Have you recently been injured in an auto accident? Auto accident injuries can flip your life upside down. Fortunately, our Buffalo doctor can give you the treatment you need. You may wonder how you are going to pay for your medical care. Our office handles patients who are covered by New York State’s no-fault insurance.
Please keep reading to learn more about the types of injuries we treat at our office. Do not hesitate to give our office a call right away to schedule an appointment if you need medical attention following an auto accident. We also gladly accept walk-ins.
Common Auto Accident Injuries
The following are several types of injuries that we frequently treat at our office. If you have been involved in an auto accident and are experiencing any symptoms that indicate you have been injured, do not hesitate to contact our office for an appointment.
Soft Tissue Injuries
Soft tissue injuries after often minor but can take a while to heal. If you have ever sprained your ankle, you have had a soft tissue injury. They require plenty of rest, and you can significantly benefit from physical therapy to prevent lasting symptoms.
Common soft tissue injuries that we often see with auto accidents include stress fractures, bruising, neck sprains (whiplash), and torn ligaments.
We encourage you to schedule an appointment with our Buffalo auto accident doctor right away for these types of auto accident injuries. In the meantime, use the R.I.C.E. treatment (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) when possible.
Scrapes and Cuts
Auto accidents often involve a lot of broken glass, making scrapes and cuts a common injury we treat. These types of auto accident injuries are usually treated with antibiotics and stitches. You may require a skin graft if you have a large wound from your accident.
A skin graft typically involves taking a piece of healthy skin (usually from a spot that you can easily cover with your clothing) to be placed on the area that needs to receive treatment.
Motorcyclists who do not wear proper personal protection are more likely to experience severe road rash.
Many people hope to avoid scarring and disfigurement from their auto accident injuries. If you get immediate medical care for scrapes and cuts, you can reduce the likelihood of having permanent scarring in highly visible places of your body.
Among the auto accident injuries we treat, head injuries account for a lot of them. During the accident, you may have hit your head or been jostled around enough that your brain suffered damage. If you experience any of the following symptoms, you should seek immediate medical attention.
Head injury symptoms include:
- Light and noise sensitivity
- Problems with taste or smell
- Sleep issues
- Problems concentrating
- Personality changes
- Depression and anxiety
These symptoms may indicate that you suffered a head injury during your accident.
Quite often, with auto accident injuries, the chest is affected. Seatbelts play a considerable role in saving people’s lives, but they often cause minor to moderate injuries. These injuries are often preferred outcomes to what could have happened if someone had not been wearing their seatbelt. Common chest injuries following an auto accident include bruised ribs, fractured ribs, and internal organ damage. Organs can become bruised in a car accident and, in severe cases, can lead to internal bleeding in the chest and abdomen.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Buffalo Auto Accident Doctor
Whether you have been in a minor crash or a major collision, auto accident injuries may have taken over your life. Our Buffalo auto accident doctor is here to help you get the treatment you need to get your life back.
Do not hesitate to schedule an appointment if you have been injured in a car accident in New York. We are happy to provide care for patients covered by no-fault insurance, and we also accept walk-ins!