After a car accident it can be hard to know just how hurt a victim really is. It is not uncommon for their body to experience shock and, in some cases, a Massachusetts car accident victim may not be aware of an injury until hours or even days after their crash occurred. Because of this it is important that vehicle collision victims seek medical treatment immediately after experiencing a crash.
The types of injuries that car accident victims can experience can range from minor to life-threatening and can harm practically every system in the victim's body. For example, a crash may cause a victim to suffer a broken bone and therefore trauma to their skeletal system; a broken rib could puncture their lung and cause organ damage as well.
Some accident victims suffer burns and other soft tissue injuries when heat and fires occur consequent to their accidents. Muscle damage is possible after a collision with whiplash being a common upper body injury to those who are involved in rear end collisions.
It is not uncommon for car accident victims to suffer emotional harm after their involvement in collisions. They may be apprehensive of getting back behind the wheels of their cars after suffering crashes or they may feel stress or depression regarding the severity and extensiveness of their injuries.
While some car accident victims can walk away from their crashes without sustaining any injuries, others experience traumas that will stay with them for the entirety of their lives. In order to cope with their pain and suffering, many victims choose to pursue their rights to compensation for the personal injuries that they sustained at the hands of negligent drivers.