Common Car Accident Injuries and Symptoms
Over 10,000 people are injured in Buffalo car accidents every year, and millions of people are injured every year nationwide. These accidents are caused by speeding, drunk drivers, young drivers, and distracted drivers. Most times an accident is caused by someone not paying attention to safety.
In New York, there are insurance benefits automatically available for medical bills and lost wages under the No Fault law. If you’ve been injured in a car crash, our staff will steer you through the complicated forms to get these benefits.
Injured car accident victims may also be entitled to compensation for their pain and suffering and future economic losses by making a personal injury claim against the car that caused the accident. If you have been injured in a car accident in Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Lockport, Batavia or surrounding areas, don’t hesitate to call for a free consultation. Our experienced Buffalo personal injury attorneys can help.
Serious, Minor, Common or Late Appearing Car Accident Injuries
Car accident injuries happen in many different ways. Some even occur in low speed accidents. Common car accident injuries (serious, minor, quick and late appearing) include:
Neck and Back Injuries
Spinal injuries range in severity from minor soft tissue injuries to severe spinal cord damage. If you damage your spine you may start to feel numbness, tingling, or burning over parts of your body. Severe spinal cord injuries cause partial or total paralysis.
Soft Tissue Injuries
Damage to muscles, ligaments, and tendons is often referred to as a soft tissue injury. The most common soft tissue injury is whiplash. Whiplash occurs when the head is jerked back and forth quickly in a crash and the muscles and ligaments in the neck are stretched too far.
Even a driver wearing a seatbelt can suffer bruises or broken ribs when their chest collides with the steering wheel or the seatbelt. In a high impact collision, passengers may also sustain chest injuries.
Seatbelts don’t protect the head in a crash. As a result, drivers and passengers may suffer traumatic brain injuries, skull fractures or serious concussions. In a high speed collision, it is not even necessary for the head to strike the inside of the car for a brain injury to occur.
We Can Help
If you’ve been injured and another person is at fault, contact us today to discuss your case with the top rated car accident lawyers in Buffalo. The consultation is free. We don’t take every case, but if we take yours, our team will fight tirelessly to ensure you receive the compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages that you deserve. We’ll stand by you to offer legal guidance through this confusing and difficult process so that you can focus on healing and rebuilding your life.