A car crash can change someone’s life in mere moments. You may be the best driver on the road today, but if someone else makes a mistake and hits your car as a result, you could still receive serious injuries that could change your life from that moment on.
Car crash head injuries can be particularly worrisome because there is the chance that brain injury could potentially occur. This doesn’t mean the individual won’t survive and won’t recover. However it can lead to brain damage or some degree of injury the individual cannot recover from to the fullest extent.
How can head injuries occur in a car accident?
Sometimes the very force of the accident can potentially cause an injury of this type. At other times the head can be hit by the car itself as it crumples in around the driver or passenger. A lot will depend on the severity of the crash, how it happens, which portion of the car is hit and the speed at which the vehicles are travelling at the time.
However, if car crash head injuries are suffered, it is imperative that the injured person receives medical assistance as soon as possible. There are times when an injury can worsen the longer it takes to receive medical help. Thankfully medical help does usually come very quickly when the accident or the injuries suffered are particularly bad.
What is the prognosis?
This depends on how badly someone is injured and how quickly medical attention is received. Head injuries can be very serious and even when someone appears to be well they can end up getting worse over the space of several hours.
As such you cannot take any chances in this situation. While such injuries are rare in car accidents, they can be life-changing and hugely upsetting both for the person who suffers them and for the people who know that individual. As such they have the potential to alter many lives.
You need to know that you can call the team at Accident Advice Helpline if this has happened to you, or to someone you know. Our number is free to use on 0800 689 0500 and you can make sure you have the chance to seek no-obligation advice in this situation. Our team will use their experience to work out whether you could get compensation for your injuries.
Date Published: August 13, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead