Most Common Car Accident Injuries
If you know anyone show’s been in a major or even minor car accident, you know at little about the countless injuries that can result. While cuts, breaks and severe bruises are obvious, other injuries are slow to emerge, though they can cause long-term suffering.
At Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP, we do much more than litigate car accident injury claims, we help our clients find the medical assistance they need to treat their injuries and make sure all the short- and long-term repercussions from their accident are identified. We frequently help our clients obtain referrals to medical specialists, process no-fault claims to get medical expenses covered and deal with auto insurers to get damaged vehicles repaired or replaced quickly
A list of the most common car accident injuries should begin with a herniated or “slipped” disk, an extremely painful injury that occurs when the disk between spinal vertebrae moves out of place and the nerves become pinched. Usually found in the lower back or the neck, a bulging disk occurs when cartilage in the back is protruding to the side of the spinal cord.
Whiplash – which is often the cause of bulging disks – is a major concern on its own. It follows damage to the neck, and while it may show up immediately after an accident, whiplash can also wait several days to begin causing pain and stiffness.
Frequently associated with football and other contact sports, concussions are another common car accident injury. These serious and sometimes life-threatening brain injuries can result in long-term memory loss and impairment, and, as with whiplash, the damage isn’t immediately apparent. So receiving proper medical attention is critical
Anyone who plays sports knows that shoulders are surprisingly delicate and a high-impact car accident can do serious damage to the bones, ligaments, tendons, soft tissues and cartilage of the shoulder. Closely related, rotator cuff tears are another common – and difficult to treat – injury that can result from an auto accident.
Spinal cord injuries are probably the scariest car accident injuries because they can result in paralysis or even death. So while torn ligaments or broker bones will heal, back injuries related to the spinal cord can mean years of surgeries and/or physical therapy and possibly a lifetime of suffering.
Our short and admittedly incomplete list of common car accident injuries must in include knee, hip, thigh and ankle injuries, all of which can lead to long-term discomfort and, in some cases, disability requiring long-term care. These injuries are especially common for drivers or passengers riding in the front seat of a vehicle when it slams into another vehicle or object.
Greenstein & Milbauer’s New York car accident lawyers have years of experience negotiating with insurance companies and taking these cases to trial.
Rob Greenstein and Seth Milbauer, our personal injury firm’s partners, each has more than 15 years of New York auto accident injury experience claim experience. They’re compassionate with clients and aggressive in court, with a documented record of gaining full financial recovery car accident injury victims.