Types of Injuries Overview Helping Clients in GA with a Wide Range of Personal Injuries Accidents can cause trauma to many parts of the body, resulting in a wide range of injuries to accident victims. At Banks, Stubbs & McFarland, our Cumming personal injury lawyers represent clients with many different kinds of injuries, and the following are only some examples. Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries Anytime you hit your head, you are at risk of sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Mild TBIs are commonly referred to as concussions, which are still surprisingly serious injuries, as they can result in cognitive and physical impairments. Moderate to severe TBIs can have more drastic effects that last longer and could even be permanent. All brain injuries should be promptly diagnosed, and many victims need long-term hospitalization and rehabilitation. Cuts and Lacerations While some cuts can be treated with first aid at home, other lacerations require stitches or other medical treatment to heal properly. You should always have deep cuts cleaned by a medical professional to prevent infections. Some deep lacerations can even cut through tendons or ligaments and might even lead to a partial amputation. Broken Bones You can fracture almost any bone in your body, and commonly broken bones include arms, wrists, legs, ankles, feet, hips, tailbone, pelvis, ribs, collarbone, jaw, or facial bones. All broken bones should be diagnosed and treated by a medical professional. Some people need to immobilize and prevent from using the broken bones, while others might need multiple surgeries to repair the fracture. Burns Burns can range from relatively minor to fatal, but even minor burns are often highly painful. Some burns are so severe that they damage all layers of skin and possibly tissue below the skin. Burns come with a serious risk of infection, and many victims must stay in a burn center for monitoring and repeated treatments. Burns can also result in permanent disfigurement, even after multiple surgeries. Back and Neck Injuries The back and neck are integral parts of the body that support movement. Any damage to the soft tissue or joints can be extremely painful and can restrict motion and abilities. Often, back and neck injuries prevent a victim from working or even engaging in regular activities around the house. These injuries can require ongoing rehabilitative therapy or even surgery. Spinal Cord Injuries When there is trauma to the spinal cord, you need emergency medical attention. Many spinal cord injury victims are hospitalized and monitored while their injury heals to prevent complications. Some people sustain complete spinal cord injuries, which result in permanent paralysis and completely change the entire course of their lives. Consult with a Forsyth County Personal Injury Lawyer as Soon as Possible Some injuries are obvious to other people, while some injuries are invisible. For example, you cannot see brain injuries, internal injuries, and other conditions that might be costly and cause pain and suffering. No matter what type of injury you suffered, you deserve to recover financially if another party was responsible for causing your injury. Contact a Cumming personal injury attorney at Banks, Stubbs & McFarland to discuss a possible case. Call 770-887-1209 or contact us online for a free consultation.