Can concussions be prevented in a car accident?
A concussion can be a very serious condition depending on how severe it is, what caused it and how quickly you are treated. Anything to do with your head and brain can cause serious complications and even death if it goes untreated, so you should treat a concussion with the seriousness that the condition deserves.
If you are involved in a Bournemouth car accident then it is quite likely that you will suffer a head injury of some description, including a concussion. You can also sustain a concussion through a fall, or being hit in the head in a fight or attack. Whether you have been involved in a serious Bournemouth car accident, or simply fallen over in the street, you should do your best to prevent a concussion, and deal with the situation straight away if it happens.
- Wear safety equipment. Concussions are very common in contact sports or any type of physical activity which involved contact with others or heights. When you are doing an activity which may cause injury, you should always wear the protective equipment which has been recommended or provided for you.
- Wear a seat belt. Concussions are also very common after a road accident, so make sure that you are wearing your seatbelt before you even start off in your car. Don’t forget to do this even if you are just going a little way, as even a minor car accident can cause a concussion if you aren’t taking the right precautions.
- Be careful after a concussion. You are more likely to sustain a serious concussion or other brain injury after you have already had one. This means that you should avoid any dangerous activities or risky behaviour in the weeks and months following a concussion, to prevent another one happening during this time.
How to claim compensation after a Bournemouth car accident
If you have been involved in a Bournemouth car accident and feel that your accident was the fault of someone else, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries. The best way to make a successful compensation claim is to speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer, who will be able to work with you on a 100% no win no fee* basis, and also knows the law better than you so that they can put together a strong case which has a better chance of being successful.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the friendly, helpful team about your accident, and find out whether or not you are in a good position to make a claim, so that you can start the claims process as quickly as possible.