Making your brain injury claim following a car accident
People who have suffered a brain injury in a car accident that was not their fault are in a very different position compared to people who have suffered a less serious injury. Their experience of making a personal injury claim can be markedly different from someone who has suffered a moderate whiplash. Here are some more details.
The science of brain injury cases
Suffering a brain injury in a car accident can be a very distressing and confusing experience. Some people will actually be unconscious at the scene of the accident and will be taken by ambulance to the nearest Accident and Emergency Department. There, they will be assessed and the extent of their brain injury will be recorded – this will dictate the sort of treatment that they go on to receive.
In some brain injuries the best course of action is to just wait and watch. The brain is sometimes able to repair itself although this can take some time. Other people who have suffered a brain injury in a car accident will require some sort of brain surgery. This may involve opening up a part of the skull to relieve the pressure on one part of the brain. Following the surgery, the person who suffered the brain injury in a car accident may need to stay in intensive care for some time. This allows the brain to gradually heal whilst the rest of the body is supported by drugs and medical equipment.
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that can help with making your brain injury claim following a car accident if the accident was caused by someone else. You can contact them on a 24/7 hotline to find out more.
The personal injury experience of people who suffered whiplash in a car accident
Suffering whiplash in a car accident is not as serious as a brain injury but can also be very upsetting and painful. You are more likely to be able to deal with things at the scene of the accident yourself and this can be an advantage. You will be able to make sure that you have the registration number and contact details of the person who caused the car accident as well as the contact details of anyone else who witnessed the accident. This could be other drivers or passers-by. When you get home and contact Accident Advice Helpline to get your personal injury claim started, this information will be very useful indeed. Your Accident Advice Helpline personal injury lawyer will use the information to show who was at fault for the accident. If you have a chance to take any photographs then these can be very useful as well.
Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim for compensation.
Date Published: 5th September 2014
Author: Sharon Parry