Have you suffered a spinal injury as the result of a road traffic accident?
Road traffic accidents are one of the most common causes of back injuries, accounting for around 40% of all back-related injuries in the UK. The most common type of back injury that victims experience in a road traffic accident is a spinal cord injury.
Spinal injuries can range from a slipped disc to permanent nerve damage, which can even result in paralysis. Any kind of spinal injury sustained as a result of a road traffic accident can have a devastating impact on everyday life.
What effect can a spinal injury have?
Spinal injuries usually occur after some kind of physical trauma, such as a road traffic accident. If the spinal cord is damaged, your back is unable to send signals through your spine to your brain. This can have a number of effects, including:
- Loss of movement
- Loss of sensation
- Loss of bowel and/or bladder control
- Exaggerated reflex actions or spasms
- Changes in sexual function, sexual sensitivity and fertility
- Pain or intense stinging sensation
Spinal injury case study
At What’s My Claim Worth, we have experience in dealing with all kinds of spinal injury claims. One recent example involved a client who was in a road traffic accident.
Our client was driving down a country lane when another car came round the corner on the wrong side of the road. Despite doing everything she could, including swerving into a hedgerow, our client was unable to avoid the oncoming vehicle.
As a result of the crash, our client sustained soft tissue injuries to her cervical spine (upper back) and lumbar spine (lower back). Our client’s GP stated that her symptoms should resolve themselves within eight months, and she was prescribed a course of physiotherapy treatment to help her recover fully.
Despite the other driver initially claiming they weren’t at fault, we managed to obtain engineering evidence that proved he caused the crash. As a result of this, the other driver accepted responsibility and we were able to secure our client a very attractive settlement.
Make a spinal injury compensation claim
If you have suffered a spinal injury as the result of a road traffic accident, you may be entitled to compensation.
Our specialist accident and injury solicitors are here to give you all the help and advice you need to take your spinal injury claim forward. From medical expenses to loss of earnings, they will help you recover the costs of your road traffic accident and get you the compensation you deserve.
To start your claim, speak to our expert team of personal injury solicitors today. You can also use our compensation claims calculator to calculate exactly what your claim might be worth.