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A Look at the Most Common Car Accident Injuries

Each year, countless people require the services of a car accident lawyer because of the reckless actions of another driver. When you work with the team of personal injury attorneys at Schalk, Ciaccio & Kahn in Mineola, you'll need to provide in-depth information about all of the injuries that resulted from the crash and the effects of the injuries on your day-to-day life. Our attorneys will review your medical records and use other evidence to build a strong case against the negligent party. The driver at fault may be required to pay your medical bills, related expenses and lost wages.

Soft Tissue Injuries Car Accident Injury Attorney in Long Island
Even a minor fender bender can lead to serious injuries. Whiplash is a common type of soft tissue injury that often arises from rear-end collisions. This injury occurs when the head is abruptly forced in one direction, and then in the other. This forces the ligaments and other soft tissues to extend beyond their normal capacity, causing pain, stiffness, and loss of flexibility. In some cases, whiplash can cause chronic pain. Other types of soft tissue injuries common in car accident victims include low-to-mid-back injuries.

Head Injuries
Our personal injury lawyers often work with car crash victims who have suffered traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). The head can sustain serious damage when it strikes a steering wheel, dashboard or side window. Minor types of head injuries involve scrapes and abrasions, while severe head trauma involves damage to the brain. A TBI can cause permanent disability. At Schalk, Ciaccio & Kahn, our lawyers help victims recover compensatory damages for this type permanent disability as well as many other injuries related to the accident caused.

Lacerations are quite common among car accident victims. Scrapes and cuts are often the result of personal property inside the car becoming airborne as the car is struck. A car crash victim can also sustain lacerations from broken glass. Sometimes, these are severe enough to require emergency medical attention.

Arm and Leg Injuries
Arm and leg injuries sustained in a car accident can range from mild to severe. They may only involve bumps and bruises from the force of the impact, or they may include broken bones and sprains.

If you or a loved one is involved in an accident caused by the negligence or recklessness of another and are injured it is important to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. The Long Island personal injury attorneys at Schalk, Ciaccio & Kahn have years of experience helping those injured recover monetary damages. To speak with or schedule an appointment with one of our trial attorneys please contact us at 516-858-1266 or visit us at