Handling All Types Of Motor Vehicle Accidents
When you are in a car accident, chances are you are experiencing a myriad of physical and emotional feelings. In some areas, there may be full blown pain. In others, you may have a dull ache. You might be dizzy or confused, angry, nervous, or even elated that you are still alive. This is why in most cases when the people around you ask you if you’re okay, the only honest answer is “I don’t know.”
After seeking medical help and dealing with the initial shock of the accident, it is your best interests to seek legal help. At Steven A. Garner, Attorney At Law, I am dedicated to helping motor vehicle accident victims understand their rights and determine when filing a personal injury claim is appropriate.
With years of experience as a lawyer in the Somerset, New Jersey, area, I confidently handle all types of car accident cases, including:
Not All Injuries Are Obvious
If you broke your arm or leg in a car accident, whether you were in another vehicle, on your bike, or were a pedestrian, this might be fairly obvious. But if a simple review of your body does not reveal any obvious bruises and scratches, it does not necessarily mean you are fine. There are several types of injuries that manifest themselves much later some of these include:
- Neck and back injuries: It is not uncommon for back and neck injuries, including spinal cord injuries, do not display significant symptoms for several days or weeks. Stiffness, dizziness, slowed reflexes, reduced range of motion, weakness, and muscle spasms may present themselves later on, and could be a sign that you suffered a serious injury.
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and concussions: With any type of head injury, you may feel disoriented, confused, or lethargic; and that is just the beginning. You can also be basically fine and feel this way. With everyone trying to figure out what happened in a car accident, the drama of it all can leave you exhausted. It is important, not to write off anything you are feeling. As time passes, you might find you have more serious symptoms, such as headaches, double vision, or seizures that can affect your lifelong term.
- Chronic pain: In many cases general soreness from nerve pain that starts out mild, can turn into chronic pain in the neck, back or joints that can become more constant and severe over time. It’s important to keep track of even small pains that may be related to the accident, so you can report them if they become more severe.