4 Most Common Injuries Suffered In Auto Accidents

Regardless of the apparent severity of an injury, make an appointment with a doctor after a motor vehicle accident. The true severity of an injury may not be immediately obvious in the hours or days after an accident. And injuries can worsen with time if they are not addressed properly from the start.

My name is Michael J. Gaffney, Attorney at Law, and I have handled all variety of accident claims over my 30-plus year legal career. From experience, it may become more difficult to recover for losses when immediate medical care is not sought. After any injury, this must be an initial step.

Along with personalized service, I provide candid legal advice so that you can make informed decisions as you move forward from an injury. From my Staten Island office, I represent injured clients in New York and New Jersey to obtain compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Types Of Injuries

From motor vehicle crashes to construction site accidents, here are some of the injuries that commonly occur in cases that I handle:

  • Concussion and traumatic brain injuries Sometimes these injuries seem minor, but are actually quite debilitating. The symptoms can be varied from difficulty concentrating or falling asleep to intolerance of florescent lights or certain sounds.
  • Back injuries that affect the spinal cord or neck From strains to dislocation of discs or blunt force impacts that affect mobility, these injuries can be hard to treat and may even require significant lifestyle changes and housing updates.
  • Broken bones Depending on how the break occurs, treatment may be cast and physical therapy or could involve multiple surgeries and long-term problems.
  • Knee injuries When a part of the car is crumpled into the driver or passenger these types of injuries can lead to tears of the tendons and ligaments or dislocation.

In the aftermath of an accident, it is often hard to know exactly how long a recovery will take. That is often why insurance companies are quick to make a settlement offer.

Before signing on the line, speak with an experienced serious injury lawyer. If you act too quickly, you might be left without the resources to cover unanticipated medical bills and a lengthy recovery that limits the ability to work.

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