Every day, we strap on our seatbelts, say a prayer and head out into the dangerous world in our vehicles. We hope that this trip isn’t the one where we end up in the emergency room after colliding with a deer, drunk drivers, pedestrians or some jerk running a red light. Unfortunately, accidents happen sometimes, even to the best of drivers. Drivers are injured, and someone is held responsible for the accident. When you need it most, your car injury lawyer is looking out for you after you’ve had an accident. Car injury lawyers know that expenses after an accident add up to monumental sums, and they can help you get the money you need.
There are several critical areas that often become injured after a car accident has occurred. The head, neck and back are the most common body parts to sustain injury, followed by internal organs, the upper limbs and the lower limbs. The two most common head and neck injuries are whiplash and disk injury. Whiplash usually occurs when the impact from the car accident happens from behind. Whiplash can damage soft tissues such as muscle, nerves and ligaments, and severely impair a person’s neck movements and peripheral vision. Your neck is comprised of many intervertebral discs. If the outer skin, or annulus, of a disc is ruptured, slipped, bulged or herniated during an accident, surgery is required.
Another common head injury sustained in an auto accident is temporomandibular joint (TMJ). When this area of the jaw is injured, chewing, eating and speech are all affected adversely. Traumatic brain injuries during accidents can have frightening and lasting effects. Brain injuries occur due to the extreme acceleration and deceleration that occurs upon impact in an accident. Diagnosing brain injuries through CT and MRI scans is extremely difficult and costly, and symptoms include concussions, headaches, seizures, dizziness and memory loss.
Any injury to the intervertebral disks in the neck (cervical) or the spine (thoracic,) whether it is a compression fracture, herniation or bulge, may cause weakness in the legs and arms, paralysis, numbness, bowel and bladder control issues, and difficulty breathing. Treatments for spinal injuries are costly and include treatments such as prescriptive medications, physical therapy and chiropractic sessions.
Internal organs that are especially susceptible to damage during an auto accident include the kidneys, the bowels, the spleen, lungs, the heart, the liver and the aorta. Any damage to these areas will require immediate and possibly extensive hospitalization. Upper arm injuries to the shoulders, wrists, fingers, hands and forearms are generally treated to with splints and casts. Some severe shoulder injuries may require reconstructive work. Injuries sustained below the waist such as ankle sprains, stress fractures, and Achilles tendon injuries are often treated with casting and surgeries, while in extreme cases hip replacements and knee arthroplasty may be necessary.
For every form of injury there is a costly form of treatment combined with rigorous physical therapy. To make sure you get the proper care that is necessary to heal and rebuild your fractured life, make sure you have a good car injury lawyer to get the money you need.
When an auto accident happens to you, it can be a life-changing event. It is important to seek the representation of a qualified, competent attorney to protect your rights, and help to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. At the Law Office of Nathan HOgle, we will do just that!
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The Law Offices of Nathan Hogle is located in Mesa, Arizona, and handles cases throughout Maricopa County, including Gilbert, Chandler, Phoenix, Queen Creek, Tempe, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Cave Creek, Fountain Hills, Ahwatukee, Apache Junction, Anthem, Glendale, El Mirage, Tolleson, Goodyear, Avondale, Litchfield Park, Peoria, Surprise, Sun City and Buckeye.