Brooklyn Car Accident Common Injuries
There is no way to predict what kind of injury you are going to sustain from a car accident. However, there are measures that you can take to reduce the potential for some of the most common injuries that occur in Brooklyn car accidents. Brooklyn is a high traffic area, so some types of accidents are more common than others. Unfortunately, many of the car accident injuries are entirely preventable and happen because of another driver’s negligence. This negligence is often due to inattentive driving, driver error, or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Although not all accidents will lead to these injuries, these are the injuries that often occur.
Whiplash in Car Accidents
One of the most common injuries in car accidents is whiplash, usually because of the impact that occurs when cars are hit by other vehicles. While some might think that whiplash is only caused when you are rear-ended by another car, this simply isn’t true. Any time that the neck is jerked in a hard manner, there is a potential for whiplash. It doesn’t matter if the jolt is due to a forward, backward, or even sideways motion. The result is the same.
When you consider the potential for a fatality, broken bones, or other severe injuries in accidents, whiplash may seem mild. However, whiplash can be particularly life-altering because it prevents you from holding your head up without assistance and can limit your ability to move. Any injuries involving the neck or spinal cord are very serious. These injuries can result in extensive medical expenses, and result in limited activities in your daily routine and possibly even at work.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is another common injury from Brooklyn car accidents. Sometimes the head doesn’t even have to be hit to end up with a serious brain injury. The jarring motion of the impact and any following movements can sometimes damage the brain. TBI is a serious injury that can result in long-term effects that may influence your future. When injuries from car accidents become injuries you have to manage forever, it’s important that you let Greenstein & Milbauer help you get the compensation you’ll need now and in the future.
Importance of Seatbelts and Proper Restraints
If you aren’t in a seat belt, you face twice as much risk of suffering from one of these injuries as you would if you were in a seat belt. The same holds true for children who should be in booster seats or in child car seats. These safety devices can prevent your body from being thrown forward, backward, or in any other direction. They can also prevent you from being ejected from the vehicle itself. If you are thrown from the vehicle, there is a very good chance that it will be your skull that breaks the glass resulting in severe head, neck, spinal cord, and brain injuries.
Why You Need a Car Accident Lawyer
Whether you suffer from a TBI, whiplash, or any other common injuries from Brooklyn car accidents, be sure to visit a medical professional immediately. You need to tend to your health before anything else. The next thing you should do is contact Greenstein & Milbauer to help you figure out the appropriate next steps. Car accident injuries can be expensive on their own, but they can also cause you to miss work as well. The medical costs of your car accident, combined with the lack of income can be life changing. When a car accident is caused because of someone else’s negligence on the road, you should receive the compensation you need and deserve to recover as much as possible. As a result, you will have to face a number of people representing the other side who may not have your best interests in mind.
If you or a loved one suffers from any of these injuries and you believe someone else is responsible, we can help. Don’t risk your health now and in the future attempting to deal with your injuries alone. Call A Brooklyn car accident lawyer at 1-800-842-8462 for a free consultation.