3 common injuries from road traffic accidents according to our solicitors in Pathhead
A road traffic accident is something people dread but rarely think about. For some reason, people tend to believe that it can’t happen to them. But accidents happen and sometimes it’s simply a matter of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. A drunk driver, brakes malfunction or a combination of road and weather conditions are just some of the most common reasons for road traffic accidents. According to solicitors Pathhead, a large percentage of the claims for compensation are a result of collisions on the road.
Even if no one likes to think about accidents, it’s good to know what some of the most common injuries you can suffer from road traffic accidents are.
A brain injury isn’t necessarily deadly and it doesn’t always mean permanent brain damage. TBI stands for traumatic brain injury and usually the most harmless type is a mild concussion, which typically goes away in a few weeks. There could be more serious consequences though. A brain trauma can impair your vision, memory, speech and other critical functions.
Remember to always claim for compensation no matter how big or small you think your injury is. The solicitors in Pathhead work on a no win no fee basis and can help you to easily make a claim.
Back and neck injuries
One of the most common injuries, if not the most common, that people suffer in road traffic accidents is whiplash. It usually occurs when someone hits your car from the back while it’s not moving, or it can happen if you’re involved in a head-on collision.
This can cause serious damage to the vertebrae and even paralyze you. Less serious back and neck injuries can become the reason for chronic pain.
Cars are pretty safe nowadays and the chances of your steering wheel hitting your chest are slim. But not all drivers put their seatbelts on and many old cars don’t even have airbags.
Even if you have working airbags and your seatbelt on, you can still suffer from fractured breastbone or ribs when involved in a road traffic accident.
Your legs, feet, arms and basically all parts of your body are at risk in a collision. If you have been injured in one which was not caused by you, don’t forget to call solicitors in Pathhead who will guide you through the process of claiming for compensation. To find out how much you can expect to receive you can use the Accident Advice Helpline 30 second test. They are also available on 0333 500 0993 or 0800 689 0500. You can reach them 24/7 or if you prefer to be contacted you can also text ‘CLAIM365’ to 88010.
Date Published: 7th September 2014
Author: David Brown