When getting behind the wheel, Montana residents rarely consider the possibility that they might become injured in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence. Unfortunately, this is a reality for thousands of people across the country every year. As accident victims recover from their injuries, they often find themselves facing medical expenses they never expected to have to deal with. The financial burden associated with ongoing medical treatment can be heavy, and one way to lessen it can be by holding the negligent party responsible for their actions.
While every car accident and the circumstances leading up to them is different, some injuries often result more frequently than others. For example, most of the injuries weaken the spine, because of the neck’s rapid acceleration. This movement ends up stretching the back and if left untreated, can cause continuous pain and discomfort.
Whiplash, therefore, is perhaps the most common form of injury after someone is involved in a car accident. The intensity of the injury depends not only the severity of the crash but also on the age of the accident victim. Traumatic brain injuries are another common injury and can have long term devastating effects that can prevent a person from performing daily tasks and activities. Cuts and bruises of various intensity can result from debris or cracked windshields, while broken bones and shoulders are also common because of the heavy impact on the body. It is important to keep in mind that not all injuries are physical—emotional injuries are also a common side-effect of one’s involvement in a crash. PTSD is common after a traumatic accident, but can often be difficult to prove in court.
Being involved in a car crash can be an unnerving experience and leave one with many questions. One way to get answers and accountability is to pursue a civil case against the person who caused the injury. An experienced attorney can provide useful guidance on how to proceed in court to get compensation to cover their medical expenses.