A car accident is certainly not an experience that you can always bounce back from. Unfortunately, there appears to be a high risk of such an awful experience happening on our roads. A small percentage of typical incidents involve mortalities, with over one million deaths caused by major road traffic accidents. The number of victims who suffer from injuries is far greater which commonly encompasses the compensation claims industry.
The top number one claimed injury for a car accident is whiplash injury, where an impact causes the neck to suddenly jolt back and forth. This type of damage can produce different symptoms in individuals, but usually include neck pain, migraines, back and shoulder muscle pain, etc. If not treated suitably by a medical professional, there is reasonable chance for it to develop into a more traumatic injury.
A lot of the times, it is possible to walk away from a car accident without a scratch or a bruise on you. A quick medical inspection may just check for visible signs of injury and give you the thumbs up. Yet, if you have suffered from a whiplash injury it is not always possible to detect without a proper medical examination. Likewise, you may not be aware of it till later in time as symptoms may develop far along the line, sometimes two years after your initial accident.
We recommend that a chiropractor sees the injured party soon after a car driving accident. A chiropractor is a medical professional who specialises in the musculoskeletal system, including spinal injuries. Chiropractors use specialised techniques without surgical interventions to treat whiplash injuries and will approve the necessary therapy and exercises to help you recover. Untreated injuries often continue to cause you problems for the rest of your life and prevent you from regaining independence.
“Whiplash is difficult to establish and many victims do not always know that they have it; therefore it is important to see a medical professional after a car accident.”
However, other car accident injuries can be more damaging than a whiplash. In recent years, UK has had almost 200,000 casualties in road traffic accidents that were reported. With now a 2-3% increase in traffic volumes since 1996, it is no wonder that we are experiencing more fatalities which include pedestrians. Research has suggested that this continued level of growth will become considerably higher to exceed major preventable deaths such as HIV and stroke.
Another leading factor that causes a car accident is driving under the influence of alcohol. Approximately 16% of road traffic deaths are caused by drink drivers who are over the legal limit. Imagine how many lives could have been spared had the particular drunk people not driven. It can be argued that such accidents are not an accident but a reckless and stupid act which was preventable.
Another growing factor which causes a road traffic accident is talking on the phone whilst driving. It is illegal to drive while using a hand held mobile device in the UK. It is claimed that a driver loses his concentration on the road when distracted by their phone and are slower to react to the conditions of the road. When bad weather and high speed is put into play as well, the risk is increased with much more severe consequences. This is another example of a preventable accident.
If you have been a victim of another person’s driving negligence which was the cause of a serious accident, then you can make a claim for major traffic accident injury compensation. Although it will not bring back what you may have lost, the money that is claimed will help you to recover from your injury. What more, we give an extra one percent on top of your accepted settlement.
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