Road traffic accidents can cause all manner of injuries, ranging from the relatively minor through to the moderate, serious, and life-changing.
Crush injuries are common in cases where a vehicle is crushed in a collision or in incidents where cyclists, motorcyclists or pedestrians become trapped following an accident involving a vehicle.
Thompsons' car accident claims solicitors in Scotland can help you secure compensation for an incident in which the careless or reckless actions of another road user have caused you or someone close to you to sustain crush injuries.
The Causes of Crush Injuries
Crush injuries are most commonly caused by the pressure of a person becoming trapped between two objects, whether this is two vehicles, a vehicle and the road or a falling object - for example, falling cargo from a heavy goods vehicle.
Crush injuries can result in a range of possible diagnoses, including the following:
- Internal bleeding
- Severe bruising
- Broken bones
- Damage to internal organs
- Head and brain injuries
Fracture and Broken Bone Crush Injury Claims
Road traffic accidents involving cars, public transport, taxis, bicycles or pedestrians frequently result in a wide variety of broken and fractured bone crush injuries. The car accident claims team at Thompsons in Scotland can help claimants secure compensation for all the following types of bone-related crush injury:
- Chalkstick fracture: transverse fracture across the bone
- Closed fracture: non-visible fracture
- Compound fracture: multiple breaks to a single bone
- Displaced fracture: bones broken out of alignment
- Greenstick fracture: fracture in children in which bones bend but do not break
- Multiple fractures: comminuted or segmental
- Non-displaced fracture: bones broken but still in alignment
- Open fracture: broken bone penetrates the outer skin
- Simple fracture: broken bone in one place
Thompsons Solicitors is one of the largest and most successful personal injury firms in Scotland. We are committed to fighting for the legal rights of the victims of personal injury accidents. This is why we only ever represent claimants; never defendants.
We believe in ensuring access to justice for everyone. Our No Win, No Fee funding model is designed to enable this aim—when you make a No Win, No Fee claim with us you are protected from all possible costs associated with your claim—unless you win your case you will have nothing to pay.
We win more than 90% of the car accident claims we take on and each week secure around £1 million in compensation for our clients. We represent claimants from all over Scotland and have offices in Edinburgh, Peebles, Glasgow, Galashiels and Dundee but can come to you as and when necessary.
How Long Does the Process Take?
The length of time it will take to settle a claim will depend on the individual circumstances of your case—for example, whether the defendant admits full liability, the nature of your injuries, the opinions of the medical experts involved and the consensus regarding the value of your claim.
Simpler cases may take only a few months to settle; however, more contentious and complicated cases may take more than a year to conclude. Whatever the finer details of your claim, our priority is to help you secure the maximum possible level of compensation within the shortest possible timeframe.
Contact Car Accident Claim Lawyers Today
If you or someone close to you has sustained crush injuries in a road traffic accident, our car accident claim lawyers can investigate matters for you and advise you on your first step towards receiving compensation.
Call us today on 0800 0891 331.