There are a variety of different types of injuries victims of car accidents may suffer including brain injuries, broken bones and internal injuries. Another type of serious injury victims of car accidents may suffer are soft tissue injuries.
Soft tissue injuries include bruises or contusions; sprains or damage to ligaments due to overextending a joint; and strains due to overuse of a muscle or a tendon. Whiplash injuries are also common soft tissue injuries suffered in car accidents. Whiplash injuries occur when the head of the victim is violently thrust back and forth during a car accident. While sort tissue injuries may be initially evident, it is not uncommon for soft tissue injuries to worsen over time.
This can leave car accident victims in a difficult position with continuing medical expenses due to the ongoing medical care and treatment they need for their injuries. In addition, as medical bills pile up, the injured victim may not be able to work and may suffer from a disability because of the soft tissue and other injuries they have suffered in a car accident. Personal injury legal resources are available to help car accident victims recover compensation for their medical expenses and lost wages from the negligent driver responsible for the harm they have suffered.
A personal injury legal claim for damages can help with the victim's physical, financial and emotional injuries including pain and suffering damages that result from the car accident injuries they have suffered. It is essential for victims of car accidents, left dealing with soft tissue injuries, to be familiar with legal options, resources and remedies to help them with the recovery process.