Soft Tissue Injuries
A soft tissue injury is damage to the body’s connective tissue, such as muscles, ligaments, and tendons. The most common form of soft tissue injury in car accidents is whiplash. While painful, the injuries may not show up in X-rays. You need an experienced personal injury attorney to assert your right to compensation for the therapies and rest that you need to get better.
Did you suffer a concussion, traumatic brain injury (TBI), skull fracture or lingering headaches? If your head struck the steering wheel, dashboard or window upon impact, your resulting head injury should be evaluated and monitored by medical professionals. If your TBI was serious, you may require evaluation, treatment and therapy from a neuropsychologist or another knowledgeable care provider.
The chest is typically one of the first body parts to experience crash impact, often in the form of broken ribs, punctured lungs and internal bleeding. The effects of these injuries may impact you for years or a lifetime.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord damage can significantly impair movement and feeling, commonly resulting in partial or complete paralysis. You and your family may need modifications to your home and vehicle as well as the services of a professional care attendant to adapt to your life after a spinal cord injury.
In minor crashes, many people experience lacerations, bruises and abrasions. Although these injuries are not severe, they may cause scarring and disfigurement, which can lead to poor self-image and other problems.
including speeding, tailgating and antagonizing other drivers
Reckless or Careless Driving
meaning driving with no regard for the safety of others, including ignoring signs and signals, making unsafe lane changes and failing to keep a lookout
Fatigued or Drowsy Driving
which can result in a driver falling asleep behind the wheel or being unable to react quickly enough to avoid a collision
Drunk or Drugged Driving
whether under the influence of alcohol, over-the-counter or prescription drugs, or street narcotics
including texting, making phone calls, eating, reading maps or other behaviors that diminish focus while driving