Injury compensation claims
Motor vehicle accidents are a common cause of personal injury. Both drivers and passengers are at risk of suffering a personal injury when involved in a car accident. If you have suffered an injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
At Turner Freeman, our injury compensation lawyers have extensive experience in litigating claims where our clients are initially deemed to be the “driver at fault”. If you believe that you have been wrongly deemed to be the at fault party in a motor vehicle accident, we encourage you to contact us immediately. One of our experienced lawyers will review the facts surrounding your case to determine whether you can still bring a claim for compensation.
Generally, a claim for compensation arising out of a motor vehicle accident will be comprised of:
- A claim for past and future economic loss;
- A claim for past and future out of pocket medical expenses;
- A claim for past and future domestic assistance; and
- A claim for non-economic loss (if applicable).
Common injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents include:
Whiplash injury occur when there is sudden movement that strains the neck or back. The sudden movement can stretch and tear the muscles causing severe pain. Recovery from whiplashes can range from weeks to years.
If the impact causes structural damage to the discs of the spine, the injury may be more serious. It can cause sensation loss, pain, pins and needles and loss of function below an affected area. Spinal cord injuries take a long time to heal and may require surgery. They will often need rehabilitation services to assist in their recovery.
The brain is one of the most delicate parts of the body and an injury that affects the brain can be traumatising not only to the sufferer but also their families. A traumatic brain injury is usually caused by an outside force, usually by a violent blow. Types of brain injury can include short-term memory problems, poor concentration and attention, slowed responses, sensory overload, dizziness and balance problems, seizures and epilepsy, visual problems and sleep disorders.
If you have been involved in a vehicle accident and have sustained personal injury, please do not hesitate to contact our personal injury claim lawyers today. We can help you with your injury compensation claims.