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Michael Redenburg

Common Injuries In Car Accidents

New York City Car Accident Injury Lawyer

Car accidents can lead to a variety of injuries, ranging from mild concussions to broken bones or
permanent spinal damage. Victims of these collisions often face mounting medical expenses as
well as time missed from work to recover. New York City car accident attorney Michael J.
Redenburg is dedicated to making sure those who caused a victim’s injuries are the ones who are
held legally and financially accountable. Most of these accidents, and resulting injuries, are due
to another person’s negligent or reckless actions. Those who act without due care on the roads
are also the ones who should bear the costs of the harm they cause. Mr. Redenburg helps his
clients pursue personal injury suits against those responsible for their injuries. If you, or a loved
one, were injured in a car accident in New York City, call our office today at (212) 240-9465 or
contact us online to find out more about your legal options.

Common Injuries in Car Accidents

Each year, millions of people suffer injuries as a result of motor vehicle collisions. As a densely
populated city, New York car accidents can involve not only other vehicles, but also bicyclists
and pedestrians. Whiplash is probably the most common injury that car accident victims
experience. This occurs when the soft tissue of the neck is injured, which can occur at speeds as
low as 15 mph. After seeking immediate medical treatment following a collision, it is important
to consult a knowledgeable car accident lawyer in New York City who can help assess your legal

Other common injuries resulting from car accidents include:

  • Back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries, such as paralysis
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Burns and lacerations
  • Broken bones
  • Disfigurement and scarring

Car accidents are the leading cause of TBI, which happens when a victim’s brain is damaged
either by a blow or piercing head injury. These injuries can result in long-term or permanent
disability. Some serious injuries, such as back injuries, do not always show up immediately, and
symptoms can be delayed.

Liability for Car Accident Injuries

Most car accidents are due to one or more party’s negligence, which is the legal standard that
personal injury lawsuits are based on. Negligence exists when one party has breached the duty of
reasonable care owed to the victim, causing their injuries as well as resulting in damages. All
drivers owe other roadway users a duty to act as a reasonable and prudent person would given
the same, or similar, circumstances. So, for instance, when a driver speeds through a red light, or
tailgates another vehicle, causing an accident, that driver can be held legally accountable for their
negligent acts. A seasoned New York City car accident attorney can make sure the proper evidence is gathered and used to establish the elements of negligence in your case, to ensure your
just recovery.

Even if you were partly, or mostly, at fault for causing your own injuries in a crash, you can still
pursue legal action against other parties who also acted negligently. New York is one of a few
states that follows the “pure comparative negligence rule.” This means that victims are
compensated based on their portion of fault. For example, if a victim is found 60 percent liable
for causing an accident, they can still receive 40 percent of their total damages from another
negligent party. Damages that may be awarded in personal injury claims include past and future
medical expenses, loss of income, diminished earning capacity, and pain and suffering

When you’ve been injured in a car accident, your primary focus should be on healing. However,
serious injuries also come with serious costs, and you may need to pursue legal action to help
pay for your recovery. New York City car accident lawyer Michael J. Redenburg is committed to
making sure victims receive the compensation they need and are entitled to from those who have
harmed them. Mr. Redenburg assists accident victims throughout New York, including Brooklyn,
Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island as well as in Nassau County; Suffolk County;
and Westchester County. Contact our office today at 212-240-9465 to schedule your free, in-
office, initial consultation and find out more about how we can help You today!

Client Reviews

I had a very positive experience working with Mr. Redenburg. He handled my personal injury case which was successfully settled over the course of two years. He was extremely diligent, knowledgeable and...

- Dawn N.

Michael Redenburg took over my [car accident] case when my past attorney retired from my case. My past attorney was the one who recommended him to me I can say it was the best choice he ever made. He is very...

- Fernando H.

Michael Redenburg is great at what he does. He helped me though the case after my accident helped me with everything. I didn't have to speak with the insurance company about anything he handled and in the end...

- Tamika

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