A settlement was recently obtained for a 67-year-old man by Marietta injury attorney M. Chase Swanson. The gentleman contacted Jones & Swanson after he was injured in an automobile crash on Highway 92 in Acworth. He was driving northbound when the young driver of another vehicle attempted to make a left turn in front of him. Unfortunately, the other driver misjudged the distance between their vehicles, pulled directly in front of our client’s vehicle, and caused a terrible T-bone collision which sent our client and his vehicle plummeting down an embankment where it rolled over and landed on its side. Because the young driver failed to yield the right of way, she was issued a citation by the investigating police officer.
Mr. Swanson’s client was immediately taken to the emergency room at WellStar Kennestone Hospital. There he was treated for his injuries including chest and elbow pain. Unfortunately, his pain did not resolve and his back also became very stiff and sore. He was eventually diagnosed with a thoracic strain and nerve root irritation. Throughout his treatment with an orthopedist and pain specialist, our client had to take a variety of medications for the pain and inflammation, as well as participate in physical therapy and home exercise programs.
Although several of his injuries got better, our client continues to experience pain and discomfort in his back which interferes with his daily activities. In addition to the physical pain he suffered as a result of this incident, the severity of the impact has become a source of significant anxiety for him. This collision occurred less than half a mile from his home, and he is now forced to drive through the same area nearly every day.
At Jones & Swanson, we devote much of our practice to helping those victims of Georgia car crashes like the gentleman described above. In addition to T-bone collisions, we often encounter victims of rear-end, head-on, rollover, and side-impact crashes. Each type of auto accident poses its own specific dangers to drivers, passengers, and even pedestrians. If you’ve been involved in a wreck that was caused by another driver, you may be legally entitled to monetary compensation for your damages, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and physical and mental pain and suffering. For more information on what to do after a car accident, contact Jones & Swanson today at (770) 427-5498 for a free personal injury consultation.