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Should You Receive Medical Treatment After a Fulton County Auto Accident?

Traumatologist Orthopedic Surgeon Doctor Examining PatientThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration calculates that 2.3 million people [1] were injured nationwide in automobile accidents in 2013.

According to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, 54,385 traffic accidents occurred in Fulton County[2], Georgia in 2013 with 14,304 injuries.  With this many accidents and injuries in Fulton County alone, these numbers suggest that anyone involved in a car accident may require medical attention even if their injuries do not seem obvious.  An example of this type of injury is a concussion; an injury to the brain caused when the brain shakes in the skull.  A concussion can occur even if the head is not injured directly in the auto accident.

Common Auto Accident Injuries

Accidents can cause injury to almost every party of the body depending upon the type of crash and the severity of the impact including:

Head:  Eye injuries, partial vision loss, facial or jaw fractures and dental injuries

Neck and Back:  Whiplash, strained muscles and disk injuries

Abdominal:  Hip fractures and injuries to abdominal organs including the liver, spleen and kidneys

Leg and Knee:  Bruises, fractures and meniscus tears

Feet: Ankles, feet and toes can be strained, sprained or broken

Because there are so many different types of injuries that a person can suffer as a result of an automobile accident, it is important to be examined by a medical professional as soon as possible after being involved in an accident so that they can diagnose the type and extent of any injuries or to confirm that no injuries occurred.  Even if you do not believe that you are injured, it is still a good practice to visit a doctor or other qualified medical professional.  You may also want to speak to an Atlanta personal injury attorney to review the specifics of your case and to determine if you can receive compensation for your injuries.

References:

[1] http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/812101.pdf
[2] http://www.gahighwaysafety.org/fullpanel/uploads/files/fulton.pdf

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