The worst type of Oldbury car accident is a head-on collision. These types of accidents nearly always result in serious or fatal injuries.
The nature of impact speeds in head-on collisions
Whatever the speed of any vehicle involved in a head-on collision, you can generally double it on account of the fact that the real speed is the cumulative speed at which the two vehicles are coming together. So, for example, a head-on collision between two cars travelling at 70 mph is more like one vehicle driving into a brick wall at 140 mph. The results of such an accident can be catastrophic.
The severity of head-on collision accident injuries
Because of the way in which cars are constructed, there is a lot of metal that is going to be compressed on impact. This invariably means that anybody inside the vehicle is not only going to suffer impact trauma, but crush trauma as well. Typical injuries include head, brain, and neck injuries, broken bones, and also limbs damaged beyond repair, which may require amputation.
Who is to blame?
If the injury you suffered as a result of an oncoming car accident is someone else’s fault, you will be able to claim financial compensation. The more serious the injury, the more compensation you will be due, and of course this will have to take into account any potential loss of earnings that you may suffer as a result of your injuries.
The amount of compensation
The amount of compensation awarded for any type of personal injury varies enormously, anywhere from approximately £600 to over £185,000, or even more. You can find out approximately how much compensation you might be awarded by going to the Accident Advice Helpline website and making use of our compensation calculator.
All you need do is to answer four simple questions with regard to the nature and severity of your injury, and who was responsible for the incident, and you will be given an estimate of the amount of compensation your type of injury is normally awarded. The whole process only takes 30 seconds from start to finish.
Additional expenses and loss of earnings
In terms of any additional expenses you may incur, in terms of having to get special treatment or any potential loss of earnings you could suffer, these will not be included in this estimate, but would instead be taken up by the specialist injury claim lawyer allocated to your case.
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Date Published: 27th June 2014
Author: David Brown