The brain is a key, yet very sensitive, organ. It doesn't take much to hurt it and, once it's been damaged, the consequences can be devastating.
In most cases, the brain is injured by sustaining blunt trauma from external forces – such as a fall, an assault, or a road accident – and is then further damaged by internal factors such as a lack of oxygen, swelling, or bleeding (haemorrhaging).
The difficult aftermath of a brain injury
Road traffic accidents, particularly those involving motorcyclists, are one of the most common causes of head injuries. This is largely because motorists tend to be moving at high speeds when an accident happens, causing their head to violently jerk forward and forcefully hit another object within the vehicle during a collision. Motorcyclists are especially susceptible to sustaining a brain injury in a road accident because, as well as speed frequently being a factor, they will have only their crash helmet to protect their head from any impact with the road or road furniture.
The effects of an injury to this complex organ will vary greatly depending on the extent of the damage. While the result of a severe brain injury will be immediately apparent, potentially causing the victim to fall into a coma, it is also possible to sustain injuries where the effects may be more subtle but nonetheless life-changing, such as a change in personality.
Other problems that may result from a brain injury include:
- Speech impairment
- Weakness in the arms or legs
- Memory loss
- Behavioural issues
- Impaired balance
Thompsons Solicitors are on your side
If you or someone you love has suffered a brain injury in a road accident, you may be entitled to compensation.
We understand that suffering a brain injury is likely to throw the victim and their family into complete turmoil. The future is uncertain, and the repercussions of the accident could be long-lasting or even permanent. If this distressing situation has been brought on, at least in part, by another's negligence, you should not have to try to cope without receiving a fair amount of financial redress. While a compensation claim is unable to turn the clock back, Thompsons can help give you peace of mind by offering expert advice and assistance as they fight to bring you justice.
With years of experience in dealing with personal injury claims, the lawyers at Thompsons will handle your claim with care and sensitivity, giving you honest advice every step of the way so that, together, we can work out the best way forward for you and your family.
Give us a call on 0800 0891331, and one of our accident claims lawyers will talk you through your options, free of charge and with no obligation. If you do decide to go ahead with your claim, we offer a No Win No Fee Solicitors package for your added reassurance.