According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2016 there were 826 fatal crashes in New Jersey. Further, those involved in serious accidents suffer from severe injuries that may result in a permanent disability that requires long-term care. Injuries from an automobile accident differ in severity as a result of a number of factors, which include:
- The speed the vehicles are traveling;
- The impact location;
- The weight and size of the vehicles;
- Safety features in the vehicle; and
- Seatbelt usage at the time of the crash, among others.
Common minor injuries include:
- Soft tissue damage;
- Sprains; and
These injuries usually occur from rear or side collision impacts when a car is traveling at a low rate of speed. However, when a vehicle strikes a car from the rear while traveling at a high rate of speed, more severe injuries from the effects of whiplash may occur.
Severe injuries often occur as a result of a head-on collision or T-bone collision.
Severe injuries include:
- Brain trauma;
- Organ damage; and
- Spinal damage.
When these injuries occur, immediate medical attention is required to save the victims life. Injuries from organ damage can result in internal bleeding, which can lead to a sudden death.
When a person is injured in a car accident as a result of another driver’s negligence, he or she may file a personal injury claim to recover damages. Damages may include:
- Medical expenses;
- Pain and suffering;
- Rehabilitation costs;
- Lost wages; and
- Long-term care costs, among others.
If you or someone you love has sustained injuries from a New Jersey motor vehicle accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, contact an experienced New Jersey personal injury lawyer to recover the compensation the law provides. The New Jersey car accident lawyers at the Rinaldo Law Group LLC are skilled personal injury lawyers who will fight for the compensation you deserve. For more information or to schedule a free initial consultation, call 1-(833)-RINALDO or fill out our contact forms.