Unfortunately, there are a variety of different types of common injuries victims may suffer in car accidents that are referred to as soft tissue injuries. Soft tissue injuries can cause great physical, financial and emotional harm and damages to victims.
The damages car accident victims suffer as a result of soft tissue injuries can be met with the legal protections of a personal injury claim for damages. Soft tissue injuries may cause injured victims medical expenses and time away from work. Soft tissue injuries refer to injuries to the soft areas of the body including the muscles, ligaments and tendons. These injuries can be especially challenging to treat and can cause victims serious harm and significant pain. Soft tissue injuries include strains, sprains and contusions victims may suffer in a car accident.
One of the most common types of soft tissue injuries victims may suffer in a car accident include whiplash injuries. Soft tissue injuries can result in soreness, swelling, bruising and stiffness for victims injured in car accidents. Likewise, car accident victims who have suffered a whiplash injury, which are not uncommon in car accidents, can suffer symptoms including stiffness in the neck, sharp neck pains, back problems and cognitive problems including difficulties with memory and concentration.
The medical treatment and care associated with soft tissue and whiplash injuries can be costly which is why victims of an unexpected car accident should be familiar with personal injury legal resources that can help them with their physical, financial and emotional damages. A personal injury claim for damages can help victims pursue a negligent driver for compensation of their damages including medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages.