Road traffic accidents do not just involve cars, there are many other types of motor vehicles on our roads, as well as cyclists and pedestrians. They can all be involved in accidents that were not their own fault and anyone of them could make a personal injury claim in Kirklees if their injuries were bad enough for them to seek medical attention.
Different types of vehicles tend to cause different types of accidents and injuries and there are some instances where if the two meet in a collision, one of them stands very little chance of survival. A cyclist involved in a collision with a bus or a HGV, for instance, is more likely to lose their life and at the very least sustain very serious injuries.
There are all sorts of statistics about road traffic accidents, but none of them really matter if you are the innocent victim whose life is totally altered because of the negligence or recklessness of someone else.
The ways victims’ lives are changed and how a personal injury claim in Kirklees can help them
Some injuries are so serious that the life of the victim and those close to them are changed forever, such injuries as:
- Brain injuries – Even the mildest of brain injuries, concussion, can affect the memory of a victim and leave them with impaired vision as well as the headaches it is well known for. But other brain injuries can be much more serious, and the victim can need 24 hour care. If the family feel they are able to cope with the victim at home, it can be like having a stranger in the house, depending on what part of the brain has been damaged, their character can change completely.
- Loss of limbs – this can be devastating for the victim, to suddenly be short of one or more of their limbs. Although there are false limbs available, they are not suitable for everyone and the victim can find himself or herself confined to a wheelchair. This could mean their home is not suitable, and it could need adapting, or they might have to move elsewhere.
- Broken bones – this does not sound like a serious injury but what if the broken bone is part of your spine and causes damage to the spinal cord, you could be paralysed because of it.
These are just three examples of the serious injuries that can happen in road traffic accidents, for which innocent victims can make a personal injury claim in Kirklees, as this can help cover the costs of the life changes that have to be made..
Making your personal injury claim in Kirklees with Accident Advice Helpline
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Date Published: 21st October 2014