Unfortunately, road traffic accidents account for the majority of injuries on the roads, and at some time or another most of us will be involved in one of these types of accidents. The number and severity of people injured in road traffic accidents may depend on the types, speeds and conditions of vehicles involved in the collision.
If you have sustained a head injury as the result of an Elgin car accident which was caused through no fault of your own within the last three years, then you may be legally entitled to pursue a personal injury compensation claim for your injury.
Sustaining a head injury may be a serious trauma with unpredictable outcomes. Any injury to the head or neck can damage the nervous system and spinal column, resulting in nerve damage and even paralysis. A head injury must be investigated by a medical practitioner as soon as possible following an injury occurring. Head injuries can become serious very quickly and a casualty may deteriorate without prior warning. If a casualty of an Elgin car accident is unconscious at the scene of the accident, then it is important that the emergency services are notified and attend as soon as possible.
A serious head injury
Head injuries are monitored and categorised using a universal scale known as the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS). This is an index which records the casualty’s response to instructions, stimuli and their level of consciousness. An unconscious casualty who responds poorly to instructions will rate a lower score than a conscious, alert casualty with a bump to the head. However, a casualty may deteriorate on their way to hospital and this score can thus change rapidly.
Serious head injuries are diagnosed using sophisticated MRI or CT scans, which can pinpoint the exact location of a bleed, blood clot or swelling in the brain. This can assist with deciding on an appropriate treatment programme to monitor the situation closely. In urgent cases, surgical intervention may be required to remove a blood clot, in order to reduce swelling and avoid potential brain damage developing.
Make your Elgin car accident claim count
If you have been the victim of a head injury caused as a result of an car accident that wasn’t your fault within the last three years, then you may be wondering whether or not you are eligible to pursue personal injury compensation for your injury.
To find out more reliable and relevant no-obligation advice, just call the helpful team at Accident Advice Helpline to establish your eligibility to make a no win no fee* personal injury compensation claim for your Elgin car accident. Our team of experienced advisers will answer your call and inform you of your legal rights to claim personal injury compensation over the phone.
To discuss your accident in more detail with one of our expert advisers dial 0800 689 0500 from your land line, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile now.
Date Published: 27th June 2014