Car Accident Related Injuries

Car accidents are one of the most common causes of injury in the United States and their consequences can be catastrophic. Car accident related injuries can vary from mild to severe and the type of injury sustained can vary depending on the details of the accident. However, there are some types of car accident injuries that are more common than others. If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, contact the personal injury attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY today. Our team of personal injury professionals has the knowledge and experience to offer you quality legal representation.

Two of the most common types of car accident related injuries are head and back injuries. These types of injuries are also among the most serious. Hitting your head on the steering wheel, seat or window in high-speed crashes causes serious head trauma. This can result in traumatic brain injuries ranging from a mild concussion to a comatose state. The effects of this trauma can be permanent, resulting in long lasting cognitive damage.

Back injuries from car accidents often occur as a result of the sudden involuntary movement of the body in high-speed crashes. Any damage to the spinal cord can have disastrous consequences such as nerve related injuries, which cause numbness in the fingers, hands, arms, legs and toes. More serious spinal cord injuries can result in partial or total paralysis.

Neck injuries are another common car accident related injury. The most common neck injury is whiplash which occurs as a result of a sudden movement of the head and neck, causing serious damage to the muscles and ligaments in the neck. Whiplash is one of the most common consequences of rear end car accidents.

Many serious car accident related injuries occur in the form of trauma to the chest. Blunt force trauma, as a result of high-speed car accidents, often result in broken ribs and collapsed lungs. Internal bleeding in the chest can have deadly consequences. Any damage to the chest requires immediate medical attention.

Car accident related injuries are difficult for all parties involved, so seeking legal counsel is vital. If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, contact the personal injury attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY today. Our team of personal injury professionals has the knowledge and experience to offer you quality legal representation while fighting for the compensation you need and deserve. Call us today at (877) 504-5562. You may also contact us by email at [email protected].

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