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Back Injuries from Atlanta Auto Accidents Are Not Minor Injuries

When you consider that a single car accident in Georgia can permanently change someone’s life—causing lifelong problems for an accident victim—it is easy to see why that person should be compensated to the highest level possible.

Accident victims who have suffered back injuries should turn to someone who can advocate for them and who can ensure the victims don’t make any mistakes that could harm their personal injury case. Even if you are not sure you want to engage an Atlanta personal injury lawyer at this time, at least order your free copy of 10 Mistakes that Can Ruin Your Georgia Car Wreck Case so can educate yourself on how to avoid critical mistakes that could harm your case. 

If you have back injuries, slipped discs, spinal cord injuries, or compression fractures, then your injuries could be severe and long-lasting—ones that might affect every part of your life. When you are hurt in a Georgia car crash, you may be suffering from intense pain like you have never felt before. However, when the insurance company looks at your case, they don’t see your pain; they see dollar signs. 

This is why it is critical that you see a doctor and speak with an accident attorney before talking with the insurance adjuster if you are in any amount of pain. Pain sometimes can start off slowly and gradually increase in strength. Sometimes the pain can come on so much that it requires surgery, but you may not anticipate this initially. It is best not to agree to any amount of compensation from the insurance company without seeing a doctor, reading our book, or talking with us. 

Some common types of pain that can be more serious than initially thought include:

  • Back pain. Lower back pain is a common symptom of a herniated disc injury. Sometimes these injuries are tough to diagnose, but left alone can become worse over time as the pressure from the disc placed on the nerves can cause chronic pain and numbness.
  • Leg pain. If ruptured discs put pressure on the sciatic nerve, it can cause sharp, intense pain in the legs traveling all the way into the feet. Even tingling or weakness in the feet, toes, and calf can be signs of serious injuries.

Car insurance companies want people to think that all back and leg pains felt after a car accident are minor injuries, but this is far from true. Back injury cases are worth compensation, as a victim could suffer from chronic pain and the inability to work or perform daily functions.

For help seeking the maximum amount of compensation following a Fulton County car crash, call an Atlanta accident attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999 to schedule a free case consultation. We can help you seek compensation for your medical bills, lost income, future lost income, and more. 


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia