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Motor Vehicle Wreck Leads to Lengthy Recovery Process for Paralyzed Man

May 31, 2017

Article Summary: Our Atlanta Accident Injury Lawyers say car accident injuries can change lives in an instant. Sometimes car crashes leave victims with broken bones and stitched-up gashes. At other times, though, car accidents leave people with severe and permanent injuries. An automobile wreck left one man paralyzed from the chest down, and he is undergoing treatment, therapy and surgeries for his spinal cord injury while adjusting to living life in an entirely different way, according to the Citizen-Times. He was just sitting in traffic when he was rear-ended by a car traveling at high speed.

Motor Vehicle Wreck Leads to Lengthy Recovery Process for Paralyzed Man

Each day brings new challenges for the man, who was hurt in the aforementioned accident. His spinal cord got severed at the bottom of his neck. One of his lungs had collapsed after the crash, and there was a danger that he would not survive. He could not speak for a while as he awaited surgery on his vocal chords. He measures his progress in small things, each day building gradually upon the healing that occurred previously. Broken bones are healing, as are minor injuries. Physical therapy is a large part of the man's treatment, and he is strengthening his upper body so that he will be able to do some tasks differently than before, relying on his upper body instead of his paralyzed lower body.

Life is Different With Permanent Injuries

It is one thing to get hurt in a car accident. It is quite another thing altogether when one or more of your injuries are said to be permanent. Over two million people each year receive automobile accident injuries that are believed to be permanent disabilities. These injuries impair the physical or mental ability of the victim to do their routine work and daily life activities and are expected to impair those activities for the rest of the injured person's life. There are varying degrees of disability, and an injured person may be able to heal their injuries to a certain level after which no more improvement can be gained. When a person sustains a permanently disabling injury in a car crash, proper valuation of their accident injury claim is essential to making sure that they will be able to get the continuing care and support that they need as well as adequate compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

Call an Attorney Today to Discuss Your Case

If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident caused by someone else's negligence, you might be uncertain about how to proceed with a claim for damages. An Atlanta accident injury lawyer at Montlick & Associates can help you understand your rights as an accident victim, and they can help you understand what steps can be taken to help you and your family recover physically and financially from your accident.

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The time you have to legally receive compensation is limited. Call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law for your free consultation today. Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law has been representing those who suffer serious injuries throughout all of Georgia and in the Southeast for over 39 years, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state.

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