The nature of the injuries victims of car accidents can suffer can be catastrophic and devastating. Car accidents are the leading cause of injuries and the injuries victims of car accidents can suffer can be lasting so it is important for car accident victims to be familiar with the legal resources available to help them with the damages they have suffered.
Car accident injuries victims can suffer in car accidents include head and brain injuries such as concussions and traumatic brain injuries. Victims can also suffer neck and chest injuries, whiplash and soft tissue injuries. Other injuries that can be suffered in car accidents can include broken bones, scarring disfigurement and disabling injuries. These injuries can result in medical expenses and an inability to work while recovering to pay these expenses.
Personal injury claims can help victims with the damages they have suffered by allowing them to recover compensation for their damages including medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages. Damages following a car accident can be extensive. Car accidents are also costly. Greater than 5.6 million car accidents were reported during 2012. Of that number, 1.6 million car accidents involved injuries. It is estimated that car accidents cost $277 billion annually.
Victims of car accidents need to be familiar with the legal options that can help them with the variety of injuries they may suffered in an unexpected car accident. Legal remedies can help them recover compensation for their damages from a negligent driver responsible for causing it.