In New York City, accidents happen every day. When these accidents do occur, victims can suffer injuries that range widely in severity. For instance, some accidents may lead to very minor symptoms that victims can shake off immediately. In many other cases, however, victims may be unable to work, may lose their independence, and may be stuck with huge medical bills.
In this article, we will examine the topic of accidents in New York City and how personal injury lawyers can help accident victims.
Common Injuries Stemming from Accidents in NYC
Because there are so many different accidents that can occur in NYC, there are also tons of injuries that may develop as a result.
- Traumatic brain injuries. When the brain is violently impacted during an accident, a traumatic brain injury is often the result. These injuries can be devastating, with many victims being unable to speak, walk, or do anything independently for the rest of their lives. Not to mention, TBIs often require years of physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech rehabilitation. Unfortunately, insurance will often only cover a small portion of the necessary rehabilitation after such an accident. This means that the bulk of the rehabilitation costs will have to come out of the pocket of the victim or his/her family.
- Spinal cord injuries. With car accidents, pedestrian accidents, and motorcycle accidents in particular, victims are at high risk of spinal cord injuries. Spinal cord injuries lead to decreased sensation and movement capabilities throughout the legs, trunk, and/or arms. Spinal cord injuries are often lifetime issues that can cause victims trouble for the remainder of their time on earth.
- Bone fractures. Simple and complex fractures can occur after an accident of any kind. While many fractures may heal on their own with few complications, some fractures can lead to a lifetime of dysfunction and issues with mobility. Vehicular accidents very commonly lead to fractures and victims often need significant amounts of rehabilitation such as physical therapy. This can lead to a significant out of pocket cost, once insurance coverage has been exhausted.
- Amputations. Some people may suffer from amputations of fingers, legs, or other parts of their extremities during an accident. Some amputated limbs can be simply sown back on, but others are unsalvageable for one reason or another. Further, in some cases, surgeons may decide to amputate a badly injured limb when there is no hope of saving the limb after an accident. Amputees have to learn how to walk without their limb. Some luckier and healthier individuals may be able to get a prosthetic limb, while others will just have to deal with their amputation for the rest of their lives.
Personal injury lawyers help people after accidents. These dedicated professionals are committed to helping victims receive every cent in compensation to which they are due. If you’ve been involved in an accident, consider contacting a Manhattan personal injury lawyer today to ensure your interests are represented!