Bronx Jeep Car Accident
Thousands of people are injured each year 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. As a result many car accidents involve Jeep Wranglers, Patriots, Cherokees, as well as other types of Jeeps. Because of the size and weight of cars and SUVs, and because they are often traveling at high speeds at the time of the accident, it is not unusual for the injuries suffered by victims to be quite serious. For example, it is not uncommon for a victim to suffer a traumatic brain injury such as a severe concussion, or a life-altering spinal cord injury that leaves the victim paralyzed. Such injuries are not only physically and emotionally painful they also can cause the victim financial stress since the victim may have to miss a substantial amount of work. If you are considering contacting a New York Injury Lawyer because you or a loved one suffered a serious injury in a Jeep car accident, it is critical that you immediately contact an experienced Bronx Jeep Car Accident Lawyer 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
There are a variety of injuries that victims of Jeep car accidents commonly suffer. The type of injury that you suffer depends on a number of factors such as the severity of the impact as well as whether the accident was a head-on collision, rear-end accidents, side collision or some other type of accident. However, certain injuries tend to occur more than others, including the following:
- Brain and head injuries. A head injury is one of the most common injuries due to victims hitting their heads on a windshield or steering wheel, or being thrown from a vehicle head first.
- Neck injuries. An injury to the neck such as whiplash is also a common injury since the impact may caused you body to be severely jostled about.
- Facial injuries. In a car accident the face is easily injured when it comes in contact with an airbag, dashboard, steering wheel, windshield or broken glass. The face is cut or bruised, or facial bones are broken.
- Back and spinal cord injuries. Injuries to the back and spinal cord are common in car accidents because the bodies of victims are often tossed about and twisted. In addition, the spinal cord may be bruised or crushed. As a result, victims sometimes suffer severe back and spinal cord injuries that can lead to paralysis.
If the negligence of another driver caused the car accident that resulted in your injuries, you can pursue a claim against that person for damages. To prevail you must first show that the driver had a duty to you to drive with care. Because New York drivers are expected to drive at a reasonable, prudent speed, to keep the vehicle under control, and to obey all traffic laws in order to not cause harm to others, then all drivers have a duty to other drivers. Furthermore, you must show that the driver's negligence caused your injuries and that you suffered damages. For example, if you sue to recover damages based on a back injury and a head injury, you must show that you sustained the back injury and the head injury in the car accident and that you did not hurt your back and head in a fall two days prior to the accident. Your medical records will provide key evidence as to the injuries that you sustained in the car accident. The negligent driver may have to pay for your emergency room visit, surgery, rehabilitation, visits to the doctor, medication, assistive equipment and future related medical expenses.
In addition, the negligent driver may be liable for other economic losses you sustained such as lost wages or loss of earning capacity. The negligent driver may also have to compensate you for damage to your property, such as the damage to your vehicle. A court may also award you non-economic damages such as pain and suffering or punitive damages.Bronx Jeep Car Accident Lawyer
All too often victims who suffer serious injuries in car accidents lose their careers, have a diminished quality of life, and see their personal relationships suffer. A serious accident can also cause financial devastation from mounting medical bills coupled with a decrease in income. If you have been injured in a Jeep car accident, in order to make sure your rights are protected it is critical that you are represented by someone with experience. The staff at Stephen Bilkis and Associates is experienced in handling personal injury and wrongful death cases stemming from auto accidents. Contact us at 800.696.9529 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case.