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New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers Helps Crash Victim Secure Compensation

By Lependorf & Silverstein on November 6, 2014

The New York personal injury lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein recently helped an injured client secure a $395,000 settlement. Our client, a 41-year-old operations manager of a concrete company, settled his Bergen County injury claim on Sept. 8. The plaintiff suffered lower back injuries in a rear-end collision on Route 17 in Hackensack, New Jersey. He underwent two back surgeries in spite of which he still suffers back pain.

Rear-end collisions often result in severe neck, back and spinal cord injuries. Even a properly working safety belt system and air bag cannot prevent all victims from violently jerking back and forth during a crash. This sudden movement can result in soft tissue injuries, spinal cord trauma and even traumatic brain injuries.

It is important for victims of rear-end collisions to receive the financial support they need to fully recover. Surgery, hospitalization, rehabilitation services and lost wages can prove costly. However, many victims of these types of accidents fail to receive the support and they need.

If you are in pain immediately following a rear-end collision, it is crucial that you contact the authorities and remain at the crash site. If you can move around without causing additional injury, try to collect the contact information from the other drivers and witnesses involved. It can also prove helpful to have photos of the crash site, the damaged vehicles and your injuries.

Right after the accident, it is advisable to accept an offer to travel to the hospital. This will ensure that you receive prompt medical attention and that your injuries are documented. It is also important to keep records of your medical bills, your lost wages and the costs of surgery and rehabilitation services. You may be able to receive financial compensation for these losses by filing a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver.

Getting support for all of your losses is not always easy. Without proper guidance and support throughout the claim process, it may prove difficult to receive the support you need and rightfully deserve. Please contact our New Jersey personal injury lawyers if you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident. We are here to help.

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