Car Accident Back and Brain Injuries

Being in a car accident can be a traumatic and stressful experience, even more so if you or a loved one is injured. Sustaining a Back or Brain injury as a result of a car accident can turn your world upside down. Should you require any advice or assistance on bringing a claim for compensation, then speak with our specialist team of lawyers at

Back Injuries 

Back injuries can be both acute, lasting for several weeks; or chronic, where the effects are much more long lasting. Regardless of whether the pain is acute or chronic, back pain can be debilitating, impacting upon every aspect of your daily life.
A common injury resulting from a car accident is Whiplash. Whiplash occurs when the body is violently thrown backwards and forwards following a collision and can cause back pain. Often back injuries result from car accidents where the point of impact is at the rear of the vehicle, or where another vehicle collides with a stationary vehicle.
Whiplash can result in:
1)      Sprains of the lower back;
2)      Spasms in the lower back;
3)      Serious spinal cord injuries such as:
a.       Bruising to the spine;
b.      Compression of the spinal cord;
c.       Nerve damage;
d.      Paralysis;
e.       Reduction in nerve function resulting in problems such as bladder control; and
f.        Reduction in control and sensation in limbs.
In order to reduce the risks of sustaining a whiplash or other back injury as a result of a car accident it is imperative that you should wear your seatbelt and ensure that the vehicle’s headrests are adjusted to the appropriate level.
Brain Injury
Similarly brain injuries can result from car accidents. Even when the vehicle is travelling at a low speed a brain injury can occur as the brain is placed under forces by the acceleration or deceleration forces following an impact, and causes it to collide with the skull.
Such an injury can result in numerous brain injuries and symptoms to the brain including:
a.       bleeding to the brain;
b.      bruising to the brain;
c.       swelling of the brain;
d.      blood clots forming;
e.       reduced oxygen and glucose to the brain; and
f.        shaking of the brain.
Any of these injuries can cause an increase in pressure within the skull, which may result in permanent injury or even death.
There are numerous lasting problems, which can occur as a result of brain injury. These include:
1)      reduced bodily coordination
2)      loss of or reduction in speech
3)      change of sensation in the limbs
4)      senses being impaired
5)      cognitive functions may also be impaired including:
a.       memory loss;
b.      ability to think;
c.       speed of mental process;
d.      concentration.
If you or a loved on need any further advice or assistance then contact the specialist team at to discuss your potential claim in more detail.

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