Common Accidental Injuries
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 30 million people in the United States go to the emergency room each year because of accidental injuries. In addition, unintentional injuries are the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. The most prevalent causes of accidental injuries are motor vehicle accidents, falls, and unintentional poisoning. The following are some common accidental injuries that occur in Georgia and across the country.
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI) – Head trauma can cause damage to the brain tissue, leading to a variety of cognitive and physical impairments. Whether someone suffers a concussion (a mild TBI) or a severe brain injury, they should always seek immediate medical attention.
- Spinal cord injury – Many types of accidents result in trauma to part of the spine, which can affect most of the body below the point of injury. Victims may experience temporary or permanent paralysis, loss of organ function, and other disabling conditions.
- Burn injuries – Burn injuries can stem from many types of accidents, including car and truck accidents, electrical accidents, fires, accidents involving hot water or steam, and more. These injuries can be highly painful to treat and can leave victims with permanent disfigurement.
- Fractures – Accidents can result in fractures to many parts of the body, including limbs, extremities, ribs, pelvis, skull, facial bones, and more. Some fractured bones may be relatively minor, though all fractures require medical treatment.
Contact an Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney For Help Today
No matter what type of accidental injury occurs, the negligent party responsible for the accident should be liable for the losses of injured victims. The law office of Ben F. Windham, P.C. represents injury victims in and around the Atlanta area, and we can advise you of your options. Call 833.236.9467 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.