Car manufacturers can add various safety functions and features to their vehicles in order to help prevent serious injury in the event of a collision or crash. NCAP provides a number of safety tests which determine how safe the vehicle is for passengers who may be the victim of a crash. Some of these tests include the Whiplash test, the Frontal Impact test and the Child Protection tests. A rating is given to each vehicle according to how safe they are for children and adults. According to NCAP, the safest small MPV is the Citroen C4 Picasso which received one of the highest test scores of any MPV tested by NCAP. The seatbelts have an automatic pull function to protect passengers from being thrown forward in the event of a collision and the car scored 86% for adult safety in the tests. It also scored an extremely high 88% for child safety making it a family-friendly car. Although the car is designed with safety in mind, accidents still have the potential to happen on the road. Injuries may be less severe but you still have the right to claim compensation if a road traffic accident was someone else’s fault.
Road traffic accidents and potential hazards
Although the car has many safety features, it will not prevent accidents occurring due to other drivers. Hazards may include drunk drivers or drivers under the influence, drivers speeding or driving too slow in fast traffic or drivers on the road without getting enough sleep. There are also potential internal hazards such as mobile phones, technology and even rowdy children in the car that could cause drivers to become distracted. Should you be involved in a road traffic accident that is someone else’s fault and there is evidence of negligence, there is a good chance you will be able to win a cash payout.
How to win a cash sum
Accident Advice Helpline can assist you in making a claim to a reckless driver or to anyone who may have caused a road accident. If you have sustained an injury during an accident that was someone else’s fault, we can take you through the process of claiming compensation and will contact all relevant third parties on your behalf. There is no need to worry about dipping into your own savings to pay as we operate on a no win, no fee* policy so there is nothing to lose by making a claim. Just take our 30-second online test to begin your claim or give us a call on our free 24-hour helpline to talk to an advisor.
Date Published: June 15, 2014
Author: David Brown