Auto accidents in Princeton can lead to serious personal injuries that can negatively affect your life on a financial, emotional, and, physical level. In 2007, 2.2 million Americans were injured in automobile accidents. Common personal injuries from New Jersey auto accidents include whiplash, back injuries and limb injuries. Just because you are not sore or bleeding after an accident, it does not mean that you are uninjured.
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries that can occur even after minor car accidents. They are most common in rear-end auto accidents. Some other victims experience vertigo or visual disturbances. Back injuries are also common after an auto accident. If you are experiencing lower back pain or limited movement in your back, you may have a serious injury including a herniated disc or a damaged disc. You may also have trouble sleeping or lying on a flat surface. Other types of injuries that occur after a car accident include internal injuries, broken bones and lacerations. Most injuries usually require some type of physical rehabilitation and medical treatment.
Any symptoms or pain that you experience after a car accident must be evaluated with x-rays and other diagnostic methods. Medical bills can add up fast after an accident. It is not only important that you get the medical care that you need, but also that you have proper legal representation to make sure that the insurance company is offering you a fair settlement. An experienced personal injury lawyer can also help determine whether there was any negligence or wrongdoing in your case and hold the negligent parties accountable.
A skilled New Jersey injury lawyer may be needed to help secure compensation for medical bills, rehabilitation and loss of wages. Insurance companies often attempt to settle quickly with the goal of reducing the value of your claim. Please do not get shortchanged in your case. If you have been injured in a New Jersey car crash, call a personal injury lawyer at Lependorf & Silverstein at (609) 240-0040 to schedule a free consultation.