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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

    What to do if a car crashes into yours


    Even the best drivers can be involved in car accidents. When you think about it, most accidents are caused by somebody, which means in most cases there will be an innocent party who did nothing wrong. You could be going about your business and having a wonderful day, and suddenly find yourself in the middle of a car accident when another car crashes into yours.

    This can be a major shock, even if the accident is not a serious one. It can certainly shake you up and take away your confidence on the roads for a while. Even if the accident occurs at a relatively low speed, you may potentially find yourself nursing some injuries as a result.

    What injuries could you sustain if a car crashes into yours?

    The most obvious one that will come to mind is whiplash. However, it is far from being the only injury you might suffer. For example, your seatbelt is designed to keep you in the vehicle if you crash. However, although this is a safety feature, the impact of the accident could well leave you with severe bruising from your seatbelt. You might also bruise your sternum as you are forced forwards.

    The speed of the impact will have a significant bearing on the injuries you sustain, as well as how the accident happens. For example, in a high-speed crash where your car is turned over, you could receive more serious injuries than you might in a low-speed accident where someone bumps into you from behind.

    Do you have a right to claim?

    If someone crashes into you and you know they were at fault, you do have a chance to claim compensation. You may not think you have a right to do so, but if you did not cause the accident and there is proof that the other party did, you should have enough evidence to support a claim.

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    The best way to work this out for certain is to speak with a friendly advisor from Accident Advice Helpline. You don’t have to pay for the call either – just get in touch on 0800 689 0500 and get more information about your accident and injuries today. You could be represented by an experienced injury compensation lawyer who has already won compensation for others in a similar situation, so make that call to us today.

    Date Published: February 16, 2016

    Author: Allison Whitehead

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