Car accident injuries may affect any part of the body. The most common are head, neck, and back injuries. Common head injuries resulting from a car accident include skull fractures, hematoma (bruises on the brain) and concussions. Neck injuries include disk injuries and whiplash, which is frequently associated with impacts from behind, and is an injury of the soft tissues of the neck causing pain and limitation of movement.
Internal organs, as well as upper and lower limbs, may also be injured during an automobile collision. Common injuries to internal organs include fractured ribs, punctured lungs and torn spleens. Fractures and sprains of the hands, arms, or shoulders are common, as are similar injuries to the legs and feet. Other injuries to the extremities include tears in the rotator cuff in the shoulder or the Achilles tendon in the heel.
Depending on the direction and strength of the impact, it is possible to injure almost any part of the body during an auto accident. If you have been injured in a car crash, contact an experienced car accident lawyer at David Resnick & Associates, P.C., to pursue a claim for compensation. We serve clients throughout New York City, including Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Brooklyn and the Bronx.