There are many types of serious injuries that victims of car accidents can suffer which is why they should be aware of what they are, what the symptoms are and what they can do about them. Car accident victims should be familiar with the types of injuries they may receive help with and the legal options and resources available to them through the personal injury legal process.

A personal injury claim for damages can help car accident victims recover compensation for their physical, financial and emotional damages. One of the primary categories of car accident injuries car accident victims may suffer includes soft tissue injuries. Soft tissue injuries impact the soft areas of the bodies including ligaments, tendons and muscles. Soft tissue injuries can include sprains, contusions and strains.

In addition, another serious and unfortunately common type of soft tissue injury is a whiplash injury which occurs when the head of the victim is thrust back and forth violently such as in an unexpected car accident. Soft tissue injuries have been known to worsen over time so symptoms to watch for include stiffness in the neck, sharp neck pains, back problems and cognitive problems such as problems remembering and concentrating.

Treatment and care of soft tissue injuries can be ongoing and costly and may keep the car accident victim away from work as they struggle to recover. A personal injury claim for damages is one option available to car accident victims that may be able to help with their medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages as they journey through the challenges of the recovery process.