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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

    Car wreck injuries

    What types of injuries can car wreck cause?

    Car wreck injuries can be severe and have long-term effects for victims, some of the most common injuries are detailed below. Brain and head injuries are not uncommon in car accidents and even the slightest injury to the head and/or brain should be taken seriously as the damage may be more serious than you think. Brain injuries often occur with no sign of damage to the head such as bruises or cuts as the brain may have been injured by being jostled inside the skull causing internal bruising. Head and brain injuries occur when the head is hit by some object with force. The symptoms from this type of injury can vary from severe to mild depending on which part of the head and brain has been injured and the amount of force it has received.

    Neck injuries are quite common in car crashes where the car has been hit from behind. Mild neck injuries include neck strain and whiplash but there are more severe injuries to the neck that can occur such as injury to the disc or cervical dislocation.

    Moving down to the spinal cord, injuries in this part of the body happen when bone fragments or disc material is bruised or torn. These types of injuries are especially serious as it affects the nerves that carry brain signals around the body so can cause loss of feeling or function in parts of the body.

    Back injuries from car accidents often happen in the lower back and include herniated discs, strains and vertebrae being fractured. These injuries also risk you losing some mobility and may not be apparent until some time after the car wreck so it is important that the back is checked over after an accident.

    Facial injuries occur in accidents when the face makes contact with parts of the vehicle such as the dashboard, car seats or shattered glass. Mild facial injuries will involve bruises and cuts but serious injuries will often involve jaw and teeth damage. Internal injuries can also occur to important organs in the body such the liver, heart or lungs.

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    If you have car wreck injuries then you may eligible for a compensation claim with Accident Advice Helpline.

    Who do I contact if I have car wreck injuries and want to make a claim?

    Contact Accident Advice Helpline if you have car wreck injuries on the phone number found at the top of the page to make a claim for compensation.

    If you want to discuss your claim in more detail with an adviser then dial 0800 689 0500 from your land line, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.

    Date Published: 2nd July 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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