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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Most common car crash injuries


    Have you been injured in a road traffic accident? Was another driver to blame? If you’ve been injured on the road and it wasn’t your fault, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to claim compensation.

    Car accidents in the UK creating car crash injuries

    Every year in the UK, there are thousands of road traffic accidents resulting in car crash injuries, ranging from small bumps to major collisions. Figures from the Department of Transport show that more than 23,000 people were seriously injured, 195,723 people were injured and 1,754 people were killed in car crashes in 2012.

    There are many risk factors for car collisions, from dangerous weather conditions to speeding and drink driving. Statistics show that driver error is the cause of most accidents on the roads.

    Injuries caused by car crashes

    Car crashes can result in a host of car crash injuries, some of which can be very serious and even fatal. The most common types of injury include:

    • whiplash
    • neck and back pain
    • spinal injuries
    • head injuries
    • cuts, grazes and bruising
    • dislocated joints
    • fractures
    • abdominal injuries

    First aid treatment for car accidents

    If you find yourself at the scene of an accident and there are casualties, contact 999 and then follow the instructions given to you by the operator. If you suspect that the casualty has a spinal injury, do not attempt to move them. Talk to the person and reassure them, cover them in a blanket and try to get them to respond. If the casualty is not breathing, be prepared to start CPR; the operator will direct you until the paramedics arrive. If the casualty has a deep cut and is bleeding excessively, hold a piece of cloth or material over the wound and apply pressure; this will help to stem the bleeding.

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    Making a car crash claim

    If you’ve been injured on the roads this can have a massive impact on your life. As well as suffering injuries, you may also have practical concerns to address, such as arranging time off work and working out how you are going to cover monthly costs. Accident Advice Helpline could help you to claim car crash compensation, which will help to ease financial pressures and give you peace of mind that you will be able to pay the bills. All you need to do is provide the expert legal team with information about the incident and they do all the leg work for you. The firm is a reputable compensation provider with over a decade of experience.

    To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.

    Date Published: December 8, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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