The human body is resilient and often can heal broken bones with a couple months’ time. However, in a more traumatic Atlanta car accident, the collision can cause such severe bone-related injuries that the recovery time increases dramatically.
When you’ve been in a major accident, you shouldn’t try to rush the healing process. You may be able to account for your bills and loss of income on your Georgia car accident claim, so try not to let financial stresses impede your well-being and physical recuperation.
There are several circumstances that may slow the healing of fracture injuries:
- Leg Fractures – because they must bear the entire weight of the body, leg fractures take longer to heal than other areas.
- Surgery – if surgery was required to set the bone or to implant rods or plates, it might take a substantial amount of time to regain use of the injured limb.
- Back Fractures – when the spine has been injured, nerve damage and permanent disability can be a real and frightening factor.
Unfortunately, there are several complications that can arise with broken bones that can worsen an already tough situation. Prolonged pain, arthritis, nerve damage and decreased mobility may become lifelong issues.
In cases where surgery was required to repair severely broken or crushed bones, the break may heal incorrectly, causing limited function, constant discomfort and disability. Continued disuse of a limb also can cause muscle weakness and atrophy, which will require regular physical therapy.
Fortunately, Atlanta has a plethora of rehabilitative services available. The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has a useful search feature that lists more 50 physical therapists in the Atlanta area.
You’ll want to make sure all your future treatments are included on your Georgia car accident claim. Your Atlanta car accident attorney can help you compile an accident file that contains all your medical records, as well as your doctors’ prognosis and outlined treatment plan.
Contacting an Atlanta Car Accident Firm
If you are the victim of someone else’s negligence or carelessness, whether in a traffic accident or some other type of accident, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation you may be eligible for to help get your life back in order, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a no-cost consultation on your injury case – 1-404-842-7838.