Last Updated on June 15, 2022 by Theodore Spaulding
The impact of a car accident can leave you with any number of serious injuries, including arm injuries, which tend to be exceptionally challenging. Even if your arm injury is relatively minor, it can leave you out of commission for a considerable amount of time while it goes through the painful process of healing. While your body is constrained by your seatbelt and protected by your car’s airbags, your arms are more vulnerable to the immense impact of a crash. If you’ve suffered an arm injury as a result of another driver’s negligence, don’t delay consulting with an experienced Atlanta car accident attorney.
The Losses You Experience
The losses you experience if you suffer an arm injury in a car crash can be immense. The fact is that, regardless of what kind of work you do, your arms are almost certainly integral to your ability to fulfill your duties at work. Because arm injuries tend to be painful and slow to heal – as well as being closely associated with complications and secondary health concerns – you can expect to be off the job for a considerable amount of time and to experience a considerable decrease in income as a result. If your ability to continue advancing your career is also affected, you could be looking at lost earning potential.
Other common losses (or legal damages) include:
- Medical expenses that may be ongoing
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
It is important to recognize your full range of losses within each category before finalizing a settlement with the involved insurance company.
Common Arm Injuries
Arm injuries tend to be complex injuries that typically fall into one of two primary categories.
A broken bone is an exceptionally painful injury that is exceptionally slow to heal, and if the break is complicated or involves your elbow, the matter is that much more serious. If the break in your arm fails to heal correctly, you could experience serious setbacks, such as chronic pain or even permanent disability.
An elbow dislocation occurs when one or both of the bones that connect your forearm to your upper arm become unattached. Signs of dislocation include the following:
- Severe swelling
- Immense pain
- Inability to bend your arm at the elbow
- An obviously distorted elbow
A dislocated elbow requires a doctor’s medical intervention and may require anesthesia to set correctly.
Turn to an Experienced Atlanta Car Accident Attorney for the Legal Help You Are Looking For
If another driver’s negligence leaves you with an arm injury, the Georgia car accident attorneys at Spaulding Injury Law dedicate their practice to successfully guiding claims like yours toward favorable outcomes that uphold our clients’ legal rights – in pursuit of their rightful compensation. We are on your side and here to help, so please do not delay reaching out and contacting or calling us at 770-744-0890 for more information about what we can do to help you today.