Among the most common car crash injuries in West Sussex are those that affect the torso and upper body, specifically the spine, neck and head. These injuries are often (but not always) particularly serious as they are parts of the body where there are the most vital nerves that control our movements. Talk to us today if you need expert claims advice in West Sussex.
All over the region drivers of varying degrees of experience, and their passengers, are hurt on the roads in accidents that they could do nothing about due to the actions of other road users.
Driver errors, such as misjudging the size of a gap or the speed of an oncoming vehicle, are the most common cause of accidents on British roads and it’s no different in West Sussex.
Despite the changes to motoring laws and the road safety initiatives put in place by councils, local partnerships, the police and even the Government; many motorists are still making costly mistakes that lead to serious car crash injuries in West Sussex that all could have been avoided if the regulations and laws had been followed.
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As mentioned already, injuries to the spine, neck and head are particularly common.
This is because the sheer impact of some of the collisions throw the victim’s body around the car, van or lorry to such a degree that their body parts hit the doors, dashboard, windscreen and other parts of the vehicle despite the best efforts of the safety features (such as the airbags).
When the head comes into contact with parts such as the door pillars or even the windscreen, it can cause serious internal injuries such as concussion, fractures to the skull or even brain damage in some extreme instances; all of which will require urgent medical attention.
Whiplash is a common problem in the neck, caused when the head is thrown forwards upon impact and the muscles in the neck, shoulders and back are then strained. This can result in weeks, or even months of pain in the neck which can mean significant discomfort for the victim.
These types of injuries all require urgent treatment and may also result in a lengthy stay in hospital, followed by weeks or even several months worth of physiotherapy and rehabilitation to restore the full movement (if that is even possible, depending on the severity of the damage).
All of which can make the incident even more distressing for an innocent road user caught out by a mistake or the actions of an irresponsible motorist
Claiming for compensation
At Accident Advice Helpline we handle hundreds of compensation claims from people just like you who have sustained similar injuries on the roads.
Innocent motorists who have been hurt, to varying degrees, might be entitled to make a no-win no-fee claim for their injuries, and you can find out if you meet our criteria by taking the 30-second test on our website.
If you are eligible then you will be assigned with your own personal injury lawyer who will use all of their expertise to provide you with the best possible legal representation.
To find out more information, or to speak with one of our team, call now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0992 from a mobile phone and get expert claims advice in West Sussex.
Date Published: 27th July 2015
Author: David Brown