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Common Injuries After a Car Accident 

Maran & Maran PC Oct. 27, 2022

Paramedic Placing a Cervical Collar to An Injured Woman in A CarBeing involved in a car accident can be a devastating experience. Such an incident may result in minor or catastrophic injuries, including bruises, cuts, TBIs, broken bones, head injuries, soft tissue injuries, and whiplash. However, it is important that you seek immediate medical treatment regardless of the severity of the car crash or your injuries. Speaking with a New Jersey personal injury attorney is essential to learn more about common accident injuries and the benefits of getting medical help after a car crash.  

With over 30 years of extensive experience, I can use my knowledge to assess every detail of your specific circumstances, determine the magnitude of your injuries, and explore your options to seek damages. Also, I can attempt to protect your best interests and help you pursue fair financial compensation for your injuries, damages, and any additional pain and suffering.  

My firm – Maran & Maran PC – proudly serves clients in Newark and the surrounding areas throughout Northern New Jersey, including Monmouth County, Passaic County, Sussex County, Union County, Essex County, Somerset County, and Warren County. 

Factors that Cause Injury  

A car crash can be caused by different reasons, such as intoxication, speeding, reckless driving, distracted driving, poor weather, vehicle defect, or traffic violation. However, the severity and nature of injuries from the auto accident may depend on any of these: 

Point of Impact – Whether the vehicle was hit from behind, side, or front. 

Speed of Collision– Whether the crash occurred while the motorist was driving at a low or high speed. 

Seat Belt – Whether the injured person – passenger or driver– was wearing a seat belt. 

Broken Glass – Whether broken glass – windows or windshield – caused the person’s injuries. 

Airbags – Whether airbags were installed in the motor vehicle. 

Sitting Position – Whether the person was sitting straight or turned in a different direction. 

Depending on the aforementioned factors and other circumstances surrounding that accident, the passengers, driver, or other road users involved in the auto accident may sustain minor or serious injuries. 

Common Injuries after a Car Crash 

Here are some of the most common injuries that an auto accident victim may sustain: 

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) 

  • Herniated discs 

  • Back or neck injuries 

  • Amputation and loss of limb 

  • Knee injuries or trauma 

  • Chest injuries 

  • Scrapes and cuts 

  • Soft tissue injuries 

  • Broken arms, shoulders, hips, and legs 

  • Facial scars 

  • Burns 

  • Head injuries 

  • Disfigurement 

  • Crush injuries 

  • Arm and leg injuries 

  • Whiplash 

  • Psychological injuries 

  • Concussions 

  • Bruising 

  • Broken ribs 

  • Road rash 

  • Ankle and foot injuries 

  • Internal bleeding 

However, after an auto accident, your priority needs to be your safety, health, and general well-being. Therefore, you should seek prompt medical attention from a qualified physician, notwithstanding the magnitude or severity of your injuries. 

Why You Should See a Doctor  

Some accident victims may decide to delay seeing a doctor because they feel fine or their injuries are minor and will heal over time. Whether you suffered a mild, serious injury, or even if you feel fine after the incident, here are some reasons to seek adequate medical treatment

  • For your safety and overall health. 

  • To evaluate the extent of your bodily injuries. 

  • To detect hidden injuries and symptoms and recommend the appropriate treatments. 

  • To get a professional medical evaluation of your injuries. 

  • For proper documentation of your injuries 

  • To comply with insurance requirements. 

  • To avoid possible issues with the insurer. 

If you or a loved one were hurt in a negligent accident, you need to get in touch with a highly-skilled New Jersey auto accident attorney right away. Your legal counsel can work together with the medical professionals to ensure that your get adequate care, your injuries and treatments are properly documented, and help seek your claims. 

How a Knowledgeable Personal Injury Attorney Can Help 

Getting injured in an auto crash caused by a negligent party can be a difficult and traumatic experience. Such an unfortunate incident can affect your financial, mental, and physical health. Whether you were injured or not, getting immediate medical treatment after the incident is crucial for both personal and legal reasons. An understanding personal injury attorney can analyze your options to recover damages and help file your injury claims.  

At Maran & Maran PC, I intend to provide compassionate representation and personalized legal advice to clients in their car accident claims. As your legal counsel, I can assess your case details, document relevant information, and evidence, determine the full magnitude of your injuries, and estimate case value. Also, I will handle all communications and negotiations with the insurance company and help you seek your rightful compensation.  

Never delay or fail to get medical help after a traffic collision. Contact my firm – Maran & Maran PC – today to arrange a simple case assessment with an experienced car accident lawyer. My firm is proud to represent clients in Newark and the surrounding areas throughout Northern New Jersey, including Monmouth County, Passaic County, Sussex County, Union County, Essex County, Somerset County, and Warren County.