Back, Neck, and Spinal Cord Injuries (linked page)
There are various way in which an individual can cause serious injury to their back, neck, or spine. Some of the most common accidents and incidents that have cause serious back, neck or spine injuries include, but are not limited to:
- Auto Accidents (link)
- Pedestrian Accidents: Struck by any motor vehicle (Link to auto accidents page)
- Drunk Driving Accidents (link to auto accidents)
- Slip and Fall Accidents (Link to Premises Liability or Slip and Fall Page)
- Medical Malpractice (link to med mal)
- Occupational or Work-Related Incidents (Link to Workers Comp)
- Stairway/Escalator Falls (Link to Premises Liability or Slip and Fall Page)
Many of our personal injury clients are frequently faced with injuries to their back, neck, and spinal cord. When you have an injury to your back, neck, or spine, the severity of injuries may vary from the simple muscle strain to a herniation of the spinal disc to a fractured spinal cord. When a muscle in your back or neck is “strained”, this normally means that the muscle fibers have been stretched out of its normal positioning. A back or neck “sprain” occurs when the ligaments in the respective area become torn to some degree. Both conditions may produce the same sort of pain and discomfort. Generally, a doctor who specializes in orthopedics or neurology would be in the best position to evaluate and treat the injured party. The treating doctor will likely order x-rays, MRI’s, or CT scans. These diagnostic tests are aimed at ruling out more serious damage to the injured employee’s spine.
More serious spinal injuries may include herniated or ruptured discs. Generally, a herniated disc occurs when the spinal disc nucleus “leaks” out of the outer disc margin. This fluid leakage may press on the spinal nerves producing pain. Sometimes folks may refer to this condition as a “pinched nerve.” An injury to the spine may cause pain stemming from the low back to the base of the neck. These injuries may cause a tremendous amount of pain and immobility that may affect even the simplest of everyday activities. In a personal injury setting, a back or neck injury can take a person out of work for weeks, months, or even years. In severe cases, a spinal injury may be devastating and catastrophic.
The injury attorneys at the Fitzpatrick Firm are knowledgeable about the unique obstacles present in these cases. If you have sustained a neck or back injury in an accident, please contact the Fitzpatrick Firm today to arrange your consultation.
As with any injury, an accident involving your back and spine should not be taken lightly. It is important to be well informed about the medical options and risks involved. The attorneys of the Fitzpatrick Law Firm have handled cases involving the most serious of spinal injuries. We extend compassionate and accommodating legal services to you as a personal injury victim. We understand the pain caused by an accident can be debilitating.
Please let our Georgia personal injury attorneys help you in your claim for back, neck, or spinal injuries. Legal consultation is of utmost importance in these cases. If you are in need of information or help relating to back, neck, and spine injuries, contact Fitzpatrick Firm immediately.
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Head and Brain Injuries (linked page)
Aside from wrongful death, head and brain injuries are generally the most serious type of injuries our clients face when involved in a personal injury accident. More than 5 million Americans suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Not surprisingly most of these head injuries occur as a result of car accidents and falls arising from the negligence of others.
The Fitzpatrick Firm is located just minutes away from the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, a premiere catastrophic care hospital, where many of our Georgia injured clients have been treated.
When a personal injury victim sustains a traumatic head injury, the person often experiences a loss of consciousness, fatigue, memory loss, cognitive impairments, decreased concentration, headaches, and other neurological deficits. These injuries are also referred to as “closed head injuries.” Unfortunately, individuals injured with TBI or closed head injuries often have difficulty in the initial diagnosis phase given the nature of the injury. The personal injury victim will likely endure many diagnostic examinations and a series of experts or physicians who may be able to formulate a treatment plan or prognosis. Additionally, the insurance carrier or at fault party will frequently contest the connection between the cause or residual effects of the closed head injury.
In the event of a more serious brain injury, a personal injury victim may slip into a coma, concussions, or even death. The treatment for head and brain injuries can be extensive. It may require assisted living arrangements, a battery of diagnostic testing, a host of neurological specialists, experimental testing, and medication.
Additionally, it may require frequent trips to the hospital, home modification, or medical transportation and lodging. In many instances, the severe head and brain injuries will be catastrophic and long term. These matters should be handled very seriously as they are lifetime claims and may become very litigious. Our lawyers have litigated these matters in the past and are able to provide expertise in these areas. We can provide service if you suffered from a head injury such as the following:
- Subdural hematoma (SDH)
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Brain damage
- Head trauma
- Closed head injury
Head trauma is a very serious condition with the potential for long-term ramifications that are not always evident at the time of injury. Legal consultation is of utmost importance in these cases. If you are in need of information or help relating to traumatic brain injuries or closed head injuries, contact Fitzpatrick Firm immediately.
