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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 Safety Guide – What is the NCAP Child Protection Test?


    While out driving with family, it is important to ensure that your children are safely strapped in and in appropriate child seating. Many families will choose a car based on its safety for children and the NCAP Child Protection test is designed to give drivers this peace of mind. As with various other NCAP tests, dummies are used to give a reading which represents the safety of the car when impacted. In this case, the dummies used are the same size and weight of an average one and a half year old child and the average three year old child. If the dummies put out very low readings, this indicates that the car is unlikely to cause children severe injuries if impacted. The car is also rewarded if neither ‘child’ impacts on the interiors of the car or is thrown from the seats. Not every vehicle is child friendly so families may want to keep this in mind when purchasing a car. The potential for an accident to happen on the road is still present despite the tests that NCAP provide.

    How potential car accidents may occur

    Car accidents can have devastating effects so many drivers exercise extreme caution while on the road. However, there are still drivers who may not be so cautious while driving and this is when accidents have the potential to occur. Poor driving, driving too slow or too fast, driving under the influence and driving without getting enough sleep are all dangers on the road and someone may be injured as a result. There are also many unforeseen circumstances under which an accident may happen. For example, icy roads, animals or pedestrians running in front of vehicles or severe traffic. If you have evidence of negligence on the part of a third party and you or your child was injured in a road accident, you can make a compensation claim.

    Injury compensation for road accidents

    Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm which has a strict no win, no fee* policy therefore you can make a compensation claim without worrying about spending any of your savings upfront. The law states that if you are the victim of an accident that is the fault of a third party, then you are entitled to make a compensation claim for your distress and any unforeseen costs. Our online 30-second test will help you determine how successful your claim is likely to be or you can call our free 24 hour helpline to speak to a relevant expert regarding your case.

    Date Published: June 15, 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. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.