Back injuries from road traffic accidents

Car accidents are almost always traumatic for those involved. Whether it be a small bump on a side road, or a serious incident on one of Britain’s motorways, the ramifications for those involved can often be very serious. 
Back injuries are among the most common types of injuries caused by a road traffic accidents, and while they range dramatically in severity, one factor remains constant; if you have suffered a back injuries in a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to claim a significant personal injury compensation payment.
What are the most common types of back injuries caused by road traffic accidents?
Car accident back injuries are common in road traffic accidents, but can vary in severity, recovery time and the impact they have on the victim’s lives. The most common types of back injuries caused by road traffic accidents include:
  • Whiplash (accounts for more than one million car accident back injuries every year)
  • Lumbar or lower back sprain or strain
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Bruising
  • Lacerations
  • Nerve damage
  • Loss of reflex function
Are there any secondary conditions that can occur as a result of a back injury caused by a road traffic accident?
Yes. Back injuries can be very debilitating and can lead to a number of secondary medical problems that can often be equally or even more distressing that the initial injury. These include:
  • Infection
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Muscle spasms
  • Loss of bladder control
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I have suffered a back injury in a road traffic accident – what should I do next?
If you have suffered an injury to your back in a road traffic accident, and the injury was caused by another party, then you could be entitled to a significant compensation payment for the damages and trauma you have suffered, the loss of income or earning potential, and the pain and suffering (physical and psychological) you may have endured. 
As with any personal injury claim, it is essential you can prove that another person or party was responsible for your injuries. To aid your case, you should take names, addresses and telephone numbers of any witnesses present. Also, if possible, you should try to take as many photographs of the accident scene as possible.
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