Catastrophic injuries that are caused by a car accident can drastically impact your life making it impossible for you to work and live your life as you did before. If you are injured in a car accident that is not your fault, you may consider pursuing the liable party for damages as provided for by Georgia personal injury laws.
However, to maximize the compensation you are entitled to, it helps to understand the kinds of injuries you are likely to sustain. Here are three catastrophic injuries you need to look out for following a car accident:
Spinal cord and brain injuries
The central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) is, perhaps, the most delicate part of the human body. The brain, for instance, controls pretty much all functions of the body. Any damage to the brain or the spinal cord can leave you permanently disabled.
Amputations and permanent disfigurement
Sometimes, car accident injuries may necessitate amputation of your leg or arm. Amputation may also be necessary if your injuries result in a serious infection. Disfigurement, on the other hand, happens when the muscles, skin, ligaments or bones are permanently damaged following the accident.
Both amputation and disfigurement require long-term rehabilitation. Even if you do not continue with physical rehabilitation for the rest of your life, the resulting permanent scars can forever impact your mental and emotional health.
Internal organ injuries
Most of the body’s vital organs are closely packed within the abdominal cavity. A violent impact or piercing by a sharp object can cause serious damage to these organs. Injuries to the abdomen can also lead to internal bleeding that, left undetected, can be life-threatening.
Catastrophic car injuries can leave a lasting impact on your life. Find out how you can pursue the financial restitution you deserve if you or someone you love sustain catastrophic injuries that are attributable to someone else’s unlawful actions.