Car and road accident injuries compensation
Car and road accidents can involve some serious personal injuries and can result in significant financial expense. If you have been involved in a car accident or any other road accident that wasn't your fault, then we can help you pursue compensation for your personal injuries. Any personal injury that you suffer from due to a car accident or road accident that was not your fault will mean that you are able to claim compensation for your personal injuries. However, even if you were partly at fault for the accident, you may still be able to claim compensation for your injuries. We cover all types of injuries from car crashes and injuries such a whiplash to pedestrian accidents, motorbikes and bicycles.
If you have been injured in any way in a road accident and would like to know whether you can make a claim for compensation, then we can help you at absolutely no cost to you! We offer a free enquiry service where we will assess your case and put you in touch with compensation legal specialists who will advise you of your compensation entitlements. You could be entitled to substantial compensation for your road accident.
There is no obligation and our service is completely free, so why not complete our FREE online Injuries Compensation Enquiry Form.
Causes of road traffic accident claims include:
- Collision with another vehicle such as a car
- Collision with cyclists
- Collision with motorcyclists
- Falls from trying to avoid a vehicle
- Falls from hitting a defect in the road
- Pedestrian being hit by a vehicle
- Road traffic accidents can result in personal injuries from cuts and bruises or minor whiplash to serious knee injury, muscle injury, brain injury or spinal injury.
In most road traffic accident claims, the insurance company of the person who was at fault pays compensation. Even in the case of an uninsured or 'hit and run' driver it is possible to claim personal injury compensation through government organisations established to compensate the victims of negligent, uninsured or untraced motorists.
In car accidents and road traffic accidents, injuries can occur to all parts of the human body, both internal and external.
Some of the most common injuries include:
- Whiplash Injuries
- Spine Injuries
- Back Injuries
- Head & Brain Injuries
- Other Personal Injuries
- Whiplash Injuries
Whiplash is most commonly caused by car accidents, but also triggered by a range of other incidents and occurs when the soft tissue in the spine is strained and stretched as a result of the body being thrown forwards in a sudden and forceful jerking motion.
Using a car crash as an example, being hit from behind would send the body forward whilst the head is thrown backwards. The force of the movement is beyond what nature built the body to endure, and so the muscles and the ligaments around the neck are likely to get abnormally stretched. The doctors would describe this as the hyperextension part of the injury.
The hyperflexion bit occurs when the head is then thrown forwards because the brakes have been instinctively slammed or the car has come to a crunching halt against another vehicle. This is likely to cause the neck to over-bend to such an extent that the chin strikes the chest, compounding the damage that has already been done.
This whole process usually takes place within less than a second, yet can cause weeks, months, or, in severe cases, even years of agonizing pain and unnecessary hassle.
It is possible to recover fairly quickly from whiplash injury, however, it is also possible to develop chronic conditions as a result of the whiplash, that may stay with you for the rest of your life. It is imperative, therefore, that anybody suffering any of the following symptoms in the days after a car crash seeks medical advice immediately. And remember, even accidents at low speeds can result in whiplash, so it’s best to get yourself checked out if you’re experiencing any of the following conditions and symptoms:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Blurred vision
- Lower back pain
- Shoulder pain
- Numbness or pain in the arm or hand
- Concentration difficulties
- Ringing in the ears
If you do find that you’ve been left with whiplash as the result of an accident that wasn’t your fault, you could be well within your rights to make a compensation claim. You may be entitled to money to recompense you for any pain and suffering that you’ve been forced to endure, as well as reimbursement for loss of earnings and medical expenses.
To find out what compensation you could receive for your personal injuries please complete our no obligation, FREE online Injuries Compensation Enquiry Form.
Spine injuries arising from car accidents and motor accidents, are a life changing event and if the injury was sustained in a non fault accident you are rightfully entitled to claim personal injury compensation. When deciding to make a claim for personal injury compensation, it is important to ensure all your care needs and medical expenses and costs are met and the maximum amount of compensation is obtained for your future needs. By completing our FREE online Injuries Compensation Enquiry Form we will put you in contact with compensation legal specialists who will provide you with all the help and guidance you need to be able to successfully pursue the maximum compensation you are entitled to – at no cost to you.
There are two types of spinal cord injury - complete and incomplete. A complete spinal cord injury is one that at the point of injury has totally cut the passage of signals between the brain and the body. There is no function below the level of the injury - no sensation and no voluntary movement. Both sides of the body are equally affected. A person with an incomplete injury may be able to move one limb more than another, be able to feel parts of the body that cannot be moved, or may have more functioning on one side of the body than the other. With the advances in acute treatment of spinal cord injury, incomplete injuries are becoming more common.
If you (or someone you know) have suffered a spinal cord injury or back injury in a car accident or any other type of accident that was not your fault, we can help you claim compensation for your injury and the pain and suffering it has caused. To find out what compensation you could receive for your personal injuries please complete our no obligation, FREE online Injuries Compensation Enquiry Form.
