Unfortunately, car accidents victims can suffer a variety of different types of catastrophic injuries that may change their lives forever. These injuries can be costly on many levels, including physically, financially and emotionally. Because car accident victims may need help with these damages, they should be familiar with the different types of catastrophic injuries and legal protections available.
Traumatic brain injuries
Head injuries are some of the most serious car accident injuries victims can suffer. Car accident victims may strike their heads against steering wheels, dashboards and windows. Victims can suffer skull fractures and traumatic brain injuries that can be both open and closed head injuries. Traumatic brain injuries can change the victim’s physical function, cognitive function and personality for the rest of their lives and may require costly medical and on-going care.
Spinal cord, neck and back injuries
Back and spinal cord injuries are also serious injuries that are not uncommon in a car accident. The harm caused by spinal cord injuries and the nerve damage the victim suffers can range from reduced sensation in the victim’s limbs to a loss of control over their arms, hands, legs, feet and other body parts. In the most catastrophic situations, victims may be permanently paralyzed as a result of injuries suffered in a car accident.
Car accident victims can suffer a range of serve injuries that can also include whiplash injuries, herniated disk injuries, bone fractures and other types of injuries. Coping with the traumatic aftermath of a car accident can be costly emotionally and financially to victims who should be aware that personal injury legal options may help them recover compensation for the harm they have suffered from the negligent driver responsible.