NEW YORK – Five decades can be a long time. Think about how much has changed in just the last 10 years: cell phones had antennas, high-definition television was in its infancy, and Miley Cyrus was just being casted for Hannah Montana. Now, multiply that by five.
Yes, 50 years is a long time, which brings us to this:
Authorities in Allentown, Pennsylvania say a man died this week of injuries he sustained when he was hit by a car… in 1965.
According to reports by Allentown Morning Call at the time, the then 8 year-old boy suffered severe head injuries and two broken legs. More than 50 years after that crash, the injuries claimed his life. Bronx car accident attorneys at Cellino & Barnes said while these long-term side effects can be unusual, they’re far from uncommon.
“Many people may require a lifetime of treatment after a car crash in the Bronx,” car accident lawyer Steve Barnes said. “That’s one of the reasons why it’s important to get an attorney who understands personal injury so you can get the best possible recovery.”
Doctors are still trying to determine the long-term effects of traumatic brain injuries, which are often associated with car crashes. Many victims are reporting memory loss and sensory loss years or decades after suffering a concussion.
Attorneys say getting full compensation for an injury can help pay future treatments, if necessary.
“Some of the treatments our clients need are costly procedures,” Barnes said. “Our attorneys want to make sure clients can afford these operations and medications years down the road.”
Attorneys suggest seeking the proper medical and legal guidance following any type of accident because even minor car crashes have been documented to inflict long-lasting pain. Personal injury lawyers say some injuries may not be apparent for months or years after a crash.