Workplace Related Accident and Injuries

Why is Immediate Medical Care After a Car Accident Important?

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Are you expe­ri­enc­ing pain or discomfort?
You should get eval­u­at­ed by a med­ical pro­fes­sion­al as soon as pos­si­ble after an car acci­dent to help you get bet­ter and to help you pay for up to $250,000 in Per­son­al Injury Pro­tec­tion (PIP) ben­e­fits.  These ben­e­fits are part of New Jer­sey ‘No-Fault’ laws.  This means you are enti­tled to ben­e­fits regard­less of who is at fault.  These ben­e­fits pay for ambu­lance, hos­pi­tal, pre­scrip­tions, your lost time from work and your med­ical treatment.

What is the Goal for Immediate Medical Attention After a Car Accident?

Not every car acci­dent pro­duces an injury at the scene of acci­dent.  It is not uncom­mon for acci­dent vic­tims to leave the scene of the acci­dent feel­ing that they were unin­jured and then wake up the next day or two days lat­er with extreme sore­ness, tight­ness or mus­cle spasm.

A study in the Jour­nal of Bone and Joint Surgery stat­ed that “…an indi­vid­ual involved in a motor vehi­cle acci­dent is near­ly 7‑times more like­ly to suf­fer neck degen­er­a­tion with­in 7‑years of the acci­dent…” than indi­vid­u­als that have not been involved in an auto accident.

The goal of imme­di­ate med­ical care is to return the injured to com­plete, healthy func­tion there­by reduc­ing this increased risk of long term pain.  So, if you or your friend or fam­i­ly mem­bers are injured in a car acci­dent, it is impor­tant that the acci­dent vic­tim seek an eval­u­a­tion for a pos­si­ble injury imme­di­ate­ly.  The con­se­quences of lat­er-dis­cov­ered injury could have life-chang­ing impact espe­cial­ly if there is no PIP insur­ance ben­e­fits to pro­vide treat­ment for the auto­mo­bile-acci­dent caused shoul­der injury.

While injuries from car wrecks vary in sever­i­ty, there are sev­er­al well-doc­u­ment­ed com­mon car acci­dent injuries.  Some of these injuries are rel­a­tive­ly minor and will heal on their own in a few days or weeks.   Oth­ers may result in per­ma­nent dam­age and disability. 

Were you or a loved one involved in a Car Accident ?

  • Seek Med­ical Care As Soon As Possible
  • Noti­fy the Insur­ance Provider if your Loved One Cannot
  • Be Aware of Time Lim­its to Your Finan­cial Claim
  • Pro­tect the Legal Rights

Our Attorneys Can Help, No Matter the Injury

  • Bro­ken Bones: Per­son­al injury cas­es often involve bro­ken bones sus­tained from acci­dents like slips, falls, or car col­li­sions, lead­ing to poten­tial long-term pain and impaired mobility.
  • Facial Injuries: Per­son­al injuries to the face, such as lac­er­a­tions or frac­tures, can result from var­i­ous inci­dents like dog bites or vehi­cle crash­es, caus­ing both phys­i­cal and emo­tion­al distress.
  • Neck Injuries: Whiplash or oth­er neck injuries stem­ming from car acci­dents or work­place inci­dents can cause last­ing dis­com­fort and may require exten­sive med­ical treat­ment or rehabilitation.
  • Back Injuries: Per­son­al injury vic­tims can expe­ri­ence back injuries like her­ni­at­ed discs or spinal cord dam­age due to acci­dents, often result­ing in chron­ic pain and reduced qual­i­ty of life.
  • Child Injuries: Young chil­dren may suf­fer per­son­al injuries, such as head trau­ma or bro­ken bones, in acci­dents like play­ground mishaps or car crash­es, caus­ing emo­tion­al and finan­cial strain on families.
  • Wrong­ful Death: The trag­ic loss of a loved one due to some­one else’s neg­li­gence or wrong­ful act can lead to per­son­al injury claims for wrong­ful death, help­ing fam­i­lies seek jus­tice and finan­cial com­pen­sa­tion for their loss.

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