One motor vehicle accident has the potential to change your life. In the instant that a car accident happens, you could find yourself left with serious and painful injuries, as well as damage to your personal property. In addition to the physical and external effects of an accident, you may also struggle with the aftermath of damage to your personal property and emotional trauma. One car accident can change your life permanently. I know this first-hand!
Car accident injuries can range from minor bruising to significantly debilitating damage. The extent of your injuries will have a major role in the type and length of medical treatment you require, their cost and what your future physical capabilities will be. In the days and weeks after a crash, you may benefit from learning about what you can expect from your recovery and how you can seek the best possible post-accident future.
Different types of car accident injuries
The two main categories of car accident injuries are impact injuries and penetrating injuries. They are the result of either a forceful blow to the body or an object penetrating the body during a crash. The following common car accident injuries typically fall into these categories, and they can impact victims in different ways:
- Back injuries: Back injuries can severely limit one’s range of motion, particularly in cases where the damage is to certain areas of the spine. They can also affect your arms, legs, fingers and toes.
- Burns: Car accidents can leave burns on different areas of the body, and these can require painful treatment and leave one with permanent scarring.
- Internal damage: The force of a car accident can cause major internal damage and bleeding, and the impacts can be severe, even with no visible signs of damage.
- Mental and emotional damage: The invisible injuries one may suffer in a car accident can be as debilitating and damaging as physical harm.
Your life may change significantly after a car accident, and it can be difficult to know how to pick up the pieces and move forward. If the accident that caused you harm is the result of the reckless or negligent actions of another New York driver, you could have a right to compensation through a civil claim. While this cannot reverse your suffering, it may be a way to secure the resources you need to reclaim your life, address your accident-related financial losses and pursue recovery. Many potential clients and clients will tell me that they are not “the suing type”. That is completely understandable, however, you have the legal right to pursue compensation if your life has been affected. The sooner you speak to a lawyer after your car accident, the better, so that you at least understand your rights and responsibilities under the law.