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Common Car Accident Injuries

Asbury Park car accident lawyers represent individuals injured in automobile accidents. Car accidents are a common occurrence in the United States. From fender benders to totaled cars, there are many contributing factors that lead to car accidents and injuries. Some injuries may be severe enough to warrant immediate medical attention, while others are more common.

Car accident injuries can be grouped into penetrating injuries and impact injuries. Penetrating injuries are sustained due to broken glass, as well as other objects that can penetrate a person’s body. Impact injuries involve blunt force trauma from a person’s body hitting something inside of the car. The following are various types of injuries one can sustain in a car accident:

  • Cuts and Bruises: When you are in a car accident, you may walk away with cuts and/or bruising no matter how minor the accident is. This is due to the impact of a vehicle slamming into yours or an object, such as a cell phone or a book, getting knocked loose from the collision and scratching you.
  • Head Injuries: Head injuries of any kind can be fatal. However, there are instances where a person does not show immediate symptoms, making a head injury difficult to diagnose. Traumatic brain injuries may cause long-term damage to the way a person’s brain functions.
  • Whiplash: Whiplash is painful and may be long-lasting. When a car slams into another car, it causes a person’s body to jerk and puts strain on the muscles and soft tissue.
  • Broken Ribs: It is common to suffer from broken ribs in a car accident. What may be surprising is that even a minor impact can cause broken ribs.
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Although not a physical injury, it is still serious. Some people find themselves suffering from mental and emotional distress after an automobile accident. Post-traumatic stress disorder may make it difficult to do the things you used to do for fear of reliving the trauma.
  • Broken Limbs: The force of impact may cause broken bones of any kind because of the unnatural amount of force put on the body.

After a car accident, you should seek medical treatment. Because injuries are not always present immediately, you may have sustained an injury without realizing it. Seeking medical treatment also helps you document your injuries to build your case against the person responsible for the accident.

Asbury Park Car Accident Lawyers at Fox & Melofchik, L.L.C. Represent Individuals Injured in Automobile Accidents

If you or someone you know sustained injuries in an automobile accident, you need a lawyer who will work tirelessly to obtain the compensation you deserve. The Asbury Park car accident lawyers at Fox & Melofchik, L.L.C. will hold the negligent party responsible for your injuries. For a free consultation, contact us online or call us at 732-493-9400. Located in Eatontown, New Jersey, we serve clients from the surrounding areas, including Monmouth County, Ocean County, Middlesex County, Mercer County, Asbury Park, Neptune, Long Branch, Keansburg, Ocean Township, Eatontown, Red Bank, Middletown, Colts Neck, Deal, Freehold, Holmdel, Jackson, Little Silver, Marlboro, and Rumson.

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