Atlanta Laceration Injury Attorneys
Helping Victims of Severe Cuts and Puncture Wounds in Atlanta
A laceration refers to a tearing of the skin, which results in an irregular wound. They are often large and severe, which can make them difficult to treat and allows for many potential complications. Unfortunately, lacerations are a very common kind of wound. They can be caused by any number of accidents, but especially auto accidents as those often send glass and shrapnel flying into drivers and passengers.
If you or a loved one are suffering from a laceration wound due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve justice. The husband and wife team at Grant Law Office have been helping Georgia clients for years. Our Atlanta laceration attorneys put their clients first. Contact us at (404) 995-3955 today and find out if we are the right law firm for you.
What Are Common Causes of Lacerations?
Cuts and puncture wounds are among the most common injuries to experience when involved in all kinds of accidents. Up against sharp metal or glass, our skin cannot provide much protection. Potential scenarios that cause severe lacerations include:
- Car collisions
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Truck wrecks
- Slip and falls in a poorly maintained area
- Construction site accidents
- Dog bites
If you do get severely cut, or suffer a puncture wound, the most important thing you can do is slow the bleeding. Clothing and belts can be an excellent tool in accomplishing this if nothing else is readily available. After slowing the bleeding, call 911 and get medical help as soon as possible.
Risks of Further Harm
A severe cut or puncture can be life-threatening. If the wound is big enough then you can bleed out quickly. There’s also the chance for you to suffer internal damage, especially after a puncture wound. Internal damage can be difficult to spot and then fix. It can lead to many kinds of complications, such as organ injury and internal bleeding. While a laceration may seem easy for a doctor to fix with a handful of stitches, there can be immense damage beneath the surface that is left untreated and allowed to become worse.
Cuts also bring with them the risk of infection. Almost any wound can become infected, but depending on where on the body you are hurt, it can be difficult to keep your injury clean. Medical professionals will usually disinfect a cut before closing it, but there is always the risk of infection later down the line. If you live an active life, spending your time in multiple locations a day, it’s very possible you accidentally introduce bacterium into your wound. That means more visits to the hospital, more time off work, and even more medical bills. In addition, a wound can become infected with tetanus, which is not readily apparent until days after wound. This is why a thorough check-up is required after a severe cut or puncture wound, as well as a tetanus vaccination every ten years for adults.
Even when treated properly and efficiently, laceration wounds can, and often will, leave behind scars. These scars can fade over time, but many are permanent. This means that you can be left with permanent disfigurement after your accident. Depending on where on your body the laceration occurred, this may be a very prominent scar that you have to carry for the rest of your life.
You shouldn’t have to pay and suffer because of someone else’s bad choices. That’s why, after being involved in an accident due to another person’s negligence that leaves you with severe laceration injuries, you should hire a skilled Atlanta personal injury attorney to fight for you.
Determining Liability After a Laceration
If you have been left with a laceration or a puncture wound after an accident, you may be wondering who you can file a claim against in order to cover your damages. Who is considered liable will be determined by the facts of your case. If you were crossing a crosswalk and was hit by a speeding car, the person driving the car is at fault. If you were enjoying a day at the park and an unsupervised dog attacked you, then the owner of the dog would be at fault. If you were going for a jog down the roads and you tripped over construction equipment that had not been properly cleaned up, then the construction company would be at fault.
Some cases are not so cut and dry, however. Companies, businesses, and even cities or states may be considered the at-fault party for your injuries. You may be feeling at a loss as to who you should hold responsible. We at the Grant Law Office know that this may be a confusing time for you. But with our years of experience, we have the ability to look at your case and figure out just who should be held accountable.
Providing Quality Representation for Clients in Georgia
Georgia has a two-year statute of limitations for personal injury claims, and that time frame becomes even shorter if a government entity is responsible. Don’t delay in contacting the Grant Law Office. Our Atlanta laceration lawyers have years of experience and knowledge that they can bring to the table for our clients. Contact us at (404) 995-3955 to find out how we can help you.
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