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Fractures and Broken Bones to the Body (link)
Individuals that suffer broken bones in accidents are some of the most affected individuals that we represent. Data provided by the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey supports that nearly 3.4 million people seek medical treatment for a broken or fractured bone in the United States annually. Time is of the essence as injuries of this magnitude almost always require immediate medical attention. Also, the speed with which a person gets medical assistance directly affects the likelihood a person makes a full recovery. This, injured victims must be able to access full and fair compensation for their injuries. Unfortunately, defendants and their insurance carriers never make this easy. The injury attorneys at the Fitzpatrick Firm are knowledgeable about the unique obstacles present in these cases.
Broken and fractured bones come in various forms. We have over 206 bones in our bodies and they can be broken and/or fractured in many ways. Thus, our injuries and the way they affect our bodies can be extremely complex. This, it is of the utmost importance that an injury is diagnosed correctly. Injured victims must be able to get the exact type of treatment that is appropriate for their specific fracture. Without proper medical care, a fracture or break may not heal the correct way and an injury victim could potentially experience long-term difficulties. In the many cases, the injury may require a supplemental surgery. Some of the most common types of broken bone injuries are as follows:
- Displaced Fractures
- Non-Displaced Fractures
- Stable Fractures
- Open Fractures
- Closed Fractures
- Simple Fractures
- Greenstick Fractures
- Transverse Fractures
- Oblique Fractures
- Linear Fractures
- Spiral Fractures
- Comminuted Fractures
Any of the above injuries should not be taken lightly. It is important to be well informed about the medical options and risks involved. The attorneys of the Fitzpatrick Law Firm have handled cases involving the most broken bones or fractures. We extend compassionate and accommodating legal services to you as a personal injury victim. We understand the pain caused by an accident can be debilitating.
If you have sustained a fracture or broken bone in an accident, please contact the Fitzpatrick Firm today to arrange your consultation.
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GEORGIA MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS
Motorcyclists love traveling on Georgia’s highways. Georgia has ideal weather for riding all year long and north Georgia has winding roads with breathtaking views that are perfect for riding all kinds of motorcycles. Unfortunately for motorcyclists, riding in Georgia can be risky. Georgia ranks in the top 20 states with the highest motorcycle fatality rate. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcycle fatalities have increased over 129% from 2,028 in 1997 to 4,990 in 2017. However, most of the injuries sustained are to the lower body. Common injuries include road rash, broken bones, as well as back and spine injuries. If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident in Georgia, you should understand your legal rights.
Injuries in Georgia Motorcycle Accidents Can Include:
- Fractures and broken bones. (link)
- Head injuries that leave victims with devastating brain damage. (link)
- Spinal cord injuries that cause lifelong paralysis. (link)
- Death (link)
Our Georgia Motorcycle Accident attorneys use all available investigative methods and legal strategies to fight for our clients. We work hand in hand with experts and accident reconstructionist to hold drivers accountable for their negligence or carelessness. We will always advocate tirelessly to present the best case for our clients. When a serious injury affects you or your family, you want the best possible lawyers on your side.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, let our Georgia motorcycle accident attorneys fight for your rights. Contact one of our attorneys immediately to get your best chance at recovering money for your injuries.
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GEORGIA SLIP AND FALL ATTORNEYS
Under Georgia law, a property owner has a legal duty to maintain safe conditions on a premise. When the owner does not do so and a serious injury or death occurs as a consequence of the unsafe condition, the victim of the accident can claim compensation. The premises liability attorneys at the Fitzpatrick Firm, LLC understand how to establish the liability of the property owner and all other negligent parties. We have experience, expertise and use the services of experts in various disciplines such as engineering, architecture and fire prevention.
A key part of representing an individual injured in a slip and fall or premises liability case is examining the effect the accident has had on their life so that we can place a value on the full amount of financial losses, pain and suffering, and other losses. The Fitzpatrick Firm, LLC will be your strong advocate in settlement negotiations or at trial. We represent people in cases involving property owner negligence such as:
- Storefront crashes
- Fire injuries and deaths
- Dog Bites
- Amusement park accidents
- Accidents on public property
- Insufficient security
- Elevator and escalator falls
- Swimming pools accidents
- Other types of premises liability cases
If you’ve been injured on someone else’s property, let our Georgia slip and fall accident attorneys fight for your rights. Contact one of our attorneys immediately to get your best chance at recovering money for your injuries.
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