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Each and every car accident we deal with here at Canter Levin & Berg is unique. However, over time our road accident solicitors have identified certain patterns when dealing with car accident claims. These patterns could be certain types of accident that occur more frequently than others or certain types of road junction that seem more prone to accidents.
We also see patterns when it comes to the types of injuries suffered by people making car accident injury claims. Here we’ve decided to take a look at some common injuries suffered by people in car accidents, what causes those injuries, the prognosis and also the typical range of compensation you might expect to receive if you suffered a similar injury in a car accident where you were not to blame.
Whiplash is a term used to describe neck injuries caused by sudden movements of the head, such as those experienced in a car accident. These sudden movements, which can move your head rapidly forwards, backwards or from side to side, over-extend the ligaments and tendons in your neck, causing them to become damaged.
This damage to the soft tissues in your neck is what causes the characteristic stiffness, tenderness and pain associated with a whiplash type injury. For an overview of whiplash and related conditions, visit our whiplash injury claims guide.
In a car accident, the potential for a head injury is there almost regardless of the speed or force of the collision or impact. Head injuries can affect anyone involved in a car accident, whether they were driving one of the vehicles, a passenger or a pedestrian.
The severity of a head injury can also vary, with car accident injury claims made by people who have suffered anything from a concussion through to life-threatening and life-changing head injuries and brain damage. For the most serious car accident head injury claims, we have specialist serious injury solicitors who understand the nature of serious injury claims and the different requirements someone who has suffered a very serious head injury might have from their claim.
Flying glass, glancing blows on the dashboard or the back of a headrest or even the impact of an airbag are all common causes of facial injuries in a car accident. Whilst most cuts and bruises will heal without any lasting effects, sometimes a facial injury can leave a lasting scar or disfigurement, permanently affecting your appearance.
If you have suffered a serious facial injury in a car accident, you should consult a professional personal injury solicitor who will be able to advise you about claiming compensation for the change in your appearance caused by your injuries. As part of your claim, you may also be able to recover money to cover the cost of any plastic or reconstructive surgery on your facial injuries.
Car accidents, even those involving low speeds, exert large forces on the bodies of anyone travelling within any of the vehicles involved. Back injuries are a relatively common injury reported by people who have been involved in a car accident.
The force of an impact in a car accident can cause damage to your back ranging from simple sprains and strains, through spinal disc injuries to more severe injuries involving fractures and in the very worst cases, injuries to the spinal cord resulting in paralysis.
For car accident claims advice from independent legal professionals, you could do a lot worse than bringing your claim to Canter Levin & Berg. We have an impressive reputation, built up over 60 years, for successfully representing people injured through no fault of their own in a variety of accidents, including car accidents. All our car accident injury claims are handled by specialist staff, led by qualified solicitors who are experts in road accident law. For more information, or to speak with one of our team about a particular car accident injury, call 0151 239 1180 today or complete one of the forms on our website and someone from Canter Levin & Berg will call you back.