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The Department for Transport has published its Road Casualties report for the year ending June 2022. It shows that there were 75,364 car occupant road casualties reported that year. This means that someone was killed or seriously injured every 17 minutes as a result of a road traffic related incident.
Road traffic collisions remain one of the most common causes of traumatic head and brain injuries in the UK. The most recent government statistics show that 662 accidents in 2021 involved serious injury to the head or injuries resulting in unconsciousness.
The most common head injuries arising from a car accident are:
- Fractures of the skull, intercranial hemorrhages and brain contusions often caused by the force of the occupant’s head coming into forcible contact with the vehicle.
- Tearing of the nerve fibers, often as the result of the brain moving backwards and forwards within the skull. This type of injury more commonly occurs in head on collisions or high impact rear shunts.
It is not always possible to determine straight away that someone has sustained a head injury. Symptoms to be aware of include:
- Confusion and memory problems
- Light and sound sensitivity
- Blurry vision
- Blood or clear fluid coming from the ears or nose
Should you experience any of these symptoms you should seek immediate medical attention.
We understand that a traumatic brain injury has a significant impact on the sufferer’s daily life. Our experts are here to help recover compensation to assist with the complex long-term affects of the your injury.