Syracuse Car Accident Injuries
Vehicle crashes in Syracuse occur every day, ranging from minor fender-benders and single car accidents to intersection T-bones and multiple car pile-ups. Regardless of how severe the accident is, serious injuries can affect drivers, passengers and pedestrians involved in the accident that require emergency medical treatment or extensive hospitalization. If you or someone you know has suffered injuries due to being the victim of a reckless driver, call William Mattar to schedule a free consultation appointment. Compensation may be available to pay for damages.
What Kind of Injuries Do Syracuse Car Accidents Cause?
Depending on what area of the brain is injured during a car crash, people diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may need long-term rehabilitation services to help restore cognitive, emotional and/or physical deficits. In some cases, the complete scope of TBI deficits may not emerge for weeks or months after the accident.
Accident injury lawyers use the expertise of medical experts to prove the extent of a brain injury. They are also familiar with TBI terms needed to complete legal documents such as retrograde amnesia, anterograde amnesia, brain contusions, focal injury, diffuse injury and contrecoup injury.
Severe Whiplash/Musculoskeletal Injuries
When a vehicle rams into the back of another vehicle, the force of the impact can cause the vehicle to move forward abruptly. This momentum can propel the upper bodies of the drivers and passengers forward and backward within seconds of each motion. When your neck and head are caught in unsecured positions during an accident, severe tearing and straining of the neck muscles may produce symptoms of whiplash.
Whiplash pain is can be minimal hours after the accident. Without treatment, worsening symptoms such as neck stiffness, headache, dizziness and inability to turn your head due to severe pain can emerge within days of the crash. Whiplash can also impact your life in other ways by causing sleep disturbances, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), overwhelming fatigue and depression.
Neck Strain/ Fractures
Neck fractures are serious since they may involve the spinal cord. Symptoms of a neck fracture include extreme pain, unconsciousness, numbness and even paralysis. Treatment for a broken neck requires hospitalization and depends on the severity of the injury and where the neck was broken.
Diagnosis of neck fractures may involve x-rays, MRI scans and CT scans that can be used as evidence in a Syracuse car accident case.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Many spinal cord injuries are serious because of the spinal cord’s direct connection to the brain. Some sort of paralysis may occur where the victim suffers loss of feeling and function in the arms, legs and back. The location of the fracture will dictate the extent of paralysis. Spinal cord injuries can often cause breathing, incontinence and speech difficulties.
If you have suffered serious physical injury due to a Syracuse car crash, don’t hesitate to contact a Syracuse car accident lawyer, who can evaluate police reports, medical documentation and other evidence relevant to your situation to determine the amount of compensation you may be entitled to. In addition, the personal injury attorneys at William Mattar realize that many victims of negligent drivers must remain in the hospital or at home to recover. To make it more convenient for our clients, we are able to come to you are recovering for your free, initial consultation.
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