Unfortunately, car accident victims can suffer a range of injuries. It is important for them to be able to get the help they need when they have been injured in a car accident. Some of the most common types of injuries victims can suffer in a motor vehicle accident are soft tissue injuries.
Whiplash is the most common type of soft tissue injury car accident victims suffer. Whiplash injuries occur when the impact of a collision causes the victim’s neck to move back and forth violently. Symptoms of a whiplash injury include neck stiffness, sharp neck pains, back problems, and cognitive, memory and concentration problems. Soft tissue injuries commonly worsen over time, and the full extent of the harm may not be immediately known to the victim. Whiplash injuries can result in chronic pain.
Medical attention and treatment is needed for soft tissue injuries that can worsen over time. This can leave car accident victims with initial medical expenses, the need for ongoing medical care which can result in further costs, and other damages including lost wages and emotional damages. Based on medical records and the liability of the other driver, a victim who has suffered one of these injuries may be able to bring a claim for damages against the driver responsible for the harm they have suffered.
A personal injury claim for damages can help car accident victims recover compensation for their physical, financial, and emotional injuries. Specific damages victims of car accidents may be able to recover include medical expenses, lost earnings, and pain and suffering damages. If successful on one of these claims, a car accident victim can acquire the financial resources they need while they focus on recovering their health and getting their life back to normal.