The trauma of surviving a car accident can last for years. Individuals who have experienced serious crashes and who have suffered the physical and emotional harm that can result from such incidents understand that time may not heal all of their accident-related wounds. An Oregon resident who is injured in a crash can suffer from many different types of harm, some of which may not ever completely heal.
Car accidents can inflict common injuries on their victims, such as broken bones and bruises. However, they can also impose more significant injuries on individuals, such as traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord damage.
An injury to a victim's brain can affect an array of systems within their body. They experience memory problems, issues with their coordination, mood swings, depletions in their energy, and other serious consequences. They may lose the capacity to work and may struggle to support themselves and their families.
Spinal cord injuries can cause paralysis in their victims. Depending upon where a victim suffers their trauma they may become unable to move either their legs or their legs and their arms. Any loss of mobility may force a victim to alter their way of life and to seek the support of others just to get through daily tasks.
Any injury suffered by a car accident victim can be severe and it is therefore important that victims get medical help after their involvement in vehicle collisions. Their personal injury attorneys can then help them assess their legal options and rights for seeking the compensation that they need to get their lives back on course.