People often associate car accident injuries with broken bones or whiplash, but drivers and passengers can also suffer deep cuts and bruises that may take a long time to heal as well. These injuries can also force accident victims to stop working and undergo extensive treatment.
If you did nothing wrong, and another driver hit your car or otherwise caused your accident, you may be able to seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other losses. A Sandy Springs contusions and lacerations lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to manage your insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit while you focus on healing. Our team can present your side of the case and help you pursue compensation for all of your accident-related damages when we represent you.
Contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888-8888 for a free review of your case with a member of our team. We offer representation on a contingency-fee basis with nothing due upfront.
Dangers of Deep Lacerations
During a car accident, pieces of the vehicles that are involved may break loose from the shells of the cars and fly around the scene. At the same time, loose items inside the car can fly forward at rapid speed. Any of these items could strike an occupant and result in significant cuts or lacerations.
Sometimes, posts or other items can pierce the shell of the car, leading to puncture wounds for those inside the vehicle. Any of these types of injuries can lead to a significant blood loss. Without immediate first aid, the victim could suffer a number of health issues related to blood loss.
Symptoms of Shock
After significant blood loss, a person may go into shock, according to Mayo Clinic. The symptoms of shock may include:
- Pale skin
- Shortness of breath
- Feeling dizzy or throwing up
- Irregular heartbeat
Once a person goes into shock, the body’s organs may begin to shut down, as they are not receiving the oxygenated blood they need to function.
If you suffered significant blood loss, you could have health problems because of organ damage, leaving you needing medications or ongoing doctor’s care, potentially for the remainder of your life.
For a free legal consultation with a contusions and lacerations lawyer serving Sandy Springs, call (404) 888-8888
Dangers of Significant Bruising
Another common injury for victims of car accidents is bruising, also called abrasions. Bruising can form after a blunt trauma injury, such as the body hitting the steering wheel, back of a seat, or dashboard. Although a bruise does not sound like a significant injury, it can develop into something serious without care.
A contusion may also indicate some type of internal bleeding. Internal bleeding can be related to multiple injuries that may require immediate treatment. In some cases, if doctors do not diagnose an internal bleeding problem quickly enough, the victim could go into shock or pass away. This is why it is so important to seek medical care as quickly as possible after a significant car accident. Even though you may feel fine right after the crash, you could have internal injuries that need to be diagnosed.
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Working With Bader Scott Injury Lawyers On Your Case
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers knows how difficult it can be to function and return to your normal life after suffering serious injuries in a car accident. If you qualify, a Sandy Springs contusions and lacerations lawyer from our firm can take over all legal work in your case. This may include:
- Investigating your accident to identify the liable party
- Producing evidence of their liability and the extent of your damages
- Communicating with all parties on your behalf
- Handling settlement negotiations with the responsible party’s insurance company
- Bringing your case to trial if necessary
Our firm will be available to update you on your case, answer your questions, and provide legal work throughout this process.
For a free case review with a member of our team, call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888-8888.
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Recoverable Damages in a Car Accident Case
Compensation for the following damages may be available to car accident victims in an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit:
- Costs of post-accident emergency treatment
- Current and future costs of all accident-related medical care
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capability
- Pain and suffering
- And more
The Statute of Limitations in Georgia
According to O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33, victims have a general two-year statute of limitations to file a personal injury lawsuit in Georgia. The clock starts running on the date of the accident. There may be circumstances that could alter the deadline in some cases, but in general, a failure to take legal action within the statute of limitations for your case means that your lawsuit could be dismissed.
A representative of Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can give you specific information about what deadlines pertain to your case when you call. We recommend contacting us as early as possible after the crash.
Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers Today
If you suffered injuries because of the negligence of another driver, Bader Scott Injury Lawyers believes that you should not have to also bear the financial burden of your damages. A Sandy Springs contusions and lacerations lawyer from our team may be able to pursue compensation on your behalf.
Our firm operates on a contingency-fee basis, which means we do not charge our clients attorney fees unless and until they recover compensation via a settlement offer or court awards. There are no advanced payments required.
For a free consultation on our case with a member of the Bader Scott Injury Lawyers team, call us today at (404) 888-8888.