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Atlanta Auto Accident Injuries


Several types of injuries are prevalent among auto accident victims. Some are catastrophic injuries that leave Atlanta accident victims unable to function the same as they did before the accident. Others, while seemingly minor, may prevent you from enjoying the same activities you enjoyed before you were injured. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in an auto accident, contact an experienced Atlanta car accident lawyer at 404-262-3343 today for a free consultation. Below is a brief discussion of the most common types of auto accident injuries.

Fractures and Broken Bones

The force of impact in auto accidents may cause fractures and broken bones, which are painful injuries that may cause you significant loss of earnings because of missed work. These types of injuries may require surgery and weeks or even months of rehabilitation. Even a healed fracture may cause a permanent reduction in motor function, which may prevent you from being able to participate in once-loved activities in the future.

Whiplash

The human body has difficulty absorbing certain types of impact, such as that caused by automobile collisions. The human head weighs roughly 10 to 15 pounds and rests upon the most flexible and least reinforced part of the spine:  the neck. When the joints of the neck are stretched or strained beyond their normal limitations in an auto accident, they can lose their ability to return to their original length. This is called whiplash. Common symptoms of whiplash include headaches, dizziness, pain in the shoulders, arms, and hands, reduced ability to turn and bend, and lower back stiffness. In severe cases of whiplash, some victims have experienced blurred vision, ringing in the ears, nausea, and numbness to the extremities.

Back / Spinal Cord Injury

Many accident victims suffer debilitating back injuries in Atlanta car accidents. The force of impact can cause disks in the human spine to become herniated or ruptured, causing severe discomfort and often requiring painful surgery. In addition, accident victims may suffer compression fractures to the spine, causing damage to the spinal cord and potentially creating a reduction in or complete loss of mobility of the limbs. Spinal cord injuries are very serious and can leave you permanently disabled. Some typical symptoms of back and spinal cord injuries are weakness in the limbs, shortness of breath, numbness, complete or partial paralysis, tingling in the extremities, and bowel and bladder control problems. Some victims are rendered paraplegic or quadriplegic, losing motor function of their limbs or extremities for the rest of their lives. If you have suffered a back or spinal cord injury in an Atlanta car accident, it is imperative that you seek the advice of an experienced personal injury attorney immediately. Our Atlanta accident attorney can fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when the brain is damaged as a result of a sudden physical force, such as the impact experienced in an auto accident. Some symptoms of TBI may include, concussion, seizure, headache, dizziness, inability to concentrate, loss of memory, and even anxiety and depression. An attorney must have a thorough understanding of the symptoms of TBI in order to adequately present a case for damages to the jury.

Fatalities

The most severe car accidents result in death to drivers, passengers, and pedestrians involved in the accident. A wrongful death lawsuit may be appropriate in cases in which an Atlanta accident victim dies as a result of his or her injuries. The purpose of a wrongful death suit is to provide relief to family members who have been injured emotionally and financially as a result of a loved one's death. Call Leigh R. Bodner, P.C. at 404-262-3343 today for a free consultation regarding your Atlanta injury case.

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If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, contact an experienced Atlanta car accident lawyer at (404) 262-3343 for a free consultation regarding your case. Mr. Bodner handles all types of auto accident cases in Alpharetta, Atlanta, Austelle, Chamblee, College Park, Conyers, Decatur, Doraville, Duluth, Dunwoody, East Point, Hapeville, Marietta, Milton, Norcross, Riverdale, Rockdale, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Stockbridge, and throughout Gwinett County, Dekalb County, Cobb County, Clayton County, and Fulton County. Our Atlanta car accident lawyers will not charge a fee unless you receive a favorable verdict or settlement in your case.