Car accidents injuries can be devastating for victims and their families. For that reason, car accident victims should know what the different personal injury protections are for the different types of injuries they may suffer in a car accident.
There are several types of car accident injuries that can range from serious fractures to catastrophic injuries.
- Soft tissue injuries: Soft tissue injuries can include whiplash injuries which are strains to the victim’s muscles and ligaments. Other soft tissue injuries can include neck and back injuries such as herniations and ruptures of the discs in the spine. Whiplash injuries can worsen over time and can be difficult to diagnose and treat. Other soft tissue injuries can include bruises and contusions.
- Head injuries: Head injuries can be some of the most serious injuries car accident victims can suffer. Traumatic brain injuries are severe injuries that can be catastrophic and life-altering. Recovering from a traumatic brain injury can be a lifelong and costly process. Car accident victims can also suffer concussions and other types of head injuries.
- Internal injuries: Car accident victims can also suffer internal injuries including organ damage and internal bleeding and broken bones and fractures.
- Mental and emotional injuries: Mental and emotional injuries stemming from the trauma of an unexpected car accident, such as traumatic stress disorder, can be common for car accident victims.
A car accident can be life changing for victims and their families who may be left with a host of damages following a car accident. It is helpful for car accident victims to be familiar with how personal injury legal damages can help them with those damages following a car accident.