Back injuries From Road Traffic Accidents

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If you have sustained a back injury in consequence of a road traffic accident, you can find injuries affecting your life on a daily. If you have faced injuries because of a road traffic accident, we highly advise that you contact one of our solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side Scotland to help you get the highest possible compensation that you deserve.

Back injuries from road traffic accidents can vary, they can be mild or more severe and can have a detrimental impact on your daily life, either way, you may be entitled to claim compensation. More severe back injuries are usually linked to spinal injuries.

What are back injuries?

Back injuries can vary, they can be mild or severe, either way, you are eligible to claim compensation.  The back is very prone to injuries, as it is made of a range of components that can be damaged in different ways, leading to an array of injuries:

  • The spinal cord, the nerve tissue that runs through the length of the spine.
  • Nerves, which allow the brain to transfer messages to the rest of the body.
  • Vertebrae, which are bones that protect the spinal cord.
  • Discs, jelly discs that sit between the vertebrae, acting as cushions on the spine.

Most commonly, back injuries relate to:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Fractured vertebrae
  • Herniated discs, also known as a slipped disc.

Back injuries can be not only painful but also restrict you from doing your daily tasks. In some cases, injuries can be lifelong or take a long time to recover.

What Is a Spinal Cord Injury?

The spinal cord is an extension of the brain, it is an extremely important part of the body that carries messages from the brain to the rest of the body using nerves. If the spinal cord is injured, it can have a detrimental impact on your health. If any of the nerves in the spinal cord are damaged; it can have a huge impact on how effectively your brain can retrieve and receive messages around the body, leading to loss of control and even paralysis. To read more about spinal injuries, you can visit our “Spinal Injuries” page.

How to Make a Claim for a Back Injury?

If you have suffered a back injury after your road traffic accident, we highly advise that you contact one of our experienced solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side Scotland. We will help you get the highest possible compensation for your case enabling you to get back to your daily life as soon as it is possible.

Just as with any personal injury case, it is important to gather evidence to help strengthen the case to help you get the highest possible compensation after your accident. There’s a range of evidence that can help your case, including:

  • Photos and Videos of the crime scene and your injuries, to help determine that the accident wasn’t your fault and you suffered injuries because of it.
  • Medical records, which our experienced solicitors will assist you with, to help back up your case.
  • Gather witness reports from anyone who was at the crime scene at the time, to help back up your case and help you get the highest possible compensation for your case.
  • We advise that if involved in an accident, the driver must provide their details according to section 170 of the Road Traffic Act of 1988, if they fail to do so, they are breaking the law. If you cannot obtain the details of the other driver, we advise that you report the accident to the police to obtain a reference number.

Time Limit for Making a Claim

We advise that the time limit for making a claim is 3 years in Scotland. You must claim within 3 years of the accident occurring. We recommend that if you have suffered a back injury after your accident, to contact one of our experienced solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side Scotland.

How we can help you

Our solicitors can vouch that we have extensive experience in road traffic accidents, we can help you gather the necessary evidence to build a strong case to guarantee you the highest compensation. We will ensure that your process is as stress-free and easy as possible, enabling you to come out with the best outcome for your case.

We know the process thoroughly and can offer free consultations to see how much compensation you may get for your case.

Contact us now, Solicitors on Your Side Scotland can offer you free advice and consultations. Our solicitors can help you on a “no win-no fee” basis. That means there will be no hidden fees, and everything can be done over the phone from anywhere in the UK.

Contact us today by phoning 0141 648 4428, emailing [email protected], or by using our website by filling out an online form.

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