When people set off for where they need to go, whether that be work, take the kids to school, shopping or may be for a day out, they do not expect to be involved in a road traffic accident that was not their own fault, either on the way or way back. But this happens all the time, and innocent victims get injured every day. If their injuries needed the attention of a medical professional, and the accident happened within the last three years, they are entitled to compensation, and Canterbury car accident claims are the way to get this.
Brain injuries and Canterbury car accident claims
One of the more serious injuries to be caused by a road traffic accident is to the brain. Even the mildest of the, concussion can have long term affects on the victim, but the more severe ones can change the life of the victim and those close to them.
The brain controls every little thing we do, even the things we are not aware of are controlled by our brain. It is normally well protected by our skull, but can be damaged, and depending on what the damage is, can start sending the wrong messages to various parts of our body, or stop sending messages altogether.
Our brain is amazing, but if it cannot function properly, the effects on the victim can be devastating, some of them having to spend the rest of their life in a care home or hospital because of needing 24 hour care.
If the victim is in a vegetative state for instance, for their family it can be like living in limbo. It can feel like they have lost their loved one, but they will not be able to grieve, and can have years of visits where all they can do is see the victim, lying in bed, possibly with feeding tubes and other equipment that helps keep them alive.
Each and every visit can be heart breaking, and if someone else has caused this utter devastation for a family, they should be made to pay for it. The family will want their loved one to have the best possible care, and everything they need to keep them as comfortable as possible.
If someone close to you has been injured in this way, you will soon realise just how expensive this can be, and the compensation from Canterbury car accident claims can help ease the financial burden.
Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline on behalf of your brain injured loved one
The very nature of this type of injury, even the milder ones, can mean that the victim is no longer able to look after their own affairs, but they should not lose out on the compensation they are entitled to because of this. A family member, or someone else close to them should get in touch with us on their behalf to start their Canterbury car accident claims. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 19th November 2014