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Options for victims of whiplash injuries

This blog recently discussed whiplash injuries. It is important to understand that whiplash and soft tissue injuries are serious injuries. It is also crucial to understand what to do if you have suffered one of these devastating harms. Victims who have wrongfully suffered a whiplash injury in a traumatic or catastrophic accident may suffer physical, financial and emotional challenges that can be difficult to recover from.

What are whiplash injuries?

Car accident victims can suffer a number of serious injuries following a car crash. Whiplash injuries can commonly be suffered in a car accident. By definition, whiplash is a fast and violent back-and-forth motion of the neck that can occur in a car accident, especially if the victim's car has been rear-ended.

Victims of drunk driving accidents are not without options

Car accidents can occur in a number of ways and leave victims wrongfully injured or otherwise harmed. Unfortunately, drunk driving accidents may not only cause injuries but may also lead to the loss of life and may forever impact families of victims as well.

Pedestrian accident victims are protected

Pedestrians can, unfortunately, be vulnerable to the careless and negligent actions of drivers. Pedestrians can be the victims of car accidents, truck accidents and accidents with buses, all of which can cause serious injuries to pedestrian victims.

Victims of texting and driving are protected

The dangers of texting and driving have been discussed before on this blog. Awareness of the dangers of texting while driving has been increasing and, likewise, it is important for victims of car accidents caused by texting and driving to understand the options available to them when they have been wrongfully harmed.

What are common beliefs concerning distracted driving?

Distracted driving remains a serious threat to safety as the inconsistency that exists between drivers' beliefs concerning distracted driving and their actions may be questioned. You may have wondered, given all the national conversation surrounding the problem of texting and driving, what attitudes towards distracted driving are and what types of beliefs concerning texting and driving people hold.

Understanding the personal injury claims process

Being injured because of someone else's negligence can be overwhelming, especially in the midst of medical concerns, costs and expenses. Additional financial concerns may also trouble the victim who has suffered a personal injury, including lost earnings. Other financial, physical and emotional struggles may confront the victim as well, following a car accident.

How serious are traumatic brain injuries caused by car accidents?

Car accidents can cause serious and debilitating injuries, including traumatic brain injuries. In 2010, 2.5 million traumatic brain injuries were suffered in the United States. During 2010, TBI was diagnosed following 280,000 hospital visits when the victim was hospitalized and during 2.2 million emergency department visits. Also in 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, TBI contributed to the death of 50,000 people. In addition, TBIs account for 30 percent of all injury-related deaths.

What is a statute of limitation and how can it impact my claim?

Statutes of limitation are important to be aware of and understand when you have been injured or otherwise harmed by someone's negligence. A statute of limitation can impact a victim's ability to pursue a claim for damages when injured in a car accident, for example. Likewise, because of the applicability of statutes of limitation, a statute of limitation can impact the ability of surviving family members of a loved one lost in a car accident to pursue a claim for damages as well.

Car accidents by the numbers

Car accidents are a significant concern in Massachusetts and all throughout the country. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, car accidents are the leading cause of death of those ages 11 through 27. In 2012, there were 30,800 fatal traffic crashes in the United States. The number of fatal crashes was up from 29,867 in 2011 and 30,296 in 2010.

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