Injuries to the brain can have awful consequences for the victim and their close ones, life will never be the same again for any of them. There are many ways they could have sustained a brain injury, a Redbridge car accident being just one of them.
If the Redbridge car accident was caused by someone else, the victim may be entitled to compensation. To find out for certain, a family member should speak to Accident Advice Helpline, to get their free advice on how to proceed with your personal injury claim.
A Redbridge car accident may mean you need help
A brain injury may have left the victim incapable of dealing with a personal injury claim, or anything else. It could be that you can no lover carry out every day tasks for yourself, let alone be dealing with lawyers. You are still entitled to your compensation though, and it could be needed more now than ever. One of your family should contact us, and we will deal with them to make sure a compensation claim is made on your behalf.
The numerous brain injuries that you could sustain include:
- Concussion, the mildest form of brain injury
- Closed head injury is where there is an impact to the skull, but nothing is broken
- Penetrating head injury happens when an object fractures the skull and enters the brain
- Brain confusion is caused by the brain becoming bruised or swollen when the skull is cracked or broken
- Diffuse brain injury is where the head has been shaken around and the brain has knocked against the skull. This can cause injuries in several parts of the brain.
- Bleeding between the skull and the brain
Any type of brain injury that you suffer means that you need to seek out medical attention straight away. After you have done that and if you are able, you should consider making an injury claim for the injuries that you have suffered as the result of the accident that wasn’t your fault.
After a brain injury, there are lots of effects that the victim and family may have to deal with, for example:
- A total loss of or altered speech
- The attention span shortens
- They find it hard to concentrate
- Their memory can be affected
- Speed of thought
- The way they react emotionally can change dramatically
- General behaviour changes
- Weakness or paralysis
- Difficulty with balancing
- Difficulty walking
- A lack of co-ordination
- They senses of smell taste and touch can change
- They can become very anxious and get depressed easily
- They can have problems with understanding or comprehending situations or what is being said to them
Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline fully understand the trauma these type of injuries cause, not just for the victim, but for the family as well. We will help everyone cope with this process, as we need to make sure the victim does not lose out because of their lack of capabilities.
Call them on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500 from a landline or dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and don’t worry about financing the claim. We operate on a no win no fee* basis, so no money is needed to start the claim.
Date Published: 10th June 2014