Are you interested in personal injury claims in Latimer after a road traffic accident? Side impact crashes are some of the most devastating types of accidents on the road. Below are some of the kinds of injuries that people often suffer when they are in this type of crash.
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Flight glass as well as sharp metal shards and plastic often will deeply cut your face. Airbag deployment often can lead to facial burns and scalp burns. Here at Accident Advice Helpline we often see claims for broken arms, hands, wrists, and legs. The force of a side impact can often cave-in the door on the drivers side. Depending on where it’s located, this cave-in may fracture bones in the driver’s body, like the bones of their wrist, their hand, their leg, or their arm.
Ligaments, tendons and muscles often stretch far beyond their limits. Impacts which are more severe can often result in tears, particularly in the shoulder and neck area. That unnatural stretching and jolting of your neck and shoulders forwards and backwards or sideways is comparable to the effect of a whip. That’s why it’s called whiplash. If you’re in need of personal injury claims in Latimer, talk to Accident Advice today.
Other types of injuries
The joint of your hip often will take the brunt when a collision happens mid-door. This joint is often susceptible to fracture and socket dislocation. An impact can often violently turn your shoulders way past their intended radius. Since your rib cage is located near your chest area’s outer point, it’s very vulnerable to striking your torso, your steering column, or your steering wheel. Your clavicle bones in between your neck and your shoulder area are also very weak and prone to fractures.
One of the most common types of injuries in driver-side collations are back injuries. The impact force often ruptures this discs found around and in your spinal cord, often resulting in herniation of discs. The compression of your back downward towards your seat will exert tremendous pressure upon your spinal cord.
Collisions are able to tear your body’s internal organs away from the essential blood vessels. Sharp objects such as steering wheels and door handles often lacerate your kidneys, spleen, and liver. Such accidents are extremely unpleasant, so talk to us about personal injury claims in Latimer.
When there are no side airbags in the car, side impacts often will force the ear of the driver against the car’s window, crushing its outer flesh. When there’s a deployment of the side airbag, it will explode outwards against the face of the driver as well as their ear. This often will lacerate, burn, and puncture the driver’s eardrum
A human’s spinal cord is attached to their brain stem. Impacts are able to severely injure both the brain stem and the spinal cord. Sometimes, when this happens, it will sever a person’s spinal cord and this could result in the person becoming paralysed or even their death.
It’s a good idea to consider getting a solicitor if you’ve been in a crash. If you’re in need of personal injury claims in Latimer, give us a call on 0800 689 0500 from your landline or 0333 500 0993 if you would like some help with claiming and we will be glad to assist you.
Date Published: 29th October 2013
Author: David Brown