Car accidents can be sudden, shocking and difficult to recover from in some cases. While people can understandably be shaken up in these instances, the types of injury they might suffer from can vary from person to person.
For example while one person might get away with little more than whiplash, another individual might suffer head injuries in a car accident.
Head injuries can be particularly serious and should always be checked out at a hospital. Sometimes someone can seem well after a knock on the head but in reality they may have a serious head injury.
In other cases people might look as though they have received a serious injury because their head is bleeding, but in reality it may be nothing more than a superficial wound. In every instance it is important to assess whether there is any negligence involved on the part of a third party.
Make sure you retain all details
The more you can remember about the accident you had, the better your chances are of claiming compensation if a third party was responsible. This might entail getting information from other drivers such as witnesses to the accident, as well as getting in touch with the police.
You may not think of all this at the time, especially if you have sustained head injuries in a car accident. However you should make sure you can do all you can to get evidence of what happened.
Accident Advice Helpline has gone through a number of cases along these lines in the past. The amount of compensation an individual might win will depend on the severity of their injury and whether it would have an impact on their life going forward.
For example someone might suffer epilepsy as a result of a more serious head injury. This could potentially be life-changing in years to come.
Who caused the car accident?
Many people have unfortunately been in car accidents that were caused by other people. They may have been doing everything right at the time and yet someone else did something to cause their car to crash into someone else’s. This may cause that person to be injured as a result.
Accident Advice Helpline is always on hand if you suffer an accident like this. One call to our free 24/7 enquiry line on 0800 689 0500 is all it takes to speak with an expert on compensation claims.
Date Published: June 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen