Car accident injuries are common because car accidents are common. If you think about how often you see car accidents on the side of the road when you are driving, then it is not hard to figure out that this is a direct correlation. There are a lot of different kinds of car accident injuries but there are some that are more common than others. These are the most common ones that an NYC car accident lawyer runs into.
Head and Back Injuries
If you are in a car accident when you are driving at high speeds, you can hit your head pretty hard against the seat, steering wheel, and other components of the car. This can result in a mild concussion, a brain injury, a spinal injury, and more. While some of these injuries may seem like things that can be fixed in a little bit of time, there is also the possibility of memory loss, vision loss, and even a skull fracture. These injuries can become very serious very fast. For injuries to the back, you can experience anything from strain on the spine, nerve damage, and even the possibility of becoming paralyzed. Of course, some of these injuries can happen at low speeds as well making them very common. Another thing to note is that sometimes these injuries are not noticed immediately. Sometimes they can take some time for them to be noticed which is why it is important to always see a doctor after a car accident.
Neck and Chest Injuries
One of the most well known neck injuries that comes as a result as a car accident is whiplash. This is because the injury is the result of the sudden neck movement that happens when you are in an accident. Not only can this give you whiplash but it can also give you some nerve, ligament, and muscle damage. It is also common to have some vocal cord paralysis as a result of this type of injury which will leave it difficult for you to speak for some time. In the chest area, you can have the possibility of broken ribs or a collapsed lung. Not only that, you could have some cardiovascular damage including a heart attack as well as internal bleeding that you may not notice until it is too late if you do not go see a doctor.
If you have been involved in a car accident and have subsequently suffered some injuries, whether they fall within common auto injuries or not, then you need someone that you can trust on your side. Contact The Dearie Law Firm today to find the NYC car accident lawyer that you need.