The thing about driving is that on a long enough timeline, everybody eventually gets into an accident. However, just because you were in an accident does not mean that it was your fault. However, regardless of whose fault the accident may have been, you may still have serious, potentially catastrophic injuries. Whether you have suffered broken bones, a traumatic brain injury (TBI), whiplash or other serious injury you need to pay for medical care and therapy does not change. If another person’s negligence or recklessness caused your accident and injuries, you may be able to recover compensation to pay for your treatment and the pain and suffering you endured. Work with established and trusted attorneys The Reiff Law Firm who have protected accident victims for more than 34 years.
Common Injuries Due to Auto Collisions
Injuries due to a car accident, or any accident, are unique as they are produced by the varying circumstances of each particular accident. However certain injury types are common in accidents of all types, while others are more likely to be produced by certain types of collisions. For instance in accidents where the impact is near the fuel tank or front-end collisions where there is significant damage to the engine and the occupant is trapped or rendered unconscious, burn injuries are unfortunately not uncommon. Burn injuries are particularly painful, emotionally scarring and may require multiple procedures to correct.
However other injuries are common to all accident types, some of these more common injuries include:
- Whiplash – Perhaps the classic car or truck collision injury is whiplash. However, despite its prevalence, whiplash injuries can be extremely painful and debilitating. Usually experienced after the sudden deceleration experienced in a crash, the back and neck muscles expand and contract more rapidly than they can handle. This can cause neck pain, numbness, tingling, headaches, changes in mood and problems with maintaining focus.
- Brain injuries – A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can impact how we think, act, feel and communicate. Much has been said in the media regarding TBIs in relation to the NFL, and many of the same symptoms and consequences of a TBI also apply to those in a car accident. A TBI can cause trouble in maintaining focus, impair communication, cause mood swings and generally make completing daily tasks more difficult or impossible.
- Broken or fractured bones – Bruises, breaks and fractures can happen in car accidents of all types. While seemingly routine injuries, the nevertheless cause great pain, can impair mobility, and make activates of daily living extremely difficult impossible to complete
Any injury can cause significant pain and discomfort, but you shouldn’t have to pay any further for the negligence or reckless of another person.
Be Careful What You Say Following a Car Accident
Many people assume that the insurance company, especially their own, is on their side following a car accident. However, that is rarely the case. The best course of action following a serious accident is to decline to make any statements or sign any documents. After all, you just suffered a traumatic event and may not be thinking clearly or, in your weakened state, you may be pressured into agreeing to something that does not protect your interests sufficiently. Instead, contact an experienced Pennsylvania car accident attorney who is familiar with both the no-fault liability and traditional insurance regimes in Pennsylvania.
Trusted Representation for Accident Victims In Pennsylvania
If you have suffered a serious or catastrophic injury due to a car or truck accident, you do not have to handle the insurance company or your injuries alone. Put our more than 34 years of representation to work for you by calling (215) 246-9000 or by contacting us online.