident lawyers at Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall LLC have helped thousands of victims with the following types of injuries:

  • Broken Bones – Fractures and broken bones can vary in the amount of time it can take to heal.  A fracture can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months to heal completely depending on the complexity.   A broken bone can take even longer.  Both injuries may give rise to many complications other than pain. Surgery may be necessary to help broken bones heal properly.  Even after the bone heals, you may have side effects like soreness, stiffness and limited range of motion. Broken bones can also increase your risk for conditions such as arthritis.
  • Burns – Burns are often complex injuries that can require surgery and long recovery times. To repair damaged skin, plastic surgery and skin grafts may also be necessary to help victims overcome a serious, visible burn.
  • Paralysis – Paralysis not only impacts the injured person but their entire family as well.  The financial and emotional costs of paralysis can be devastating. Initially, victims will need hospital and home care.  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, especially chronic neck pain, is common for many car accident victims. Too often, however, people experiencing persistent pain do not receive compensation for their suffering, which can greatly affect quality of life.  As with the injuries mentioned above, chronic pain can require long term treatment for the injury victim.
Contact the Legal Team at KWFDM for Help After a Car Accident

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.

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I was in a head-on collision last year that put me in a wheelchair with a fractured femur. I needed an attorney and my cousin recommended this firm because he had used Briant Mildenhall for his accident. I was glad I called Briant because he always did what he said he would do and kept me informed. We settled with the insurance company and I'm happy with the result. If someone I know needs an attorney, I will tell them to call Briant because he will get the job done. Michael G.
After a head–on collision I had extremely serious injuries to my back and neck, and some internal injuries. I was airlifted to the hospital and started a huge amount of medical expenses accumulating. I hired a lawyer recommended by a friend but I was not satisfied. My cousin told me about this firm so I talked to Briant Mildenhall about handling the case. I was at ease from the get–go. Briant kept me informed all the way through, was always reassuring and did everything he said he would do. He helped us get the money we needed to get the treatment we needed. Briant was fantastic! Ronda W. (Car Accident)
I was in a car accident that was complicated from the start. I looked on the internet and called a few different lawyers but they turned me down after they heard my story. When I called this firm Lyn Dodson asked me to talk to her in person. I met with Lyn and Rob Katz and after hearing my story they were confident I had a case. They vigorously pursued my case and over time we built a trusting relationship. Lyn even took time to help me with the traffic issues and other aspects of the case. They were always on my side and talked to me about the advantages and disadvantages of my options... Robert W. (Car Accident)
After my car accident, I was looking for an attorney and came across the name Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall LLC. My intuition told me to call. I called in and Briant Mildenhall talked to me. He was very clear and honest about my options. As the case went forward, Briant and the staff at the law office always answered my questions right away. I was very confident in Briant's legal ability. He kept me informed every step of the way. I would recommend Mr. Mildenhall and the firm to anyone who needs an attorney. Antonio J. (Car Accident)
I would recommend the law firm of Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall LLC. Lyn Dodson was my attorney after my auto accident. I had confidence in her legal abilities and experience. She did a very good job for me. She was always there to answer the many questions I asked. The firm is very professional. Lyn always gave you her undivided attention. The firm, especially Lyn, worked with you like a long time friend. Joe B. (Auto Accident)
I am 100% satisfied. I called Rob the day after the accident. Everything he said that would happen did, every step of the way. He went beyond what we needed him to do. I would definitely use him again and recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer. Steve H.
Robert Katz isn't your average personal injury lawyer. He has specialized knowledge and experience that the others don't. Timothy W. (Trucking Accident)
I have nothing but good and positive things to say about Rob. One of the unique things about my case was that I was involved in a bicycle accident with another biker. He took an unorthodox case between two bicycle riders and he could see the logic and liability in it. I was very happy with the result. Rodney H. (Bicycle Accident)
We just loved him to death. He acted like he cared about us, not just our case. He kept us posted on everything. He even called us on Sundays to update us. My case involved a rear-end collision where I had herniated disks and I had had a prior back injury. Complicated as it was, we were very happy with the outcome. Kathy H. (Car accident)
Throughout the course of my case, Mr. Katz kept me informed about its status, returned my telephone calls and was very attentive to my needs and concerns. Simply put, he cared not just about my case, but about me. Joseph B.
I was, and still am, extremely satisfied with Rob's work and with the outcome of my case. Rob strives to be there for his clients, and I was no exception...I would happily recommend Rob to anyone who is seeking legal assistance after suffering a severe injury. Joey E.
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