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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

    Compensation for crush injuries in a car accident


    No one ever thinks they will be unlucky enough to be involved in a car accident. Most of us take every precaution to ensure we are safe on the roads. We obey the Highway Code and observe what is going on around us at every moment.

    As such we should always feel fairly safe whenever we are out and about. However you never know if another driver may not take the same care as you. There have certainly been cases in the past where people have suffered crush injuries in a car accident that was caused by someone else.

    It can be upsetting and frustrating to find yourself suffering from injuries that were the fault of someone else. In the case of crush injuries in a car accident, those injuries could be a threat to your life. Even if you recover you may have to take time off work, and you may even find you have to change jobs because you can no longer do what you did before.

    How can someone be put at risk in a car accident?

    Obviously the higher the speed involved in an accident the more likely it is that one or more people involved will end up with severe injuries. As such you can expect a significant recovery process to begin once treatment has been provided for those injuries. This could include physiotherapy as well as surgery and a long stay in hospital in some cases. This can undoubtedly affect a person’s life in many ways.

    Crush injuries are particularly dangerous as they can potentially damage organs if they occur to the torso area. If an extremity is injured, the injuries could even be bad enough to involve significant blood loss. Some people have won compensation after suffering such injuries because someone else has been found negligent in causing the accident to occur.

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    Considering the evidence

    Since car accidents can happen very quickly, many people might be confused as to what occurred and how. In some cases they might be knocked out and unable to remember what happened.

    This is why many of them will seek the help of a lawyer who has experience in compensation claims regarding negligence in such situations.

    Does this describe you? Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 – completely free – and make sure you get advice from our team. There’s no obligation at all to take things further.

    Date Published: June 27, 2015

    Author: Rob Steen

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