Over 1 million people worldwide are killed each year as a result of a car accident. Part of the reason is down to the amount of congestion that is now on our roads.
The injuries that are sustained from car accidents can be highly severe, leaving you out of work and altering the way in which you live your daily life forever in some cases. The most common injury that occurs as a result of a car accident is whiplash. This injury affects the ligaments in your neck. However you won't feel any effect of whiplash until some time after the accident.
Although whiplash is a serious injury as it can cause a lot of discomfort and pain as well as restricting neck movement, it normally clears up within a few weeks.
The injuries sustained from a car accident depend on the severity of the car accident that you are involved in. You could damage the ligaments in your knee, which are vulnerable in a car accident. This could result in on going problems as your knee supports you whole body weight and damage to your knee could result in not just short term but long term problems such as cartilage damage making the knee become weaker.
The most serious injuries that can arise from a car accident are injuries to your head, brain and spinal cord. If you cause damage to your back which affects your spinal cord you run the risk of developing quadriplegia, loss of function in all four limbs, or paraplegia, loss of function in two limbs. This sort of injury will devastate your life and leave you out of work as well as facing mounting debt.
Injuries to your head/brain are just as devastating as brain damage is a possibility. Any injury that you receive as a result of a road traffic accident will seriously affect your life.
What to do if you have been involved in a car accident?
- If injuries are severe you need to seek medical help
- Write down the names, addresses and car registrations of any witness.
- Write down a description of the accident with a drawing
- Keep a note of miles used to visit hospital and doctors
- Keep all receipts which are expenses used since the accident but due to the accident
- Contact a personal injury lawyer
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