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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

    How Best to Avoid Car Accident Injuries


    If you are involved in a car accident, there is a strong possibility you will suffer some form of injury. Car accident injuries can vary from minor cuts and bruises to severe and enduring injuries that can affect you for the rest of your life. Of course, anybody injured in a car accident that wasn’t their fault is entitled to claim compensation through specialist law firms such as Accident Advice Helpline for any injuries sustained. However, prevention is better than cure and no amount of money can make things right if you are left permanently injured following an accident; but there are steps you can take to avoid car accident injuries.

    Keep your car maintained

    Having a car that is regularly serviced and maintained can help reduce the chance of suffering car accident injuries. By ensuring the brakes are in full working order and the structure of the car is sound, you have not only more chance of avoiding the accident in the first place, but also you are less likely to be hurt if you do have a crash.

    Drive safely

    The severity of car accident injuries can often depend on how fast you were travelling in a vehicle when it crashed; the faster you were going, the more serious the likely injuries. Therefore, avoid speeding, always drive carefully and avoid any risky or reckless manoeuvres that could increase the risk of being involved in a crash.

    Wear a seatbelt

    It may be the law, but some people refuse to wear their seatbelt. However, a seatbelt may not only save your life, but will reduce the severity of any injuries you sustain in a crash. Wearing a seatbelt could make the difference between being flung through the windscreen or cracking your skull against the dashboard, to just suffering some form of whiplash.

    Other ways to avoid car accident injuries

    Never drive when you are tired. Tiredness can be just as bad as drink driving when it comes to how it effects your reactions and you could fall asleep at the wheel. Never talk on the phone when driving. It is both illegal and makes having an accident even more likely. In addition, make sure there are no loose objects in the car that could fly about in the event of a crash; store things in the glove box or boot rather than have them rolling about the car.

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    Date Published: August 30, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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