One of the most common types of accident resulting in a back injury is a car accident. A back injury can result the neck damage following a whiplash injury can include back and shoulder pain. A back injury can cause damage to discs, nerves, or muscles resulting in varying levels of discomfort, pain or disability depending on the severity of the injury.
There are many different medical costs and treatment expenses incurred as a result of back injuries. Some of these include: expenses for medical attention, pain relief, medicine, physical therapies (e.g. physiotherapy), surgery, retraining, physical aids, rehabilitation services and counselling.
If you (or someone you know) have suffered a back injury in a car accident or any other type of road accident that was not your fault, then we can help you pursue compensation for your personal injury and the pain and suffering it has caused. To find out what compensation you could receive for your personal injuries please complete our no obligation, FREE online Injuries Compensation Enquiry Form.
Head & Brain Injuries
Head injury and brain injury accidents are usually a life altering event for both the person involved and their family. Each year thousands of people suffer from a head injury or brain injury as a result of a car accident, car crash or road traffic accident, and many of which result in a permanent disability.
Head injury, brain injury or any injury involving some type of blow to the head, is one of the most common types of injury following an accident. A head injury can range from relatively minor damage to the scalp and face, such as cuts and bruising, to more serious consequences involving damage to the brain.
In the case of a serious head injury or brain injury it can be many years for the full effect of the injury to be known. Unlike other injuries, brain injury can have a devastating impact on a person’s life - understanding and coping with the effects can be difficult for the individual and their loved ones and can put enormous pressure on the family and people around them.
It is important that any permanent or future problems that are likely to result from a head injury or brain injury are properly identified and that you receive the best possible award for your personal injuries compensation claim.
If you (or someone you know) have suffered a head injury or brain injury in a car accident or any other type of accident that was not your fault, we can help you pursue a successful claim for personal injuries compensation. All you have to do is complete our FREE online Injuries Compensation Enquiry Form and we will have your matter assessed by compensation legal specialists – absolutely free of charge and at no cost to you.
Regardless of the circumstances in which your injury occurred it is essential for you to seek specialist advice in order to ensure that all the issues relating to your care and assistance in the future are considered as part of your accident compensation claim.
Key considerations for a serious head injury or brain injury claim:
- Rehabilitation and treatment costs
- Adaptations to your home or the purchase of a new home
- Current and future care and case management need
- Future employment and possible retraining
- Specialised equipment including transport and wheelchairs
Loss of consciousness, even for a brief moment, is one of the clearest indications that the brain may have been affected by a blow to the head. Other indicators of injury to the brain are where a person displays a confused state of mind, involving uncertainty about time, date, and location and/or a period of memory loss for the events surrounding the head injury or brain injury. Any of these symptoms following a blow to the head should be taken seriously.
Symptoms that would cause concern after a head injury can include:
A bad headache that gets worse or doesn't go away within four to six hours after the head injury occurred
Drowsiness; especially if it lasts for more than two hours, or if the person is difficult to wake up. A certain amount of drowsiness is very common after a head injury, especially in young children
Confusion and disorientation
Feeling or actually being sick is common following a head injury, but if it is persistent or appears to be getting worse, it could be serious.
If you (or someone you know) have suffered a head injury or brain injury in a car accident or any other type of accident that was not your fault, we can help you claim compensation for the pain and suffering it has caused.
Find out how we can help you successfully pursue a personal injury claim for your brain injury by completing our FREE online Injuries Compensation Enquiry Form.
Other Personal Injuries
Car accident and personal injury compensation claims can often involve complicated injuries which can have a major impact on the injured person’s life. If you, or a member of your family, have sustained a personal injury from a car accident that was not your fault, you are probably entitled to personal injury compensation.
Some other common personal injury claims arising from car accidents and road accidents include neck injury and shoulder injury.
Neck pain can range from mild discomfort to a severe and excruciating pain. A common cause of neck injury is a car accident in which a sudden acceleration of the head, caused by a high speed impact, results in the tearing of muscles, ligaments, and other soft-tissues.
The common symptoms of a neck injury include:
- Painful and stiff neck muscles
- Numbness or tingling in the shoulders, arms and hands
- Sudden and intense pain can cause irregular neck posture, making the head to roll to one side.
The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body. However, it is an unstable joint because of the range of motion allowed. A common cause of a shoulder injury is a car accident which disrupts the soft tissues that protect the shoulder socket. The shoulder is vulnerable to injury because the ball of the upper arm is larger than the shoulder socket that holds it. To remain stable, the shoulder must be anchored by its muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, car accident or other road accident and suffered personal injury - either as a driver, pedestrian, motorcycle rider or cyclist - you may be entitled to a personal injury compensation claim and any other losses if someone else was at fault.
If you have been injured in a car accident or road accident, then you may be entitled to significant compensation. To find out what compensation you could receive for your personal injuries please complete our no obligation, FREE online Injuries Compensation Enquiry Form.
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