Recovering Compensation for Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries
Objects cannot occupy the same place in time and space. When they do, a collision occurs. This basic rule of physics can be applied to the numerous car accidents that occur in the densely populated State of New Jersey and unfortunately result in the following common injuries.
What are the Most Common Auto Accident Injuries?
In New Jersey, some of the most common injuries someone may sustain as a result of a motor vehicle accident include:
- Whiplash and neck injuries such as soft tissue and cervical strains and sprains
- Chest injuries causing broken ribs and collapsed lungs. Chest injuries may also trigger heart attacks.
- Burns, which occur from contact with vehicle fluids, steam, and surfaces
- Broken bones and fractures
- Loss of limb and amputation
- Internal damage to organs and/or internal bleeding
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis below the level of the injury
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can cause long term disability including memory loss, severe cognitive problems, skull fractures and vision or hearing impairment.
- Back injuries, including lumbar sprains, joint injuries, herniated disks, spinal fractures and spinal stenosis
Motor Vehicle Accidents Cost $18 Billion in Lifetime Medical Bills and $33 Billion in Lifetime Work Lost Totals According to the CDC
While the number of traffic fatalities in N.J. have dropped to a fifty year low because of the Covid-19 crisis, the lifting of many “shelter in place” restrictions has resulted in a resurgence in traffic accidents and numerous injuries. While a seatbelt, airbag, and other safety devices are now standard in most vehicles, the human body is fragile and long-term effects can irreparably alter a person’s life. The delayed onset of symptoms can be deceiving and can impair a victim’s compensation for these injuries. Therefore, it is essential to seek immediate medical assessment and evaluation. Many times, the treatment will require surgery and/or physical therapy, which can adversely impact a person’s career path.
Deadlines for Compensation
A wait and see attitude can be a costly mistake because of the two year deadline to file a lawsuit in New Jersey. Once the statute of limitations passes, it is too late to seek compensation for injuries caused by the accident.
Contact a Red Bank Personal Injury Lawyer to Discuss Your Motor Vehicle Accident Case in New Jersey
Did you or a loved one sustain serious injuries due to a motor vehicle accident in New Jersey? Don’t let the medical bills pile up while you wait for the negligent party or their insurance company to do the right thing. Right now, you need an aggressive personal injury attorney on your side, fighting to get you the compensation you need, want, and deserve. The skilled attorneys at Drazin & Warshaw, P.C. represent clients injured because of texting while driving in Edison, South Plainfield, Highland Park, Princeton Meadows and throughout Middlesex County, Monmouth County and Ocean County, NJ. Call Drazin & Warshaw, P.C. at (732) 576-8860 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation about your case. We have an office conveniently located at 25 Reckless Place, Red Bank, NJ 07701, as well as offices in Hazlet and Brick.
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