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Illinois injury lawyerSince the inception of motor vehicles into everyday life in the early twentieth century, our lives have become easier and faster. Unfortunately, along with the innovation, a new category of injuries comes with it - motor vehicle injuries. More than 2.5 million Americans went to the emergency department because of injuries sustained in car accidents in 2012.

 1. Whiplash or Neck Injuries

Neck sprains and strains, which are commonly known as whiplash, are the no. 1 most frequently reported injuries in U.S. insurance claims, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. In 2012, whiplash injuries accounted for 26 percent of the total payout for crash injuries.

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San Jose car accident lawyerStatistics indicate that nearly two and a half million people are injured in car crashes each year, and many of those injures involve the victims back and spine. Capable of keeping an injured person out of work for extended periods of time or completely disabling a once able-bodied individual, these injuries can range significantly in their prognosis and potential compensation.

Soft Tissue Injuries 

Of all the back injuries, those to the soft tissue tend to be the most common. Experienced both in high-speed and low-impact crashes, injuries to the soft tissue in the back may include sprains, strains, or tears to the ligaments, muscles, or tendons. While these injuries typically heal over a relatively short time period, victims may need medical treatment or physical therapy. They may also miss time at work to heal from their injuries.

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