Supermodel Miranda Kerr has been spotted wearing a neck brace after she was injured in a Los Angeles car accident. We can only hope this starts a fashion trend: If you are injured in a car accident, sport your neck brace! Healing is beautiful.
Thankfully for Kerr, who is married to Orlando Bloom, her injuries were not serious -- whiplash and back injuries -- though the supermodel is in "a lot of pain," according to her representative.
Yet, even minor injuries such as whiplash and soft tissue injuries can come with significant physical and financial challenges. Wearing a neck brace can be challenging, for example, when your job requires you to be in the spotlight at all times. For others, accident injuries can mean days spent out of the office and a resulting loss of income.
If you have been involved in an injury-causing car accident, your doctor will outline a plan for your physical recovery, but what about your financial recovery? You may be able to bring a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent driver to recover compensation for your medical bills, loss of income and even emotional damages, such as pain and suffering.
In Kerr's case, the other driver ran into her car on the L.A. freeway. He or she could face reckless driving charges in addition to civil damages through a personal injury lawsuit.
Source: Los Angeles Times, "Miranda Kerr Spotted In Neck Brace After L.A. Car Accident," Nardine Saad, Mar. 13, 2013