This blog recently discussed the different types of injuries car accident victims can suffer. This post will take a closer look at one type of car accident injury victims may suffer that can result in serious harm to victims. Victims of car accidents may suffer soft tissue injuries that can worsen over time and impact the lives of car accident victims long after a car accident.
Car accidents occur on a daily basis resulting in serious injuries and harm to victims. One type of injury that is unfortunately common in a car accident is the category of injuries referred to as soft tissue injuries. The most common type of soft tissue injury is a whiplash injury which many people have heard of but many may not realize how serious whiplash and soft tissue injuries are.
Whiplash injuries and other types of soft tissue injuries can worsen over time and the full extent of a soft tissue injury may not be immediately obvious following a car accident. Whiplash injuries occur when the victim’s head is violently thrust back and forth such as in a car accident. Soft tissue injuries more broadly refer to sprains, contusions and strains. They are injuries impacting the muscles, tendons and ligaments of the body. Soft tissue injuries can lead to sharp neck pains or stiffness in the neck; back problems; and cognitive challenges such as those related to memory and concentration.
Personal injury legal options can help injured car accident victims recover compensation for the physical, financial and emotional injuries they have suffered because of the harm inflicted on them by a negligent driver. As a result, car accident victims should be familiar with how to bring a personal injury claim for damages to help them with their medical expense, future medical care costs, lost wages and pain and suffering damages.