Auto accidents are often dangerous events that cause injury to millions of Americans every year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Many of these injured victims suffer devastating and life-changing injuries, from which they may never fully recover. Medical professionals often refer to such caliber of injury as a “catastrophic” injury. Victims who suffer catastrophic injuries usually suffer dramatic losses, including financial, physical, mental, and emotional. If an accident is caused by someone else’s negligence, victims with catastrophic injuries deserve to be fully compensated for all of their losses, and an experienced Coweta County auto accident lawyer can help you do just that.
Some common catastrophic injuries that arise from auto accidents include the following:
- Spinal injuries: Depending on the severity and location of a spinal cord injury, a victim may suffer partial or complete paralysis and many victims are never able to walk again.
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI): A TBI can have many different effects on a victim, including on your physical, emotional, mental, or cognitive abilities. Therefore, TBI may keep you from returning to school, work, or even from living independently.
- Amputations: Many victims suffered crushed limbs in auto accidents, requiring amputation. In addition to the obvious struggles, amputees often suffer depression.
- Burns: Severe burns may cover large areas of the body, may requiring numerous procedures such as painful skin grafting, may require extensive recovery time in the hospital, and may run the high risk of infection.
As you can imagine, any of the above injuries can have a serious effect on a victim’s life.
Contact a Coweta County auto accident attorney for a free consultation
Anyone who has suffered a catastrophic injury due to someone else’s negligence deserves fair and just compensation for their pain, suffering, and struggles. An experienced auto accident attorney can help you recover for past and future medical expenses, past and future lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. If you have suffered an injury in an accident, do not hesitate to call the Law Offices of Shane Smith as soon as possible at (770) 487-8999.