Common Types of Injuries Sustained in Car Accidents

In most car accident cases, someone can be held liable for the damages caused. These damages include both property destruction and losses due to injuries sustained during the accident. However, recovering these losses is often impossible without the representation of an experienced car accident attorney. The law firm of Greenberg, Walden, & Grossman, LLC has over sixty years of combined experience in representing clients in these types of situations. We’ve helped our patrons receive fair compensation for a wide range of car accident injuries.Women who has suffered whiplash from car accident

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The are several types of injuries one can sustain in a car accident. The following list is comprised of some of the most common types of grievances that we have helped our clients gain compensation for.


Whiplash, which can affect the neck, the back, or both, is perhaps the most common car accident injury we see at our Jersey City practice. It can be caused by the violent, sudden motion of a car being impacted by another vehicle. Pain may be present when still or when moving. Early symptoms may also include muscle spasms. If left untreated, whiplash can result in much more severe consequences, including permanent nerve damage and spinal cord injuries. While whiplash is often dismissed as a minor injury, it can, in some cases, lead to lifelong debilitating pain.

Soft Tissue Damage

Soft tissue injuries are also quite common in car accidents. It includes a variety of different injury types, like sprained tendons or ligaments, contusions, bruises, or strained muscles. While these injuries may not involve visibly broken skin or bone fractures, they can still be quite dangerous.  While any part of the body may experience soft tissue damage, car accident injuries involving soft tissue damage are usually localized in the shoulders, back, and neck. The pain from these injuries can be severely limiting and can persist for an extended period.

Broken Skin and Bone Fractures

Broken glass and crushed metal can impact the body during a car accident, and these impacts can break the skin and result in bone fractures. Cuts and lacerations often require immediate and expensive medical treatment to prevent blood loss and minimize the risk of infection. Depending on the severity, they can take a very long time to heal. Fractures can also take an extensive period to improve, and in some cases, may cause chronic pain and permanent damage.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Some of the most severe damages sustained in car accidents include spinal cord injuries. If the spinal cord is fractured, it can result in paralysis below the break. It can also result in nearly instant death. However, there are also less apparent spinal cord injuries, like nerve damage and cervical disc damage. Both can have devastating, long-term effects including loss of mobility and debilitating pain.

Brain and Head Injuries

Head trauma, including concussions, also occur during car accidents. Sometimes the severity of the injury isn’t immediately evident but can still have long-term consequences. Brain bleeds, traumatic brain injuries, and other types of head trauma can cause lifelong issues.

A New Jersey Car Accident Lawyer Can Help

If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you need the law on your side. You can’t trust the other driver, their insurance company, or even your own to ensure that you are compensated fairly for your medical bills, lost work hours, or pain and suffering.

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