Motor vehicle collisions can result in lasting and debilitating injuries to victims. One type of serious injury car accident victims can suffer includes soft tissue injuries, which is why car accident victims should be familiar with these types of injuries and how a personal injury claim for damages can help them with any of these injuries they suffer in a car accident.
A personal injury claim for damages can be brought against a negligent driver to help the injured victim with their damages, including physical, financial and emotional damages. Damages victims may be able to recover can include medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages. Soft tissue injuries are one type of injury that victims may need help with and a personal injury claim for damages can help them recover compensation for those damages.
Soft tissue injuries are not uncommon in car accidents and refer to injuries to what are considered the soft areas of the body including the ligaments, tendons and muscles. Common examples of soft tissue injuries include sprains, strains and contusions. The most common example of a soft tissue injury is a whiplash injury.
Soft tissue injuries usually cause car accident victims soreness, swelling, bruising and stiffness. The symptoms of whiplash injuries, when a victim's head is thrust violently thrown back and forth in a car accident, includes stiffness in the neck, sharp neck pains, back problems and cognitive challenges including those associated with memory and concentration.
When car accident victims need help with difficult-to-treat soft tissue injuries and whiplash injuries, they can turn to personal injury legal protections which can hold a negligent driver accountable and help them receive compensation for their injuries and damages. It is vital that car accident victims suffering with soft tissue injuries are familiar with the legal remedies available to help protect them.