Keep your head whilst making your personal injury car accident claim in Central Bedfordshire
Head injuries can be life threatening and many casualties of road traffic accidents may be diagnosed with a trauma to the head or neck. Head injuries are particularly difficult to diagnose and treat as the victim may deteriorate rapidly.
Any injury that is sustained to the head or neck should always be investigated as soon as possible to rule out neural damage or damage to the spinal cord. Any loss of consciousness or nausea should be reported to medical practitioners to ensure that the casualty is monitored closely, so that any changes in their condition can be responded to rapidly.
Diagnosing head injuries
Head injuries are usually evident at the scene of a road traffic accident. In fact, the casualty may have suffered a loss of consciousness on impact, appear disorientated or have a visible trauma to the head or neck causing lacerations and swelling.
The paramedics who attend the scene will prioritise the casualties and any injured person suffering from an evident head injury will be examined rapidly. Any medical practitioners who examine the casualty will use a universal scale to indicate the severity of a head injury called the Glasgow Coma Scale or GCS. This index provides information about the casualty such as their level of consciousness, their response to stimuli and their response to verbal instructions.
A low score of 3 or less indicates a severe head injury which will need urgent medical intervention.
Making your car accident claim in Central Bedfordshire
To find out if you are eligible to make your car accident claim in Central Bedfordshire, just call the reputable team of advisors at Accident Advice Helpline. Our team of capable and friendly advisers can ensure that you can be given reliable and relevant advice that is specific to your individual circumstances.
You can ask any questions that you have on your mind and our team of knowledgeable advisers can answer them whilst you are on the phone. This means that you can gain valuable peace of mind and as a result be clearer about the options that are available to you.
Your car accident claim in Central Bedfordshire is in your hands. Don’t delay! Call our telephone helpline and instruct our team of professional injury solicitors to handle all aspects of your car accident claim in Central Bedfordshire on your behalf. Your car accident claims in Central Bedfordshire will be processed on an individual no-win, no-fee* basis, leaving you to concentrate on overcoming your head injury.
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