A car accident could range from a little knock at a very low speed in a car park to a high-speed impact on the road. In the case of the latter there is a greater chance of people being injured – and for those injuries to be more severe.
Spinal injuries in a car accident can occur quite easily when such an impact occurs. The body has to try and withstand an impact that could be many miles an hour. As you can imagine, no one would escape unscathed from such an accident unless they were very lucky.
Spinal injuries in a car accident are always serious, but the situation can mean people are left with serious injuries that will change their lives forever. While some will recover others will be left with lasting injuries they will have to learn to live with. If the accident that caused their injuries wasn’t their fault, it can be worse still to come to terms with.
Was it someone else’s fault?
When someone is considering a claim for compensation it is not enough to say the accident was not their fault. Someone else must be found to have been at fault for causing the accident to occur.
For example perhaps the other driver involved was speeding at the time they hit the other vehicle. Perhaps a driver wasn’t paying attention while driving and went through a red light, hitting a pedestrian or other car in the process.
In these cases there should be ample evidence to support a compensation claim. When someone suffers spinal injuries they will almost certainly be unable to work for a significant period of time. Some may never return to work. If they can get compensation it can solve many money worries associated with getting the best treatment and outlook.
A change in life
Anyone who has been in a serious car accident will say it is a life-changing experience, even if they survive with no lasting injuries. When there are injuries that can never fully be recovered from, it is even more difficult to recover mentally as well.
The right legal advice at an early stage can make all the difference. Call us at Accident Advice Helpline as soon as you can. The number is 0800 689 0500. It’s free to call and will never cost you a single penny either.
Date Published: July 12, 2015
Author: Rob Steen