Serious Injuries Call For Detail-Oriented Counsel
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.
I, Michael J. Gaffney, have handled all variety of accident claims over my 40-plus years of 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 in obtaining compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Types Of Injuries
- 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 fluorescent lights or certain sounds.
- Back injuries that affect the spinal cord or neck – From strains to dislocation of disks 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 a cast and physical therapy or could involve multiple surgeries and long-term problems.
- Knee injuries – 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 recovery will take. That is 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 your ability to work.