Millions of motorists are in accidents and injured each year on today’s highways, unfortunately. Statistics show the number of car wrecks and fatalities continues to increase. This topic is of great concern to everyone, and especially as government analysts and infrastructure experts around the US examine why people continue to be involved in what are often completely preventable accidents—and how to bring an end to injuries and deaths on our roads.
If you have ever been in a minor car accident or an inconsequential fender bender, you probably breathed a major sigh of relief on discovering that your car had little to no property damage, along with your own self; however, statistics show that we will be in at least one car accident in our lifetime, and in many cases, there can be grave consequences after a major wreck.
Damage to the body can be long-lasting or even permanent and may take years of adjustment if you become disabled and/or must attend physical therapy, take medications that could be helpful but also have major side effects, and more. There may be substantial amounts of pain involved and while many different injuries are possible such as broken bones, contusions that may require plastic surgery, there may be other issues such as head wounds and brain injuries or even brain damage, soft tissue damage, and spinal injuries.
Spinal injuries are among the most dangerous to the human body as they could mean partial or even permanent paralysis. While whiplash (also known as neck sprain) is one of the most common injuries, it usually resolves within a couple of months. In some cases though, this is an injury that could even last for years. Any automobile accident opens the potential for catastrophe, and unfortunately serious spinal injuries are all too common such as harm to the spinal cord resulting in paralysis, ruptured or herniated disks, joint injuries, and more.
Motorcycle accidents present even greater opportunity for paralysis or fatalities due to the lack of protection for the rider—especially in comparison to another motorist driving a 4,000-pound car or 80,000-pound truck. Debilitating injuries may also mean that you are unable to go back to work—whether temporarily or permanently.
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.