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Pursuing Compensation For Victims Of Serious Injuries

More often than not, car accidents will result in injuries. The severity of these injuries can vary widely, from minor bumps and bruises to catastrophic injuries such as brain injuries and amputations.

Those injured in an auto accident deserve to receive compensation for all of the damages the accident has left them with. A car accident claim can be overwhelming to handle if you’re recovering from your injuries. Our team at Scarzafava, Basdekis & Dadey, PLLC, understands this, which is why we are prepared to help.

Speak with our experienced Otsego County car accident lawyers today. Contact our offices at 607-441-4137.

Car Accident Injury FAQ

Below are some answers to commonly asked questions about types of car accident injuries.

What Are The Most Common Injuries In Car Accidents?

The forces involved in a car accident can cause a variety of injuries, which may range in severity. The injuries you sustain can greatly impact your medical treatment needs as well as your claim.

For this reason, it is important to seek medical care, even if you feel you are uninjured. Some injuries may take time for symptoms to manifest, but a thorough examination can help you get the treatment you need before you’re in more pain.

Soft Tissue Injuries

Soft tissue injuries from car accidents can include many different injuries. Some may only cause soreness, but others can be life-threatening or debilitating if left untreated.

These injuries can include:

  • Sprains
  • Ligament damage
  • Whiplash
  • Internal organ damage
  • Bruising
  • Lacerations

Catastrophic Injuries

Many drivers involved in auto accidents may be lucky enough to walk away with minor injuries. Others, however, may experience far more serious and life-altering injuries.

Because of the lifelong effects of catastrophic injuries, your claim should be taken very seriously. Your attorney can assist you in fight for the compensation you deserve to help you cover your medical expenses.

Catastrophic injuries may include:

  • Head injuries
  • Back, neck and spinal cord injuries (SCIs)
  • Concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Fractures
  • Dental damage
  • Burns
  • Loss of limbs or amputations

What Are The Most Common Fatal Injuries In Car Accidents?

According to statistics reported by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, some of the most fatal injuries sustained in car accidents are injuries to the head and thorax. Spinal damage is also a common injury that often leads to fatalities in car accidents.

Will My Injuries Entitle Me To Compensation?

It depends on the injuries you sustained. In general, the more serious the injury, the more compensation you may be entitled to. Serious or catastrophic injuries will require more extensive medical treatment and may prevent you from working or doing daily tasks. Therefore, the amount of compensation you may receive for them will likely be higher than certain types of soft-tissue injuries such as bruising and lacerations. Each case is unique, however, so don’t guess at the overall value of your claim; speak with one of our lawyers instead.

Can I Get Compensation For Pain And Suffering?

Again, this depends on the case and the type and severity of your injuries. Pain and suffering can be difficult to calculate, and the counsel of an experienced attorney is important during this process. With our experience, we know how to value your claim for pain and suffering. Equally as important is that we know what the insurance adjusters are likely to do to reduce the amount you can receive. We can fight back against their tactics.

Pain and suffering can cover physical, mental and emotional injuries and consequences from the accident. You can rely on us to help document and describe your injuries and your need for this type of compensation.

Could I Be Injured Even Though I’m Not In Pain?

Yes. Sometimes injuries, whether minor or severe, are not immediately noticeable after a car accident. In the confusion of the accident, you may think you feel fine, but that may be because, in the fog of the situation, you can’t yet feel the injuries. Your body is probably also releasing adrenaline, which can temporarily block out the pain of an injury. In addition, some injuries can’t be seen, and their symptoms may develop later. This can be especially true with concussions and TBIs as well as internal bleeding and organ damage.

It is important to get checked out by a doctor after an accident, even if you do not see any apparent injuries. A doctor’s examination could reveal that you have injuries that require medical treatment.

Start Your Claim With Otsego County Car Accident Lawyers

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, your medical bills may be piling up, and you may have no way to pay them. You shouldn’t have to be responsible for medical costs that resulted from another driver’s negligence, however, which is why we at Scarzafava, Basdekis & Dadey, PLLC, are committed to protecting the rights of our injured clients.

We are prepared to help you achieve the maximum settlement possible for your claim. Our Otsego County car accident attorneys keep your best interests in mind throughout the whole process.

Learn how we can help you by scheduling a free initial consultation. Contact our offices at 607-441-4137. Based in Oneonta, New York, we represent clients in Otsego, Delaware and Chenango counties.