After his son suffered horrific injuries in a speed-related accident, a father has spoken out about what happened. The news comes as police launch new schemes to crack down on motorists using their mobile phones, speeding and failing to wear seatbelts.
The father, who doesn’t want to be named, said his son suffered ‘horrendous injuries’ after travelling as the passenger in the front seat of a car. He went on, “He died three times at the scene of the accident. He had to be cut from the car. He was not recognisable as our son because his head had swollen probably three times the size of a normal head and I had to leave hospital two days later to come home and get a photograph of him to remind me what he actually looked like.”
Despite wearing a seatbelt, the injuries suffered by the youngster in the speed-related accident were life-threatening and the family expected their son to die. But against all odds, he survived after seven weeks recovering in intensive care. When he left hospital, an intense period of rehabilitation began and he was wheelchair bound, unable to speak, eat, wash or dress himself. Today he can walk with the aid of a stick but continues to suffer from short-term memory loss, mood swings and poor eyesight. The accident has changed his life and the life of his family forever.
Speed-related accident injuries
When someone you love is injured in a car accident, it is a traumatic and upsetting time. Whether their injuries are minor, such as whiplash and cuts and bruises, or life-threatening, as in the story above, families are left reeling, wondering who is to blame for the accident. Whilst in some cases nobody may be to blame, speeding driver or drivers using their mobile phones at the wheel account for many accidents on the UK’s roads. If somebody in your family has been injured as a result of a careless driver, claiming compensation could be an option, and the only way to find out if you could claim is to contact a personal injury lawyer.
Claiming compensation for your injuries
If you’d like to find out more about claiming compensation for your injuries, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today. You can call our freephone helpline day or night as we’re open 24/7, and because we work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, there are no nasty upfront fees to worry about. Our team has been helping customers claim the compensation they deserve since 2000, and we specialise in personal injury law, so you know you’ll receive a professional service. Call us today – we’re waiting to hear from you.
Source: BBC News
Date Published: September 16, 2014
Author: David Brown