A haven for petrol heads, motor shows attract thousands of visitors from all corners of the UK every year. Crowds gather to see the latest models, the most advanced technology, the fastest cars and the finest examples of engineering on the planet and while this is hugely exciting for motoring enthusiasts, it is wise to bear some safety pointers in mind. If you’re attending a motor show, take extra care and stay alert to reduce your risk of being involved in road traffic accidents.
What are the most common injuries suffered at motor shows?
Motor shows tend to be safe events, however, with incredibly powerful vehicles around, coupled with crowds, there is a risk of injury. Examples of injuries suffered at motor shows may include:
- slip, trip and fall injuries, such as bruising, fractures, cuts and grazes, head injuries and dislocation
- driving and car crash injuries, such as head and spinal injuries, broken bones, internal injuries and whiplash
Case study: Malta motor show crash
While serious car accidents at motor shows are rare, they do happen. Earlier in 2015, a British man crashed his Porsche 918 Spyder after losing control; the car bounced off a verge and ended up in the crowd. More than twenty people, including a 6-year old girl, were injured at the show in Malta.
What should I do if I’m involved in an accident at a motor show?
If you’ve been injured at an event such as a motor show, and the road accident or slip or trip occurred as a result of negligence on the part of the organisers or event management, you may have a case for compensation.
At the time of the car crash, note down all the details of the incident and take photographs of the vehicles and any injuries you sustain. Seek medical advice for your injuries and contact Accident Advice Helpline for expert legal advice about claiming road accident compensation or making a public liability claim. At Accident Advice Helpline, we offer a simple claims process, which eliminates all the hard work and stress and enables clients to claim the payout they deserve without any hassle. In the majority of cases, clients do not have to go to court.
If you would like to find out more about claiming no win, no fee compensation, simply visit the website and take the 30-second eligibility test or call 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. The lines are open 24 hours a day.