This blog recently discussed the types of legal help that may be available to protect victims of truck accidents. It is helpful to understand the different types of injuries victims of car and truck accidents may suffer which may lead to them needing help with the physical, financial and emotional damages suffered as a result.

Victims of car accidents can suffer a variety of serious injuries that can have a long-term effect on their physical and emotional health and well-being. Victims of car accidents can suffer serious brain injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, as well as concussions and other head, neck and back injuries. In addition, they can suffer chest injuries and soft tissue injuries such as whiplash which can linger far after the car accident. Victims may also suffer a variety of fractures and emotional trauma associated with an unexpected car accident.

As a result, important personal injury protections are available to ensure car accident victims receive the help they need to focus on recovery and address the physical, financial and emotional losses and costs they have suffered as a result of a car accident. Car accidents are estimated to cost $277 billion annually and of the 5.6 million car accidents reported during 2012, 1.6 million involved injuries to victims. A personal injury legal claim can help victims recover compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.

To not be aware of these important legal protections means that car accident victims may not receive the help they need to assist with the recovery process. The importance of a personal injury claim for damages is also not only in helping the victim with the damages they have suffered but also in holding the negligent driver responsible for their injuries responsible which is why victims should be familiar with the legal options available to them.