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Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries

Personal Injury Lawyer

Motor vehicle accidents are life changing. They can scar you from ever wanting to drive or ride in a car again. Unfortunately, accidents happen, and they are not always due to another individual’s negligence. However, the chances of being involved in a two or more-car motor vehicle accident in your lifetime is far more likely than not. It may be hard to trust other drivers —  or even yourself — behind the wheel. To make matters worse, there are some very serious injuries that can stem from motor vehicle accidents. In the event that you or someone you know has been involved in a motor vehicle accident, there are a few common injuries that may occur. It is important to know what injuries may occur. With this knowledge, you may be inspired to drive a lot safer and be on the lookout for those around you and the way they drive as well. 

Some of the most common injuries that may occur after a MVA include: 

  • Back injuries. Rear-end collisions tend to cause this type of injury. Being struck in the back of your vehicle, ironically, is a leading cause to motor vehicle accident back injuries.
  • Whiplash. This occurs when your body jolts so suddenly that it jerks your muscles and causes a strain or pain. This is more commonly seen in the neck.
  • Brain injuries. This is very scary and occurs when you strike your head or your head is struck by something. This may happen by hitting the car window, steering wheel, the back of the seat, or even the dashboard. Not only are these injuries scary, but they are also incredibly traumatic.

There are several types of injuries that can arise if you are involved in a motor vehicle accident. Some injuries are life threatening and can change your life entirely. The first thing you or your loved one should do after being involved in an accident is contact law enforcement, then seek medical attention for your injuries. Following that, you should speak with a knowledgeable lawyer, like a personal injury lawyer in Atlanta, GA from the law office of Andrew R. Lynch, P.C., about what your legal options are and if someone is responsible for the injuries you sustained. If so, you and your loved one may be able to seek compensation for your damages and have your medical expenses covered under a claim with the at fault party’s insurance. No matter the extent of the injury, if you or someone you know has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to see what your legal options are.