Auto accident injury advice to help you claim compensation
Injuries sustained in an auto accident vary in their severity depending on the type and seriousness of the particular auto accident. It’s important to get some expert auto accident injury advice to help you claim compensation.
Here we look at five common types of auto accident injury:
Whiplash injuries occur when the driver or passenger’s head and neck are thrown forcefully and suddenly forwards and backwards, causing the soft tissue and ligaments to be stretched beyond their normal range of movement. Whiplash injuries commonly occur during minor auto accidents.
Concussion can occur during the course of an auto accident when the driver or passenger hits his or her head on, for example, the interior frame of the car or the steering wheel. People who are thought to be suffering from concussion will require hospital treatment and careful monitoring.
- Broken bones
Breaking an arm or leg, for example, is a more serious auto accident injury. The victim will require hospital treatment and may require surgery to aid their recovery.
- Cuts and bruises
Cuts and bruises are commonly sustained during an auto accident. The severity of the cuts and bruises will depend on the force of the auto accident. It is likely that the victim will require urgent attention from paramedics at the scene of the accident to stop any heavy bleeding.
- Internal injuries
Internal injuries sustained in an auto accident may not be immediately apparent but can be very serious. Paramedics may suspect that a driver or passenger is suffering from internal injuries and will transport them quickly to the nearest Accident & Emergency department for urgent medical assessment and appropriate treatment.
Auto accident injury compensation
Accident Advice Helpline deal with every type of auto accident from minor rear end shunts to more serious head on collisions. If you have been injured in an auto accident which was caused by another driver’s negligence, Accident Advice Helpline can help you pursue a claim for compensation for the pain and suffering and have endured. You may also be able to claim for any ‘out-of-pocket’ expenses you have incurred as a direct result of the accident, such as loss of earnings, travel costs, prescription charges and treatment costs.
There are strict time limits for pursuing a claim for compensation following an auto accident and the general rule is that you have 3 years from the date of the accident in which to pursue a claim. So, call us as soon as you can on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 30th July 2013
Author: Jan Newell
Category: Transport accident claims