Car accident injuries can be serious for victims who should be familiar with the legal protections available to them when a negligent driver has carelessly harmed them. It is helpful for victims to be familiar with the different types of car accident injuries, get the treatment and medical care they need and be familiar with the legal remedies to help them.
Soft tissue injuries
Soft tissue injuries are a category of injuries that include bruises and contusions, neck and back injuries and whiplash injuries. The force of a car accident can cause the victim’s head and neck to move in ways that result in whiplash injuries which are strain injuries to the muscles and ligaments. The force of a car accident can also cause neck and back injuries including herniations and ruptures of the discs in the victim’s spine.
Head injuries are another common type of injury that can be sustained in a car accident. Head injuries can range from a concussion to a traumatic brain injury. Brain injuries can be open and closed head injuries. Traumatic brain injuries can be incredibly debilitating for victims.
Internal injuries are another category of injuries that can include broken bones and severe fractures and internal injuries which can include serious organ damages or internal bleeding.
Car accident victims involved in an unexpected car accident can also suffer mental and emotional injuries and harm. Car accident injuries can be difficult to detect and treat in some situations and can also be costly to treat. Personal injury legal remedies can help protect victims harmed in a car accident with their physical, emotional and financial damages.