Every day in New Jersey there are hundreds of thousands of motorists on the road. Every driver has a set destination in mind and probably an ideal time frame with which they would like to arrive.
As a driver, you are taught to drive defensively and safe but sometimes those lessons fall by the wayside while in the car and your individual interests take priority. It is times like these when the unfortunate can occur — a car accident.
Now, not all motor vehicle collisions are fatal and that is where the term “fender bender” comes from. But on the other end of the spectrum, car crashes can be quite catastrophic and may result in many different types of injuries, some of which can be life-altering.
Below are five common car accident injuries that victims might have to deal with:
- Head injuries – these can be some of the most serious types of injury, especially those affecting the brain following a hard blow to the head. Known as TBI, or traumatic brain injuries, symptoms and effects range from mild concussions to long-term cognitive problems.
- Spinal cord injuries -any damage to the spinal cord can lead to significant nerve damage, causing loss of function, sensation or even paralysis.
- Psychological injuries – not always as apparent but still just as debilitating as physical injury, psychological or emotional trauma can be suffered following an accident. Some victims experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) while others may suffer from anxiety or depression linked to their physical injuries.
- Neck injuries – whiplash is a very well known car accident injury and it is a jerk or jolt to the neck as a result of braking quickly or hitting another vehicle and having your momentum carry forward while your seatbelt keeps your body in place. This can result in muscle and/or ligament damage in the neck.
- Chest injuries – the chest area is also another common area of injury following a collision. The blunt force of the accident can result in broken ribs or collapsed lungs or internal bleeding. Some people can experience heart failure or a heart attack and there can also be damage to organs.
There are plenty of other injuries that occur as the result of a car accident. Lacerations, bruises, facial injuries and broken bones are just a few more that happen all the time. If you suffered an injury at the hands of a New Jersey car accident then you need an experienced personal injury attorney in your corner. The personal injury attorneys at Lombardi and Lombardi, P.A., know how to make sure you get the compensation you deserve so you can move on with your recovery process. Call 866-523-3121 or fill out our online contact form for an initial consultation to begin discussing your case today.
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