Car accident injuries can be devastating and can impact a victim’s life for a long time to come. As a result, victims may find themselves in a position to need help with the physical, financial and emotional damages they suffer in a car accident.
A personal injury claim for damages can help victims recover compensation to help with their damages including medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages. Damages may also be available for future medical car expenses and lost earning capacity. Car accidents are costly. The economic costs of car accidents is estimated to be $277 billion annually. Car accidents are also the leading cause of injuries. Out of 5.6 million car accidents reported in 2012, 1.6 million involved injuries and another 30,000 were fatal.
Victims of car accidents can suffer a variety of different car accident injuries many of which can be severe. Head and back injuries that may be suffered in a car accident can range from neck and back injuries to concussions and traumatic brain injuries. Car accident victims may also suffer whiplash and other soft tissue injuries. Some injuries victims may suffer in car accidents can grow worse following the car accident or their severity may not be immediately noticeable.
A variety of serious injuries may be suffered in a car accident. As a result, it is important for victims to be familiar with the option to bring a personal injury claim for damages to recover compensation for the harm they have suffered.