Spinal Injuries from Car Accidents May Cause Lifetime Disability

Car accidents, injuries, and deaths just continue to rise on roads and highways within the US—along with fatalities also involving motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians of all ages. While so many different safety mechanisms are put into place today regarding infrastructure—along with a multitude of innovative safety features in cars (including sensors for backing up, warnings about possible collision, automatic emergency braking, and a range of adaptive features) developed by manufacturers, incidents are increasing rather than decreasing, leaving analysts and infrastructure analysts to wonder.

If you have recently been in a serious accident, however, statistics are probably the last thing on your mind—and no one likes to be thought of as a number. Most likely though, while you are battling physical injuries, the insurance company is worrying about numbers and how to pay you the least amount of dollars while putting minimal time into your case. If you were injured due to the negligence of others, you may be owed substantial damages; however, dealing with the insurer is something that should be left up to an experienced injury firm like the offices of H. Lehman Franklin, P.C.

Spinal injuries are one of the most common types of injuries caused by car accidents, with neck sprains such as whiplash topping the list for what can be a mild to severe problem, but sometimes returning to cause chronic pain as much as a decade later. While whiplash is usually caused by an accident where you are rear-ended, other spinal issues such as fractures or herniated discs may occur if your seatbelt failed to protect you properly. Serious spinal cord injuries can also be responsible for partial or even total paralysis, leading patients to be bedridden or confined to a wheelchair or other type of assistance.

While some back injuries may resolve themselves after a period of bed rest or prescribed exercise, others may require intense treatment, along with surgery and a substantial period of recuperation. Reaching a settlement with your insurer is especially important if you have been out of work due to debilitation from a car accident, causing financial distress if you are temporarily or permanently unable to work.

If you or a loved one have been in a car accident due to the negligence of others, you may be quickly burdened with medical expenses, emotional trauma, serious pain due to injury, and more. With over 30 years of experience in accidental and personal injury practice, we will help you get the compensation you deserve. Speak with a skilled car accident attorney from the offices of H. Lehman Franklin, P.C. Call now to learn more at 912-764-9616, or contact us online.