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Common surgeries after car accidents in Georgia

On Behalf of | Dec 15, 2022 | Car Accidents

The human body is very fragile and even low-speed accidents can cause severe injuries with chronic pain and long-term disability. Sometimes, the most advanced airbags, seatbelts and car designs don’t always prevent injuries. Therefore, it’s important that you understand how you are likely to get hurt from any type of car accident in Georgia to help you make the best decisions for your safety.

Brain and spinal cord surgery

Motor vehicle accidents can cause traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injuries, which require specialized surgery. Doctors conduct brain surgery to repair damages, such as hemorrhage, contusion (bruising of the brain) or brain lacerations. Spinal cord surgeries, on the other hand, repair fractures, herniated discs or other trauma that affect the nerves running along the spine.

Joint replacement surgery

Joint replacement surgery is a type of reconstructive surgery used to replace and rebuild joints damaged due to serious injuries such as broken bones or dislocations. In many cases, joint replacement may be necessary to restore function and range of motion of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip and knee joints.

Reconstructive plastic surgery

Plastic reconstructive surgeries are often necessary when scarring or deformity affects an individual’s appearance or causes breathing problems due to damage to the nose and jawbones. Victims can also require it to restore function after traumas such as burns or skin lacerations.

How to cover medical costs

No one ever expects accidents to occur, and when they do, the people involved need immediate medical attention, even if they feel or appear fine. And, if one ends up needing surgery, the cost can be quite high. Fortunately, Georgia is an at-fault state, meaning the person responsible for the accident will also be responsible for covering the medical costs. This can include surgery, hospital bills and any other related healthcare expenses. They will do this through their insurance company.

If their policy limit can’t cover all costs, you can sue them, or their insurance company, for the balance. You should keep in mind, however, that if you’re planning to take this route, you should do it within two years of the accident, or else you may not be eligible for compensation.

It’s important that you understand your rights, options and the process of pursuing compensation in Georgia after an accident. Every action or thing that you say during and after the accident may affect the outcome of your case.

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