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Atlanta, Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys

Personal injury victims may have a legal right to compensation. The Atlanta, Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys at Sammons & Carpenter, P.C. can help victims to understand and enforce their rights. Give us a call today to schedule a free no obligation consultation to learn how we can help.

Types of Injuries
Victims of car accidents, trucking accidents, work accidents, slip and falls and other types of accidents may suffer a variety of different personal injuries. Some of the most common injuries suffered by accident victims include the following:

Head and brain injuries can result from open head wounds in which the skull is penetrated or closed head wounds in which the brain is bruised or injured but the skull remains intact. Internal bleeding, swelling and loss of oxygen or blood flow to the brain can be devastating. Head and brain injuries may include traumatic brain injury (TBI), permanent brain damage and coma. The most common injury to the brain, however, is a concussion.

The neck is made up of bones (vertebrae), joints, ligaments and muscles. The joints, ligaments and muscles are collectively referred to as “soft tissues.” The most serious neck injury is a broken neck but soft tissue damage can also cause severe and lasting pain and can limit mobility.

Whiplash is a specific type of soft tissue injury to the neck that is very common in rear-end car accidents. Whiplash is both the cause of the injury and the name of the injury. It occurs when the neck is thrust forward then backwards too fast and too far, damaging the soft tissues. In some cases, the symptoms resolve on their own while in other instances whiplash sufferers will experience ongoing chronic pain.

Like the neck, the back is made up of vertebrae and soft tissues including the discs that cushion the bones of the spine. The most severe back injury is damage to the spinal cord, which can cause paralysis including both paraplegia (loss of feeling and motion in the lower limbs) and quadriplegia (complete loss of feeling in all limbs as well as the body’s trunk).  Soft tissue injuries including herniated discs can also be persistent and difficult to cure and can limit mobility.

Eye injuries can occur as a result of exposure to chemicals or to light rays/radiation or UV rays. Eye injuries can also occur when foreign objects get into the eye. Eye injuries can result in permanent vision impairment or even blindness.

Burn injuries can occur not just due to fire but also as a result of chemical exposure. The severity of burn injuries are measured by degrees with first-degree burns normally very minor and necessitating only minimal medical treatment. Third and fourth degree burns are very serious and can leave lasting scars, while fifth and sixth degree burns are almost always fatal.

Facial injuries can include broken bones in the face or cuts and lacerations that result in permanent scarring. Facial scars can be especially upsetting because they are so visible. Facial injuries have many causes but one common reason for broken bones in the face is air bag injuries.

Scarring can result from burn injuries, cuts and lacerations and other types of damage that occurs in accidents.  Scarring can be permanent and can result in a significant change in appearance depending upon where on the body the scar is located and the extent of the scar.

Internal injuries include bleeding and organ damage. The symptoms will vary depending upon the part of the body that is injured. Unfortunately, internal injuries do not always display outward symptoms immediately and are often deadly if medical treatment is not administered in a timely manner. As such, any time you are in any kind of accident, you should see a doctor to ensure you do not have internal injuries.

Bone fractures and broken bones can happen anywhere throughout the body. The consequences will vary depending upon which bone is broken but usually casting will be required at a minimum in order to treat the bone fracture. In some cases, serious complications can result such as when fractured ribs puncture the lung. When a bone does not set right, permanent limitations in mobility and function can occur.

The most common joint injuries include a sprained wrist; a twisted ankle; an overextended elbow and ligament damage in the knees. Joint injuries most often occur as a result of overuse and are very common in athletes. Joint injuries can also develop as a result of repetitive stress or overexertion on the job or are occasionally caused by trauma.

An Atlanta, Georgia Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You If You Are Injured
If you suffer from these or other injuries as a result of an accident that is caused by someone else, you can obtain monetary compensation to pay for all of your medical treatment as well as to pay for the pain and suffering you endure as a result of your injury.

An Atlanta, Georgia Personal Injury Attorney at Sammons & Carpenter, P.C. can assist you in taking legal action so you get the money you need to treat your injury and to provide for yourself and family if you cannot work. To learn more, give us a call today at (404) 991-5950 or contact us online for a free, no obligation consultation.   

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