Savannah Personal Injury Attorneys
At Hasner Law, we are committed to helping people in the Savannah area who have been involved in sudden accidents and are dealing with the effects of serious injuries. The legal process following a personal injury can be complicated, so it is important to have a law firm behind you that has the resources and experience needed to assist you.
If you have been injured, please call our Savannah personal injury lawyers for a free consultation so we can begin protecting your rights.
Representing Clients Who Were Injured in Preventable Accidents
Injuries can happen as the result of many different types of accidents. Some of the most common include the following:
Car accidents – Anytime you drive or ride in a car, you are at risk of being involved in a crash. Car accidents happen when you least expect them, and many collisions occur because another party was negligent in some way. Whether you are hit by a distracted driver, drunk driver, or someone who was violating traffic laws, you have important legal rights to financial recovery.
Commercial truck accidents – Trucks are a common sight on the highways in and around Savannah and they are imperative to our economy. Unfortunately, large commercial trucks also pose a significant danger to motorists in smaller vehicles. These large semi-trucks can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds and often cause devastating damage and injuries in a collision.
Bicycle accidents – More and more people are choosing to ride bicycles as their primary mode of transportation, in addition to riding recreationally or for exercise. Bicyclists do not have seat belts, airbags, or other protections that motorists enjoy, so they are extremely vulnerable to severe injuries if hit by a car or truck or if they crash due to dangerous road hazards.
Pedestrian accidents – Almost everyone is a pedestrian on a daily basis—even if it is simply walking from a parking space to your workplace or home. Drivers are not always adequately aware of pedestrians, or they may fail to yield to pedestrians according to the rules of the road. If a car hits a pedestrian, the pedestrian can sustain many types of traumatic injuries that can be life-changing.
Motorcycle accidents – Similarly to bicyclists, motorcyclists have minimal protections other than helmets in the event of a collision. However, motorcycles often ride at high speeds on highways alongside cars and large commercial trucks. When a motorcycle crash occurs, anyone on the motorcycle is at risk of sustaining life-changing injuries.
Serious Injuries Can Change Your Life
The following are only some examples of the injuries that may be involved in cases we regularly handle:
Neck or back injuries – While injuries such as “whiplash” are often discounted as relatively minor conditions, any injury to your neck or back can affect your life in many ways. You may require extensive physical therapy, have restricted movement, and experience ongoing pain. Neck and back injuries can often prevent you from working or participating in your normal activities.
Spinal cord injury – When any part of the spinal cord is damaged, it can affect the nerves that are responsible for managing many bodily functions. Spinal cord injuries can cause disruption to or complete loss of movement, sensation, and certain bodily functions below the point of the injury. These injuries require costly medical treatment and equipment.
Concussions and traumatic brain injury – Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can range from minor (such as concussions) to severe. All types of TBIs require medical treatment and can have a wide variety of symptoms that may affect your physical, cognitive, and behavioral functioning. More serious brain injuries can require long-term hospitalization and rehabilitation and may leave victims permanently disabled.
Internal organ injuries – Internal organ injuries are particularly dangerous as they can be “invisible” to the naked eye and not immediately diagnosed. Anytime you suffer through an accident—especially if you notice anything off with the way you feel—you should undergo a full medical evaluation to identify any internal injuries that may be life-threatening.
Burns – Not only can burn injuries be extraordinarily painful, but they can also lead to many complications, such as infection or sepsis. Burn victims may require numerous medical procedures and an extended recovery time, including a possible stay at a burn center. Victims of severe burns may lose certain body parts completely or have life-altering disfigurements.
Broken bones – You may believe that broken bones are easily treated and are even a rite of passage for children. However, even clean breaks can keep you from using the affected body part, which can prevent you from working. Compound fractures can require multiple surgeries,
insertion of plates, screws, or pins, and months or years of healing. They can sometimes leave you with permanent impairments.
Soft tissue injuries – While often considered to be less serious than a broken bone, soft tissue injuries can often require more treatment and recovery time than a broken bone. Sprains, strains, and tears can be extremely painful and limiting and may require extensive rehabilitative therapy and surgery to repair.
Disfigurement and scarring – Many types of injuries can lead to disfigurement and scarring—whether caused by the injury itself or the surgery required to repair the injury. While scarring may not always be physically painful, it can result in significant emotional injuries. Victims may develop social anxiety, depression, or self-esteem issues that can require substantial treatment.
How Our Experienced Attorneys Can Help You
Many different types of accidental injuries can result in extensive losses for victims. If another party caused your accident, that party can be held liable and be required to fully compensate you for any injury-related losses, which can include:
- Medical bills for both past and future treatment
- Income lost from being unable to work
- Physical pain and suffering that you experienced
- Emotional trauma and injuries
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Permanent impairments, disfigurement, or disability
- Wrongful death
In some cases, compensation can be obtained through the insurance process. During the insurance process—even if you have been given a settlement offer—it is critical to have an attorney on your side protecting your rights and ensuring that you are fully compensated for all of your past, present, and future damages. Our law firm will also identify when an insurance claim is not adequate and when you need to pursue a legal claim in the proper Savannah court. We will help you through every step of the legal process to ensure that your case is resolved as favorably as possible.
Contact Our Savannah Personal Injury Lawyers for a Free Consultation
At Hasner Law, we are here to help individuals who sustained unexpected injuries due to someone else’s negligence. Our personal injury attorneys know how to handle a wide array of cases involving many different types of accidents and injuries. If you would like to discuss your situation for free, please call us at 1-855-888-HURT (8478) today.