Car Wreck Seat Belt Injuries in Georgia
Seat belt usage and Georgia’s seat belt laws are intended to save lives. However, the force from some car accidents is so strong that the use of seat belts can actually result in injuries. Many of these are not superficial and may take some time to develop. For example:
- Bruising over the area where the seatbelt crossed the body, either across the abdomen or chest
- Stiff neck or whiplash
- Damage to the soft tissue in the shoulder
- Lung injuries, indicated by difficulty breathing
- Abdominal injuries that affect the intestines
Even if you walk away from an accident without a scratch or an obvious injury, these potentially serious internal injuries require medical attention and should be treated with great care.
Seeking Medical Help After Your Accident
No matter what your injuries, it is imperative that you seek medical care as soon as possible after a car wreck. Something as simple as a stiff neck may in fact be whiplash; shortness of breath may be indicative of an injury to the organs in your chest.
To learn more about your rights and benefits following a car wreck in Georgia, contact the Zdrillich Law Firm today.