It should come as no surprise that car crashes could result in catastrophic injuries. Such injuries may include broken bones, spinal cord injuries and brain and head injuries. However, even seemingly minor injuries could lead to serious problems. Missouri readers may be interested in the following article.
A Missouri man was injured recently in a crash involving a pickup truck and a sedan. According to the police, the victim was driving due east around 1:15 in the afternoon when another driver turned out of their driveway and collided head-on with the victim’s pickup truck. The victim was sent to the hospital with injuries that have been described as minor. Both vehicles suffered moderate damages.
Even minor injuries suffered in a car crash can have long-lasting effects. For example, simple whiplash can cause neck pain, stiffness, dizziness and other problems that could necessitate not just immediate medical attention, but also long-term therapy. The costs from such therapy can quickly mount, adding to an already stressful situation. Other minor injuries that could cause a significant amount of pain may include abrasions, bruises and back injuries. Some of these injuries may not turn up until days after the initial accident.
People who have been injured in car accidents may want to make sure they understand their legal options. In some cases, drivers may be able to hold the responsible parties liable for the injuries they suffered in the car crash. Such liability may include compensation for both short-term and long-term medical and rehabilitation treatments. Talking to a personal injury attorney could prove to be a good step to take in these situations.
Source: Daily Journal Online, “De Soto man injured in collision Wednesday afternoon,” Jan. 31, 2014