Common Car Accident Injuries in Massachusetts

car accidentUnfortunately, car accidents are common occurrences in every state across the United States. If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident, you need legal counsel without delay. At Barry Feinstein & Affiliates, P.C., our diligent and hard-working Massachusetts vehicle accident attorneys will carefully evaluate your case and help you understand your legal rights and options. We have extensive experience establishing personal injury cases in Massachusetts and we strongly believe in holding negligent parties accountable for the harm that they cause.

Car injuries can range from minor to catastrophic. Some common examples of injuries that can be sustained in car accidents include, but are not limited to:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI): Traumatic brain injury is a brain injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. This type of injury is typically caused by a blow, bump or jolt to the head. Signs of a TBI can include unconsciousness, memory problems, confusion and disorientation. Depending on the severity of the injury, a person may experience physical, cognitive and behavioral problems.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Car accidents often lead to spinal cord injuries, such as sprains, strains, fractures, disc injuries, spine injuries and paralysis. Some spinal cord injuries are minor, and a person who sustained such an injury may be able to make a full recovery. Other more serious spinal cord injuries, however, can lead to partial paralysis (paraplegia) or even complete paralysis (quadriplegia).
  • Whiplash and neck injuries: Neck injuries are some of the most common car accident injuries. These type of injuries most often happen in rear-end accidents but can be caused by other types of accidents, as well. Whiplash is a neck injury due to forceful, rapid back and forth movement of the neck, like the cracking of a whip. Symptoms of neck injuries, such as stiffness, headache, shoulder pain, dizziness, fatigue and visual problems, can persist for months, even years.
  • Broken Bones and fractures: Car accidents often result in broken bones and fractures. A fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the continuity of the bone. A fracture can occur on almost any bone in the body. These injuries can take a long time to heal and, in some cases, a broken bone may never heal properly, affecting your life in the long-term.
  • Cuts and lacerations: In some car accidents, the windshield of the car will shatter and individuals will suffer cuts or lacerations. These cuts typically happen on the face, arms and legs. When the injuries from these cuts are severe, the accident victim may need plastic surgery, rehabilitation, or long-term therapy.

If you have suffered any of the aforementioned injuries, or any other injuries in general, in a car accident that was not your fault, you may be able to seek compensation if you meet the no-fault criteria. Negligence occurs when a person fails to use the level of care and caution that a reasonably competent person in the same or similar situation would have used.

If you were hurt or your loved one was injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your harm. While no amount of money can undo the harm you have suffered, the money can help ease the financial burden that often arises after such an accident. At Barry Feinstein & Affiliates, P.C., our seasoned Massachusetts car accident attorneys are well-versed in this area of law and can apply our knowledge to your case. You can expect the utmost care and compassion from our team throughout the entire legal process. Please call us at 1-800-262-9200 or contact us online.

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