What are the most common Milton Keynes car accident injuries?
Thousands of people are injured every year in car related accidents. Injuries resulting from a Milton Keynes car accident vary with the individual circumstances of each collision, but there are some types of injuries that are more common than others. Some car accident injuries may be resolved immediately without any medical treatment needed, while others can be life-changers or career ending injuries. The severity of the injuries suffered by both drivers and passengers involved in car accident depend on the following factors:
- Was there a seat belt in use?
- How was the person or car hit, from the rear, front or side?
- Was it a low speed or high speed collision?
- Was the car equipped with airbags?
- Was the driver facing straight ahead or was their head or body turned in a different direction?
There are two main categories of injuries caused in road traffic accidents:
- Impact injuries – when the victim’s body hit some part of the car’s interior or exterior
- Penetrating injuries – normally cuts and scrapes from shattering glass or loose objects flying around the car on impact
Soft tissue injuries are the most common type of injury in a Milton Keynes car accident. This is where damage is inflicted onto the body’s connective tissues, like muscles, ligaments and tendons. A good example of this is a whiplash injury. Scrapes and cuts from objects flying on impact, like GPS systems, mobile phones, house keys and books are also common. Head injuries are also common and vary greatly in severity. Minor chest injuries in the form of contusions or bruises, to much more severe cases such as broken rib cages, internal injuries and arm and leg injuries.
Often, when people are involved in a Milton Keynes car accident that seems ‘minor’, many injury symptoms are not noticeable immediately. This is because most car accidents will create a heightened level of adrenaline and endorphins, meaning pain can get suppressed until your body calms down to a more natural state. It doesn’t mean that you are fine! That is why you need to get checked by a trained medical physician however minor your injury is, because should symptoms start showing up, you will have medical documents indicating the root cause of your suspected injury.
Making a claim for a Milton Keynes car accident with Accident Advice Helpline
Now, armed with your medical report, it’s time to talk to Accident Advice Helpline’s personal injury solicitors for legal advice on how to start your personal injury compensation claim for a Milton Keynes car accident.
Call us now on our freephone number: 0800 689 0500. Or ring us on: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 16th June 2014