For the most part, people develop a false sense of security when driving on the roadways in their area. The “it will never happen to me” mentality is very common when it comes to car crashes. Being involved in a car crash can create injuries and in some cases can lead to death. Over 1.3 million people die on the roadways of America each year in car crashes. Even if a person survives an accident, they may have a variety of long-term injuries to deal with. Getting compensated for the pain and suffering experienced as the result of a car crash is only possible when seeking out the help of legal professionals. The following are some of the most common long-term injuries associated with car accidents.
Injuries to the Body’s Connective Tissues
Commonly referred to as “soft tissue” injuries, damage to the connective tissue can cause a lot of pain and discomfort. Generally, a person will experience a lot of aggravation with their joints and muscles after experiencing these injuries in a car accident. Failing to get the long-term treatment needed for these types of injures can result in the development of scar tissue. Getting compensated for the pain and suffering these types of injuries can cause is important. Working with an experienced personal injury lawyer is essential when trying to get your life back on track following a car accident.
Neck and Back Problems
Being involved in a vehicle collision will usually result in the body being contorted in unnatural ways. Due to the force you are confronted with during an accident, you may find yourself with major neck and back problems as a result. Conditions like whiplash are all too common in car accidents. These injuries may be so severe and you will be unable to work. In order to keep providing for your family, you will have to seek out compensation for the injuries you have sustained.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
People who experience a traumatic brain injury in a car accident may never be the same again. If the injury is severe enough, it could affect a person’s ability to talk or walk. These types of injuries are very common in head-on collisions. Neglecting to get proper treatment for a head injury following a car accident can make the long-term effects much worse.
Having damage to your brain or nervous system can make leading an active life very difficult. While some of the symptoms of your traumatic brain injury may improve over time, there are some that may last the rest of your life. Finding out how much compensation you are entitled to is easy when consulting with a legal professional. There are various laws and statutes they will use to determine what your injuries are worth.
Don’t Suffer in Silence
Rather than suffering in silence with your injuries, you need to contact Hilton & Somer, LLC at 703-454-8325 to schedule a free consultation. We have helped many car accident victims get the compensation they were owed and can do the same for you.