The severity of vehicle collisions can often lead to a lengthy process of recuperation. When there are long-term crash injuries, the victim can be left suffering the effects of mental trauma long after the incident. A car crash is always sudden, often happening out of the blue, taking everyone involved by surprise.
The range of physical injuries will be diverse, from superficial cuts and bruises to broken bones or head injuries that might require a lot of professional medical attention. It is important that psychological damage is also assessed.
The mental after-effects of a crash may not always be apparent. The person involved may seem to be relieved enough to have walked away from the destroyed vehicles with their life. But direct involvement in a serious accident can leave mental scars that take much longer to heal than the physical variety.
The symptoms of post-traumatic stress can be extremely debilitating, and the patient might need to be signed off work for considerable periods, leading to a loss of confidence. It is also common for patients to suspect that they might be stigmatised if they seek help for stress-related conditions.
Aspects to be aware of with long-term crash injuries
Anyone recovering from a serious collision will doubtless be wondering whether or not there might be a possible claim for recompense.
When there are crashes, the police will get involved, and an important aspect of their duties is ascertaining how any incident happened. This will point to issues of responsibility and negligence.
It makes it easier for the aggrieved party to come to terms with a long-term injury if they feel that the person responsible might be brought to justice.
Call us now for no-obligation advice
If you would like to find out more about the type of assistance that is available to people who have survived bad crashes, then we would strongly suggest that you get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline.
If you dial our helpline on 0800 689 0500 we will ensure that you receive the best no-obligation advice that is available for people in your situation.
Our claims experts will look into your own case to assess whether or not it would fall into the basic criteria for a successful claim.
You can also visit our website and try out the 30-second claim calculator to give you an instant picture of what you could expect to receive with a no win, no fee* claim.
Date Published: April 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Road Traffic Accident Claims