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Common Georgia Car Accident Injuries for Older Drivers


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2/21/2011
Dover Law Firm
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Approximately 500 older adults are hurt in car accidents every day in the United States.  As baby boomers become senior citizens, that number may rise.  As Atlanta car accident lawyers, we know that there are several reasons why senior citizen car accident injuries are common. 

First, senior citizens may be more likely to suffer from health problems while driving.  A stroke, heart attack, sudden change in vision, or other physical impairment may actually be the cause of the accident. 

Second, older adults may be more likely to get hurt in a crash.  According to the CDC, older adults are more likely to suffer injuries, such as chest injuries, in accidents.

Finally, older adults may suffer additional complications or have a harder time healing from car accident injuries.

If you or a loved one has been hurt in a Georgia car crash, you may be entitled to damages.  Damages for an older adult who is no longer working may include compensation for medical bills, rehabilitation costs, out of pocket expenses, and pain and suffering.  If you’ve been hurt, we encourage you to contact the experienced Atlanta car accident attorneys of The Dover Law Firm for a free consultation.  Our Georgia accident lawyers can be reached at 770.518.1133 or via our online contact form.


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