27 July 2011

Personal Injury

Until it happens to them, people do not realise exactly how a personal injury from a car accident can affect your life. Aspects such as your work, your family, and the quality of your life could be dramatically affected. Obviously, major injuries to your head and spine can be life changing, but even the reproductions minor injuries can have the same effects.

Some of the most common injuries the face car accident victims are:


Possibly the easiest injury to get from a car accident would be a bone fracture or breakage. This can happen to any bone in the body, and car range from a hairline fracture to a full breaking of the bone. This could take months of recovery for the worst of the factures with potentially many operations after the accident.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

When any force is exerted on the head, damaging the brain, this is known as Traumatic brain injury (TBI), and is usual the results of excessive acceleration or deceleration. The brain becomes deprived of oxygen, and if this were to continue for a prolonged amount of time, potentially irreversible damage will be caused to vital areas of the brain, or even death. These victims could then be in for a long process of rehabilitation therapy, leading on to a permanent carer for them.

Spinal Cord Injuries

The spinal cord is a very delicate part of the human body, and any sudden impact could seriously damage it. Whether the spine is only partially damaged, or severely damaged, the position of the impact could land the victim with a life changing disability.


Whereas fractures are probably the easiest injury to get from a car crash, whiplash is the most common one. This is caused by a sudden “jerk” of the neck, like a whip movement – hence the name, and is usually caused by a car impacting the rear of another. This was first seen as a minor injury, but it has the potential to be a permanent one, and for the victim, leading to limited mobility, as well as being very painful.

If any of the above has happened to you or someone you know, then it is vital that you see a doctor, and then your next port of call should be the solicitors to see if it is worth claiming compensation.

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