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Car accidents are a very common cause of injury, and the results of a car accident can be mild to moderate to severe. In the immediate aftermath of a car accident that causes injury, most people’s first instinct is to contact their insurance companies to make a claim. In many cases, especially serious auto accident cases, it is important to consult an experienced personal injury lawyer before talking with your insurance company and the defendants to make sure all of your rights are protected.
Car crashes come in many forms and have a variety of root causes. Some of the most common types of car accidents we’ve seen at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm include:
When someone is injured in a car accident, they are dealing with an insurance company that is more concerned about minimizing its own losses than is about compensating the injured person fairly. Your legal right to seek financial compensation after a car accident in New Jersey depends on the type of insurance coverage you have, and may also depend on the other driver’s coverage. Your car insurance includes either a limitation on the right to sue or no limitation on the right to sue. We can explain your insurance policy to you in clear terms that will help you gain a complete understanding of your legal options after a car accident.
It is also important to seek legal advice immediately after a car accident because there may have been factors contributing to the accident. At the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, we have substantial experience handling complex car accident cases. There are many benefits to speaking with a car accident lawyer after an injury.
Car accident victims often suffer injuries that can leave them hospitalized, permanently disabled, or can prove to be fatal. Some of the other injuries we’ve seen in our more than 25 years of helping people after being hurt in car accidents include soft tissue damage and whiplash.
Soft Tissue Damage
Soft tissue injuries cause a great deal of pain and suffering and heavily impact the day-to-day life of the victim. These injuries are more difficult to prove as the injury is not as clearly obvious as a broken bone or skin laceration. Soft tissue injuries are serious, painful and can make it impossible to work or perform even the simplest tasks. Contusions, bruising, sprains and strains are all soft tissue injuries that commonly result from an impact. Another type of soft tissue injury is tendonitis, which is exceptionally painful and takes an extended period of time to heal.
Whiplash injuries can occur at either high- or low-speed collisions. If you have recently been involved in an automobile accident and received an injury to your neck that is causing you pain, you should ensure you are assessed by a physician at once. Whiplash injuries can have a long lasting impact on your ability to work or enjoy your everyday activities. If you have been impacted by a whiplash injury, you may be entitled to compensation from the liable party.
Some of the signs of a whiplash injury include:
Being injured in an accident can have serious and lifelong consequences. The lawyers of the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm can help you fight for maximum compensation for your injuries and losses from the responsible parties. Contact us today at (973) 920-7900 to learn more about how our team of experienced attorneys can help you through these challenging times.
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