Soft tissue injuries are one of the most common injuries victims of car accidents may suffer and can be extensive, costly and cause significant disruption in their lives. An unexpected car accident can be physically, financially and emotionally costly to victims which is why they should be familiar with personal injury legal protections.
Soft tissue injuries victims of car accidents may suffer include sprains, contusions, strains and, most common, whiplash injuries. These types of injuries are caused when the head and neck of the victim moves back and forth violently during a car accident. Soft tissue injuries may lead to soreness, swelling, bruising and stiffness. Victims may suffer symptoms of soft tissue injuries including stiffness in the neck; sharp neck pains; back problems; and cognitive, memory and concentration deficits.
A personal injury claim for damages can help with the damages oftentimes associated with soft tissue injuries including medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages. A personal injury claim for damages can be brought against a negligent driver responsible for the physical, financial and emotional damages victims have suffered. The damages victims may recover can help with the ongoing medical costs they may see stacking up while they are unable to work due to their injuries and the emotional trauma which is also common after a car accident.
Car accident victims should know how legal remedies protect them when they have been harmed by a careless driver. The damages that may be available can help victims with the recovery process and the road ahead following an unexpected car accident.