Car accidents are a leading cause of injuries in the United States. Of the 5.6 million car accidents reported in 2012, 1.6 million involved injuries to victims. Car accidents can leave victims with devastating injuries and significant costs for them and their families.
Car accidents are estimated to cost $277 billion annually. They can cost victims in medical expenses, time away from work and lost wages and emotional damages as well. Personal injury actions can help them recover some of those costs, including compensation for their physical, financial and emotional damages. Car accident victims can recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages.
Head, back and neck injuries are not uncommon car accident injuries. Car accident victims can suffer serious head injuries, including concussions and traumatic brain injuries, which can be life-altering for victims and their families. They can also suffer serious chest injuries and whiplash and soft tissue injuries. Victims may suffer injuries to their extremities, including broken bones. Emotional damages and post-traumatic stress disorder are also not uncommon. Many of these injuries can worsen over time, so it is important for victims to receive the help they need.
Victims can seek recovery of their damages through legal remedies, including a personal injury claim for damages, which can help them with their immediate and ongoing needs. It is important for victims and their families to be aware of their legal rights and options, so they can receive the assistance they need following an unexpected car accident.