A vehicle accident in Alaska can be life-changing, depending on how serious a victim's injuries are. In addition to causing physical injuries that might prevent a person from being able to work, an auto accident may also cause emotional distress. It is within the rights of an injured accident victim to seek to hold a negligent party accountable for the injuries he or she is believed to have caused.
Injuries commonly suffered in a car crash include injuries to the neck, back or spinal cord. A spinal cord injury can cause a person to become paralyzed from the waist down and, thus, lose his or her ability to walk. Victims may also suffer head and brain injuries. Brain injuries can potentially affect a person's cognitive function and can even lead to changes in a person's behavior or emotional reactions.