Nothing causes more accidental deaths than road crashes. Countless numbers of injuries from car accidents send people in New Jersey and elsewhere to hospitals each year, many leading to disabilities or worse. Debilitating injuries such as head trauma can occur in assaults, sports activities and falls, but none of these come close to road accident injuries.
Whiplash is a common cause of mild traumatic brain injuries that result from the rapid movement of the head upon impact, causing the brain to smash into the hard inside walls of the skull. Whiplash can also cause sprains to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spines. A U.S study determined that a significant number of crash victims seek medical treatment for neck pain one or two years later. These are most prevalent in rear-end crashes.
Statistics of debilitating injuries in road traffic accidents over three separate years show that most of the disabilities resulted from trauma to the head and lower limbs. Included in crash-related disabilities are spinal cord trauma that leads to paralysis, complete or partial limb amputations. Also, mobility impairments and cognitive or physical limitations caused by neuro-trauma, and sensory disabilities like deafness or blindness can result from car accidents.
Adjusting to a new lifestyle necessitated by disabilities can affect victims of car accidents on many levels, including psychological, physical and economical. Victims can seek the support and guidance of an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney to pursue claims for damage recovery through the state’s civil justice system. However, evidence of the negligence of other parties must be established. Legal counsel can work to obtain a monetary award that will cover not only current losses but also potential future losses, including ongoing pain and suffering.