If you are involved in a crash while traveling in Mississippi, you may experience a number of injuries. For instance, you may sustain a concussion, cracked skull or other type of head injury. You may also experience internal bleeding, broken bones or other maladies that might result in chronic pain and an overall reduced quality of life.
An overview of head injuries
The force generated when a truck hits your car may be enough to cause your head to make contact with the dash or other hard surfaces within the vehicle. This could result in a concussion or a cracked skull. Head injuries may also be caused when glass or other materials inside of the car come loose and make contact with that part of your body. Finally, a head injury may be the result of being ejected from the car and hitting pavement or other hard exterior surfaces.
Whiplash may also be a concern
Whiplash occurs when your head or neck is forced to move in an unnatural manner in the immediate aftermath of a wreck. Symptoms of whiplash include a stiff neck, an inability to turn your head and generally soreness in your neck and back. It may be possible to obtain compensation for medical bills and other costs related to treating this condition by pursuing a personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit.
Typically, personal injury cases are resolved through a settlement, but you may have the option of taking the matter to court if settlement talks don’t yield a favorable outcome. You can use videos, photos or cellphone records to prove that the crash was caused by a negligent driver. Truck maintenance records and truck owner statements might also be used to prove that you were not at fault for the wreck that caused your injuries.