There are a variety of serious injuries that car accident victims may suffer. Our readers should be familiar with what to watch for after being involved in a car accident and how legal resources may be available to help them with their car accident injuries and damages. One type of injury that is common following an unexpected car accident are soft tissue injuries.
Soft tissue injuries are potentially debilitating injuries that can worsen over time. Soft tissue injuries refer to injuries to the soft areas of the body, such as muscles, tendons and ligaments. They can include sprains, strains and contusions. These issues can cause harm to the victim immediately after the accident and can grow worse as time progresses. They can also be challenging to treat in some instances.
The most common type of soft tissue injury is a whiplash injury. A whiplash injury occurs when the car accident victim’s head is thrust violently back and forth during the car accident. Unfortunately, this is not uncommon during a car accident. The symptoms of a whiplash injury include neck stiffness, sharp neck pains, back problems and cognitive problems, such as difficulty with memory and concentration. Soft tissue injuries may require ongoing medical treatment and care for the victim, as well as time away from work during which time the victim is, oftentimes, unable to earn a living to care for themselves and their families.
A personal injury claim for damages against a negligent driver responsible for the harm suffered by the victim may be able to help victims with their physical, financial and emotional damages. Victims suffering with a soft tissue injury should be familiar with how a claim for damages can help with their medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages.