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Top 5 Serious Injuries From Road Traffic Accidents

Experiencing Serious Injuries from a Road Traffic accident can be extremely traumatising and stressful, leading to long- and short-term injuries. If you have been involved in a Road Traffic Accident and suffered injuries from it; we highly advise that you contact one of our experienced solicitors.

Head Injuries

Head Injuries are commonly caused by Road Traffic Accidents. Symptoms of head injuries can be mild to severe either way; they can have long term impacts on your daily life. Head injuries can cause bruising, bleeding or severe swelling of the brain.

Brain Injuries

The most common type of brain injury is a traumatic brain injury (TBI), which is when a sudden traumatic impact damages the brain; and it is one of the most common causes of disability and death in adults.

There are two different types of TBI:

Closed Brain Injury: Occurs when the head is hit, causing it to go rapidly forwards, backwards or to the side. This results in the bruising or the tearing of blood tissue or vessels. This also means that the skull isn’t broken and the brain isn’t injured by penetration. Closed Brain Injuries are commonly caused by Road Traffic Accidents.

Penetrating Brain Injury: occurs when the brain is injured when the skull is penetrated, usually by an object.

Possible Complications from Brain Injuries

Cognitive issues such as:

  • Coma.
  • Confusion.
  • Problems with balance.
  • Problems with judgement.
  • Decreased awareness.

Movement issues such as:

  • Paralysis.
  • Weakness.
  • Loss of balance.
  • Poor coordination.
  • Changes in hearing, vision, taste and smell.
  • Touch and vision problems.

The list of side effects from a traumatic brain injury can be never-ending, to find out more about TBI visit the Hopkins Medicine Website.

Neck Injuries

Neck injuries are very commonly caused by road traffic accidents. There is a range of serious injuries you can experience in your neck after being in a road traffic accident.

Vertebral fracture: Occurs if you have been involved in a road traffic accident. These injuries are very serious, meaning you can experience long term issues from it like paralysis. They can be even life-threatening.

Spinal Cord Injury

If you experience an injury of the neck you can experience a spinal cord injury too. These are extremely serious as the spinal cord is a very important part of the human body, it carries messages from the brain to the rest of the body. If any part of the spinal cord is damaged, it can lead to disruption of the transmission of messages across the body. These can lead to partial or full paralysis and can even be fatal.

Facial Injuries

Like all injuries, facial injuries can be internal or external. To many road traffic accident victims, facial injuries can be one of the most traumatic ones to experience. Facial injuries don’t only cause issues to the health but can have a big impact on someone’s mental wellbeing and confidence. There is a range of facial injuries that individuals can experience, varying from cuts and grazes to facial fractures.

A dislocated jaw is probably the most feared one of all facial injuries. Not only it is extremely painful but can have long term health problems for anyone who has had to experience it. This happens when the lower jawbone is pulled apart from one or both joints connecting to the base.

How we can help

If you experienced serious injuries from a road traffic accident, we highly advise you to contact one of our experienced solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side now. We will provide you with excellent and professional service and we will make sure you come out with the highest compensation for your case. To talk more about your claim, contact one of our solicitors now for a free consultation. If you would like to find out more about road traffic accidents and how to make a claim, visit our Road Traffic Accidents Page.

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