Whenever one turns the key in the ignition of a car and pulls out of the driveway, one does so in good faith. The assumption is that the destination will be reached safely. However, you are still at the mercy of other drivers on the road, and not every driver is as conscientious as you may be. In 2016, 607 people suffered fatal injuries on New Jersey roads. Many others have suffered injuries from minor to life-changing, most of them resulting in chronic pain.
There are numerous reasons that car accidents occur, including:
Aggressive driving or road rage
Unsafe lane changes
While there are a variety of causes of car accidents, there are also a wide range of injuries that victims could suffer. These may include:
Soft-tissue injuries: Although these types of injuries include sprains and strains that may be considered minor, they can cause considerable pain, and may require a long period of recovery and even therapy.
Cuts and abrasions: Stitches may be required, and there is the risk of infection and permanent scarring.
Fractures and broken bones: These injuries could lead to arthritis.
Spinal cord injuries: This type of injury can lead to lifelong pain or even paralysis.
Traumatic brain injuries: This is a serious injury that can lead to a wide spectrum of behavioral and other changes. A victim may never be the same after suffering a TBI.If you or someone you love is suffering chronic pain because of a car accident, call the New Jersey car accident lawyers at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP at 732-777-0100, or contact us online for a free consultation. Our offices are centrally located in Red Bank, Toms River, and Edison, New Jersey, and we serve clients throughout the state.