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Car accidents can have devastating consequences, as the injuries resulting can range from minor to catastrophic. Although minor injuries can often resolve within a matter of days, serious injuries can result in permanent disability that requires long-term care. As such, it’s crucial to understand the most common injuries sustained in auto accidents to ensure you receive the proper care. Please continue reading and contact a knowledgeable New York City Car Accident Attorney who can help you fight for the funds you need. 

What Injuries Are Most Common After a Car Accident in New York?

When you’re involved in a car accident, there’s always a chance you may sustain injuries due to the sudden forceful impact. Depending on the nature and severity of an accident, you can sustain either impact or penetrating injuries. Understanding the differences between these types of injuries is crucial to ensure you receive the proper medical treatment. Impact injuries occur when the body experiences a sudden, forceful collision with some part of the interior of the case. For instance, a head is hitting the side of the window. Penetrating injuries, on the other hand, occur when foreign objects pierce the body. For example, when shattered glass or loose objects fly inside the car, it causes cuts and scrapes.

Whiplash is one of the most frequently reported injuries resulting from car accidents. This soft tissue injury occurs when muscles and ligaments in the neck and upper back are stretched due to sudden movements. Whiplash can result in long-term symptoms and chronic pain. Whiplash can also result in a traumatic brain injury (TBI) such as a concussion. This is because the sudden motion of a collision can cause the brain to collide with the skill even if there is no external impact on the head. Concussions can develop into post-concussion syndrome (PCS) if left untreated. This can cause symptoms to persist for months or even years after a crash. Head injuries can result in lasting brain damage.

What Should I Do After Sustaining an Injury?

If you have been involved in a car accident, it can be incredibly traumatic. As such, you may not know how to proceed. In the immediate aftermath of a collision, knowing what steps to take to safeguard your legal rights is crucial. The most importnat thing you should do is seek immediate medical attention by contacting emergency services. This should be done even if you believe you’re uninjured. Adrenaline can mask pain; some injuries may not be apparent immediately or may even have delayed effects. Therefore, it’s crucial to have medical professionals assess and treat your injuries to ensure your health and well-being.

Furthermore, seeking immediate medical attention is vital to hold the negligent party accountable for their actions. When pursuing a personal injury claim, you must prove that the other party’s negligence caused your injuries. If you delay or refuse medical treatment, the negligent party could claim that you contributed to the severity of your injuries.

To maximize your chances of achieving the best possible outcome for your case, please don’t hesitate to contact a determined attorney from Swerling Law, who can help you fight for the justice you deserve.


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