Have you been in a car accident recently? Was you not even the driver, merely the passenger, a cyclist or a pedestrian that has been affected by injury after an incident involving a car? A sudden jolt can cause injury all over the body after being involved in a car accident. Most commonly the injuries are caused to the neck, such as whiplash, but injuries can be caused all over the body such as broken bones, brain & head injuries, and internal bleeding.
Reckless driving is one of the UK’s most common faults that causes injury in which a driver is unable to handle a vehicle due to being intoxicated, or they are speeding, driving whilst tired, using their mobile phone or are just generally unaware of what is happening around them. Drivers are not always at fault though as poor road conditions can cause a driver to lose control of their vehicle, such as potholes in the road surface, and you may have a case against the Highways Agency. Faulty traffic lights can also result in a car accident.
Procedures are put in place for safe driving but not everybody follows the rules, drivers or not, and this commonly results in an injury due to an accident involving a car.
Have you suffered any of these car crash injuries?
Possibly the most common injury in a car accident with injuries such as whiplash and neck strains, which are claimed for every day in the UK. Even the slightest of bumps can cause the neck to jolt resulting in an injury to the neck that can become very uncomfortable for the sufferer.
Many back injuries can become chronic, and as a result, the sufferer can lead a life in pain & discomfort. The impact of the accident can cause strains & sprains and even more serious back injuries such as lumbar spine injury.
A car accident could result in a person receiving facial injuries such as scarring, broken nose, broken cheek bones, broken jaw, blindness, and dental injuries, all of which could cause disfigurement leading on to depression due to psychological reasons.
A person involved in a car accident can suffer from psychological problems due to the trauma caused by injury. Disfigurement, for instance, can lead to depression, which itself is an illness which is very hard to overcome. An accident caused by a car, whether inside or out, can install fear into those involved, which can have an impact on everyday life as you develop a phobia of driving or travelling on the roads again. A driving phobia could emerge as the person involved in the car accident could witness flashbacks of the incident and are unable to sleep.
Even though less likely to happen than whiplash, it does happen and is an injury which is much worse than many other types of injury caused by a car accident. A person who has suffered a brain injury is more likely to need long-term care and will possibly be unable to ever work again. Some people do make a full recovery from a brain injury but the road to recovery is a long one and needs careful treatment. Injuries to the brain can lead to problems later in life and increases the risk of other types of conditions such as a stroke, epilepsy, neurological dysfunction, and aneurysms. Brain injuries can also result in a loss of speech, movement and most, unfortunately, could become mentally handicapped. This not only affects the life of the person involved in the accident but also their family and friends who work around the clock to care for their loved one.
Tylers is waiting for to help you with your car injury
If you have been involved in a car accident then you may be eligible for a compensation claim. Tylers Solicitors can help you through your claims process and are on hand to give you the best advice possible about your case. Tylers Solicitors work on a no win, no fee basis. Call Tylers today on (freephone): 0800 699 0079 to see if you can make a claim today.