Every day there are millions of Americans traveling to and from work either by driving themselves or carpooling. With so many drivers behind the wheel, it comes as no surprise that car accidents occur daily. Many accidents are only minor collisions, while others can be life-threatening with extensive property damage and require serious medical treatment. If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of another driver contact the attorneys at Schneider Hammers today. The injuries you’re currently suffering from could have an impact throughout your life and you deserve to get compensation.
Type of Injuries
The types of injuries you can suffer vary depending on the severity of the crash. Below are some common injuries associated with motor vehicle claims. For more specific information for your case, please reach out to the attorneys at Schneider Hammers.
Head and Back Injuries
Head and back injuries are among the most common types of injuries. When your car is struck by another vehicle you may strike your head against the steering wheel, dashboard or your window. This can cause anything from a minor concussion to comas to a traumatic brain injury that will leave you with lasting cognitive problems.
If you’ve injured your back, any damage to the spinal cord could cause serious nerve damage. Nerve damage can lead to reduced sensation and control over your legs, feet, or arms and potential paralysis of the affected areas. Therefore, it’s important to seek medical treatment following any accident. While you may only feel rattled following a crash, the impact on your body may take longer to become apparent. An experienced medical physician will be able to perform the tests necessary to see what’s happening internally.
Soft Tissue Injuries
Injuries to ligaments, tendons, or muscles are considered soft tissue injuries. Examples of these injuries include:
- Sprains: ligament damage resulting from overextension of a joint
- Contusions: bruising
- Strains: overuse of a muscle or tendon
A sudden movement to the neck or head can cause serious neck muscle damage. This injury is most commonly referred to as whiplash although it may also be called a cervical sprain, cervical strain, or hyperextension injury. The severity of the accident will impact the severity of a whiplash injury. Even if you’re hit at a low speed, the unexpected impact can cause injury to vertebrae, muscles, and ligaments in your neck. Symptoms of whiplash include:
- Stiffness of the neck
- Sharp neck pain
- Back problems
- Cognitive issues, such as problems with memory and concentration
When Should I Contact an Attorney?
After an accident, your priority should be to seek medical attention. Once your injuries have been addressed, contact the team of Atlanta injury attorneys at Schneider Hammers today to set up a free case review. As any lawyer will tell you, each auto accident case is different and will require a personalized evaluation. With more than 40 years of combined experience, Schneider Hammers has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for victims of catastrophic injury in Georgia. Our attorneys are AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, have been included in the Georgia Super Lawyers® list, and have been named to the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial lawyers list. You can feel confident that our attorneys know what it takes to help our clients achieve exceptional results.