Unfortunately, car accidents are a daily occurrence in Virginia. To help ensure car accident victims get the financial help they need for the injuries they suffered in the crash, they need to know how they are protected legally. It is also important to understand how certain injuries, such as soft tissue injuries, will affect their life.
Soft tissue injuries are the types of injuries that impact the soft tissues of the body including the muscles, ligaments and tendons. Common examples of soft tissue injuries include sprains, strains and contusions. Victims of soft tissue injuries should know how to make a personal injury claim for damages if necessary to help them recover compensation for the damages caused by soft tissue injuries.
Car accident victims suffering from a soft tissue injury may face medical care costs, lost wages and pain and suffering. A personal injury claim can help them with the physical, financial and emotional toll soft tissue injuries can take. While they are common in car accidents, soft tissue injuries can worsen over time and also be difficult to treat. Whiplash injuries are the most common type of soft tissue injury and can also worsen over time, be difficult to treat and are painful for the victim. Whiplash injuries can cause neck stiffness, sharp pains in the neck, back problems and cognitive deficiencies.
Medical care and treatments for soft tissue injuries including whiplash can include physical therapy, immobilization and medications -- all of which can be costly and keep the victim away from work while they recover. Legal protections can help ensure car accident victims get the help they need to heal, but also the help they need to pay for the recovery process.