Common Car Accident Injuries in Decatur
If you were hurt in a crash, our personal injury lawyers can help
Negligent drivers are a danger on the roads and highways of Georgia. It only takes one to cause a car accident that can leave you seriously injured. These injuries can have a significant impact on your life. Recovering financial compensation from negligent drivers can be complicated. That’s why you need an experienced personal injury attorney to fight for you.
At Kurle Justus, LLC, we know the impact an injury can have. One of our attorneys even worked in the healthcare field for more than 10 years before becoming a lawyer. You could need diagnostic tests, surgery, hospitalization, medication, physical therapy, home health care and months of follow-up appointments with doctors. Recovery can take months or even longer. You could be left with a permanent disability.
Common car accident injuries include:
Whiplash – During a crash, especially a rear-end collision, the force of impact can cause your head to whip back and forth. This stretches muscles, ligaments, and tendons in the neck, resulting in an injury. Symptoms include pain and limited mobility.
Concussion – A blow to the head can lead to this type of brain injury. Symptoms may include headaches, memory loss, problems with speech, vision problems, dizziness, and cognitive problems.
Traumatic brain injury – This is a more serious type of brain injury. Symptoms can be longer lasting. They can include headaches, ongoing memory problems, difficulty thinking and understanding, confusion, irritability, and poor emotional control.
Broken bones – An accident can cause broken bones in the arms, legs, hips, neck, back or other parts of the body. There are different types of fractures. Some may require surgery and a longer healing period.
Back injuries – An accident can result in a sprain, strains, fractured vertebrae, or a herniated disk. More serious injuries involve damage to the spinal cord. These can result in long-term partial or complete paralysis.
Shoulder injuries – The force of impact can result in torn muscles or tendons in the shoulder. You may experience pain, limited arm motion and loss of strength.
Knee injuries – During the crash, your knee may hit the dashboard, steering column, or another part of the car. This can result in torn ligaments, knee dislocation, a broken kneecap or knee strain or sprain. Symptoms include pain and limited mobility.
Medical expenses for treating your injury – both now and in the future – can add up quickly and become overwhelming. Negligent drivers typically deny responsibility for causing accidents, however. Insurance companies are supposed to help when you’ve been hurt, but they will try to pay you as little as possible to protect their bottom line.
Our lawyers investigate your accident to get the facts. We gather evidence, review accident reports and medical records, interview witnesses and consult experts, if needed. We build strong cases that hold negligent drivers accountable – cases insurance companies can’t ignore. We fight for the financial compensation you deserve.
If you were injured in a car accident in Decatur or anywhere in Georgia, it’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible. Over time, evidence can be lost or destroyed, and the memories of witnesses can fade. Our firm offers legal representation that is accessible, attentive, and aggressive. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer.