Accidents involving tractor-trailers injure thousands of people each year, sometimes resulting in serious medical conditions requiring long-term care. Spinal injuries are one of the most serious types of injuries people can sustain in truck accidents. In the most serious cases, spinal injuries can leave victims unable to work or live independently. As a result, it is imperative that victims of truck accidents ensure that their rights are protected by retaining the services of an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible after an accident. The attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are dedicated to helping truck accident victims obtain the compensation they deserve and moving on with their lives as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Spinal injuries are divided into two basic categories: complete and incomplete. More information about each is provided below:
- Complete Spinal Injury – A complete spinal injury occurs when a person has no feeling or function below the site of the injury. Complete spinal injuries are difficult to treat, and have varying prognoses based on the circumstances of the injury.
- Incomplete Spinal Injury – Incomplete spinal injuries leave victims with limited feeling and mobility below the site of the injury. Other symptoms of incomplete spinal injury include muscle weakness, reduced mobility, numbness, or tingling.
Early intervention is critical in spinal injury cases, and anyone who suspects that they have sustained one should immediately seek medical attention. In addition, after a trucking accident, victims should consult with an attorney as soon as possible. Truck accident cases are subject to a strict statute of limitations, meaning that there is a limited amount of time in which a person can file a claim. Finally, be certain not to discuss anything with an insurance company representative before consulting with an experienced truck accident attorney.
Contact a Coweta County truck accident attorney for a free consultation
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers, please call our office today at (770) 487-8999.