The thousands of so-called “fender benders” that happen throughout Kentucky each year can lead to a myriad of minor injuries, such as cuts and bruises, or even minor concussions. However, as common as motor vehicle accidents are, the reality is that some are serious enough to cause life-changing injuries.
Serious car accidents not only lead to emotional distress that can last a lifetime, they can also cause severe injuries such as brain or spinal cord injuries, “whiplash” and broken bones, among many others. Kentucky residents who suffer these serious injuries in car accidents may face weeks or even months of medical treatment and rehabilitative care. In the worst-case scenarios, they may never recover fully.
Living with the aftereffects of a serious injury oftentimes means that life will never go back to “normal” for the victims of such injuries. They may not be able to return to school, or to the job in which they were employed prior to the accident. Their injuries may cause changes in their personal relationships. In short, life may never be the same for victims after a serious car accident.
Fortunately, some measure of recovery may be possible by potentially pursuing a personal injury lawsuit. Such a legal action may recover financial compensation that can be used to help car accident victims pay for the unexpected medical bills and other sudden costs that usually arise in the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident. Although such a financial recovery may not enable full physical or mental recovery, the compensation can be used by victims to help them to try to put their lives back together.