Atlanta Crush Injury Attorneys
Helping Crush Injury Victims Across Atlanta
Crush injuries are among the worst that you can suffer following an accident. They often end in the loss of a limb, as once a bone is severely broken there is little that can be done to fix it. The kinds of injuries occur when a part of the body is subjected to extreme force or pressure. These injuries involve compression of the extremities or other body parts, resulting in swelling of the muscles and may include neurological disturbances. These are direct injuries from a body part being crushed, often between two heavy objects.
Whether it be in car collisions or on a construction site, crush injuries are devastating. Many of the clients we have worked with over the years at the Grant Law Office have suffered from crush injuries. We have seen just how difficult the fallout of these wounds can be for their victims. That is why we are so dedicated to fighting for those who have been severely injured in accidents. If you or a loved one have suffered a crush injury in Atlanta due to someone else’s negligence, call our firm at (404) 995-3955. We are waiting to hear from you.
What Are the Common Causes of Crush Injuries?
A crush injury could happen anywhere at any time. However, in our experience, a majority of these kinds of injuries happen because of an accident caused by negligence. People sustain crush injuries in building collapses, in industrial machinery accidents, in excavation cave-ins, and most commonly, in motor vehicle collisions. Some of the most common ways crush injuries occur are:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Forklift, crane, or other heavy equipment accidents
- Objects falling from heights
- Improper storage of materials, resulting in falling, sliding, or collapsing
- Workers getting caught in moving parts of machinery
- Collapsing structures or trenches
How ever your crush injury was caused, chances are you are feeling alone, scared, and stressed about your future. A crush injury is not easy to recover from, financially, physically, or emotionally. This kind of catastrophic injury involves so much more than a broken bone.
Physical Damage Resulting from Crush Injuries
What makes crush injuries so debilitating is the fact that it isn’t just your bone or your muscle or your ligaments that become damaged. Crush injuries usually result in extremely traumatic damage to any entire limb or section of the body. Depending on the severity of the injury, this may include:
- Bone fractures
- Nerve damage
- Internal organ damage
- Loss of limb
- Compartment syndrome
These kinds of injuries take months to heal. If they heal at all. If a limb has been too damaged because of a crush injury, then your doctor may decide the only option is to amputate. Crush injuries often lead to long life disabilities, which in turn can lead to financial struggles, and emotional trauma. A crush injury is so much more than a wound. It can define your entire life.
How Can Crush Injuries Impact a Person’s Life?
Severe crush injuries can lead to severe complications, disability, chronic pain, amputation, and even death. They often require ongoing medical treatment and cause severe physical and emotional pain and suffering. This type of injury can permanently affect a person’s ability to return to a former occupation, lead to extensive medical bills, and cause financial hardships, harming not only the injured person but the entire family. Even worse, it means the little things, like walking your dog, picking your child up to play, even just talking a walk and smelling the roses, may no longer be visible options for you.
What Damages Are Recoverable for Crush Injuries in Georgia?
If you have suffered a serious crush injury because of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover damages for your losses. In addition to compensation for your medical expenses and loss of past and future earnings, you are entitled to pursue “pain and suffering” damages, which may include:
- Mental anguish
- Physical pain and suffering
- Diminished capacity to work
- Impairment of health and vigor
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Interference with normal living
- Fear resulting from the injury
You should always remember that there is no cap on non-economic damages in Georgia. A claim isn’t just about getting enough compensation to pay for your property damage and medical bills. It is also about giving you the monetary means to recover from your injuries in a stress-free environment.
Why You Need a Lawyer
When crush injuries are caused by negligence, our experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyers can help you hold the at-fault party accountable. For example, if you suffered crush injuries in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, your attorney can help you pursue the compensation you deserve. The actions taken could involve investigating your accident, assessing the full extent of your damages, negotiating skillfully with the insurance company on your behalf, and fighting for your rights in court, if necessary.
At the Grant Law Office, our husband and wife legal team provides aggressive personal injury legal representation. We are skilled negotiators who never accept low settlement offers, as well as seasoned trial lawyers who excel in a courtroom setting. We thoroughly prepare our cases with strategical thought and planning, and our case results speak for themselves. If you or your loved one has suffered serious crush injuries in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, contact us for a free initial consultation at (404) 995-3955.
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