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Car accidents can lead to spine injuries

On Behalf of | Feb 17, 2024 | Car Wrecks |

Motor vehicle accidents in Georgia can lead to many types of injuries, some more severe than others. Victims of crashes may walk away with bumps and bruises or may suffer from life-long disabilities due to their injuries. Spine injuries are some of the more severe injuries that are seen in car crash victims. These injuries may be treated, but sometimes they cause permanent damage, leaving a victim unable to enjoy life as they did before the accident.  

Spine injuries can be serious 

When someone is involved in a high-impact car crash, the spine can suffer damage. Cars are designed to offer more protection to the head and chest area, which can make the spine vulnerable during an accident. Some spine injuries, like whiplash, have a relatively easy recovery period for most people. Other injuries often require more extensive treatment.  

Spinal fractures are another common injury that can happen during a car accident. Some fractures may heal easily with rest and immobilization while others may require surgery and other treatment. Accident victims may suffer from herniated discs after a crash, which can be quite painful and may also require surgery. The severity of spine injuries depends much on the impact of the crash, among other factors.  

What to do when injured in a car accident 

Anyone suffering injuries after a car accident should be aware of their rights in seeking compensation. When an accident happens due to another driver’s negligence, they may be held legally responsible for the crash and required to pay compensation to the victims. Georgia accident victims can speak with a personal injury attorney to see what options they have in seeking compensation to cover their damages.  


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