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New York Jeep Car Accident

Each year thousands and thousands of people are seriously injured or killed in New York in car accidents caused by negligence. Because of the popularity of Jeep vehicles there are thousands of Jeeps on New York roads. Just like with any brand of car, truck, SUV, or minivan, Jeeps are involved in accidents. Unfortunately, when auto accidents occur, victims are often left with serious, sometimes life-threatening injuries. These injuries include concussions, broken bones, crushed bones, neck injuries, spinal injuries, internal bleeding, and severe lacerations. Sadly, all too often victims of car accidents do not survive. Serious injuries from New York Jeep car accidents are both physically and mentally painful. They also can cause a significant amount of financial pain. If you are considering contacting an attorney because you or a loved one suffered a serious injury in a Jeep accident, it is critical that you immediately contact an experienced New York car accident attorney who will work closely with you to ensure that you receive compensation for your losses through a personal injury or wrongful death claim.

Common car accident injuries

The average car weighs about 4000 pounds. When 4000 pound vehicles collide, or when a 4000 pound vehicle crashes into a telephone pole, building, tree or some other objects, there is a good chance that the occupants of the vehicles will suffer terrible injuries. The likelihood of injury is even greater when one or both of the vehicles is travelling at a high speed, such as when the accident occurs on a highway. The specific types of injuries that a victim will suffer depends on a number of factors such as the speed at which the cars were traveling, the type of collision, the type of vehicle and the physical characteristics of the victim such as whether the victim was a child or an adult.

Some of the more common injuries to victims of New York Jeep car accidents include injuries to the head and brain. When vehicles collide the occupants of the vehicle are often violently thrown around the inside of the car, or are ejected from the car. When this happens trauma to head can lead to deep cuts, concussions, contusions, and other types of serious injury to the head or brain. Another area of the body which is commonly injured is the neck. A whiplash injury occurs when the head is thrown from side to side, resulting in a strain on the neck. Back injuries include damage to the spine or to the spinal cord itself. Damage to the spine could lead to lifelong back problems while damage to the spinal cord could lead to limited mobility or even complete paralysis.

Because of the significant trauma to the body that occurs during a violent car accident, broken bones are common. The bones that are most likely to be broken include: legs (femur, tibia, fibula), ribs, hips, pelvis, skull, arm, wrist, clavicle and bones in the back.

Pursuing a claim

Serious injuries take a long time to heal. For example, a broken bone can take at least 6 weeks to heal followed buy additional weeks of physical therapy. It can take months for the symptoms from a grade III concussion to subside. During this extended treatment and rehabilitation time many victims are unable to work. This means that while medical bills accumulate, income decreases. It is only fair that victims go after the negligent party to seek compensation for these losses.

As an experienced attorney will explain, under the law victims have the legal right to demand compensation from negligent defendants who caused their injuries. Victims are allowed to seek monetary awards for both economic losses and non-economic losses. For example, victims can sue for their past and future medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity and property damage. Non-economic damages include pain and suffering and punitive damages. For example, if your spinal cord was severely damages so that you suffered permanent paralysis, your emotional suffering would be significant.

In addition, if you lost a loved one in the car accident, the law allows that person’s personal representative to seek damages through a wrongful death lawsuit.

The Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates can help

While some people are able walk away from car accidents unscathed, others are not fortunate. Many victims of car accidents face physical and psychological injuries that lead to financial distress. In order to hold the negligent defendant accountable and to ensure that you received the maximum compensation to which you are entitled it is important that you contact a personal injury attorney such as the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates who has years of experiences representing victims of car accidents. Contact us at 800.696.9529 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We serve individuals hurt in car accidents in the following locations: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens, Staten Island, Suffolk County and Westchester County.

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