There are a number of injuries that can be caused by car accidents. Soft tissue injuries can be serious and may oftentimes be as serious as other types of catastrophic injuries commonly associated with car accidents. Whiplash is a common neck and back injury that can disguise more serious injuries suffered in a car accident such as a herniated disk injury. At times, a car accident victim may think they feel fine following a car accident only to discover the lingering pain of a soft tissue injury.
Soft tissue injuries can include muscles and ligaments and may require physical therapy and other types of medical treatment to heal. They can be difficult to treat and victims may face a challenging recovery. Muscles, ligaments and joints can all suffer serious sprain injuries and strains in a car accident. As a result, soft tissue injuries car accident victims may suffer from can be a significant disruption in the lives of victims.
Car accident victims who have suffered soft tissue injuries or other types of injuries may be able to bring a claim for damages against the negligent driver who caused their injuries. The claims process can include insurance companies, doctors, medical experts and others, and may also involve negotiation and settlement. Damages a car accident victim may seek can include damages for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering associated with car accident injuries.
Because a negligent driver may be responsible to compensate car accident victims for their injuries and the damages they have suffered, it is important for car accident victims to be familiar with the process of bringing a claim for damages. Though the process may seem intimidating at first, it will seem less so as victims understand the steps in the process to hold a negligent driver liable for the harm they have suffered.