Car accidents happen on Virginia roads, and they sometimes result in severe injuries. Not everyone walks away from an accident at all, as many fatalities occur at accident scenes. Those who survive near-catastrophic accidents could find themselves dealing with massive medical bills and life-altering injuries. For many, taking legal action becomes the only viable way to pay for such costs.
Motor vehicle collisions lead to severe accidents
Traumatic brain injuries could send someone into a coma. Even someone who recovers from the crash may become reliant on family for care. Diminished motor skills, memory loss, and various other problems derived from head injuries might make self-care impossible.
Spinal cord injuries are not uncommon in vehicle accidents. Rear-end collisions could cause such harm, but other crashes may lead to the same result. Spinal cord damage might leave someone with permanent paralysis. Even for those whose spinal damage is treatable, the recovery process could take an incredibly lengthy and expensive recovery period.
A broken neck also presents the chance of paralysis and a long healing period. Both spinal and neck injuries often require intricate surgeries and extensive rehab. A person’s home might even require refurbishing to accommodate any resultant disabilities. Compensation for these types of expenses might be available if it is determined that the motor vehicle accident was caused by the negligence of another motorist.
The dangers of hidden injuries
Not every motor vehicle accident victim realizes how badly they have been hurt, including those with broken bones. A person with a broken neck may drive away without seeking treatment. Unfortunately, the injury could become worse, leading to paralysis without immediate care.