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    How to position your car head restraint properly

    Think of a car accident of some kind, and the first type of injury that might come to mind is whiplash. Even those people who are involved in relatively minor accidents can get whiplash, and it can take a few weeks to recover. This makes it all the more important to know how to position your car head restraint, as it could limit the amount of whiplash you might get if you were unlucky enough to be involved in a crash.

    Do you know how to position your car head restraint?

    We carried out a survey which found that 66% of people didn’t know how or where to position their car head restraint. Plenty of people thought the top of the headrest should be lined up with their neck, or only slightly higher to be level with their ears. In reality, the top of the headrest needs to be level with the top of your head. This ensures that if you do have an accident, your head will jerk back and hit the headrest full-on. This in turn could prevent you from having whiplash.

    Clearly, the majority of people also believe this statistic to be true. Accident Advice Helpline asked people whether they thought it was correct that 66% of people didn’t understand how to correctly position their head restraint. An amazing 86% of those asked said they thought this percentage was true, so most people did get that part right at least.

    Have you already experienced whiplash?

    If you know how to position your car head restraint, you can see how it might be less likely that you’d receive whiplash in an accident. However, even then, it may not protect you completely. You may still end up being injured in a way that would affect you for a long time to come.

    It is important to note that compensation has been paid to people who were not to blame for causing the accident that led to them suffering from whiplash. Accident Advice Helpline has supported countless people in claims against drivers who were responsible for accidents. Call us on 0800 689 0500 to see if there is enough evidence to make a claim of your own. Our lawyers could take on your case and you’ll only pay solicitors’ fees if you win your claim, so there is no risk to you at all. Start by calling that number now.

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    Date Published: May 3, 2016

    Author: Allison Whitehead

    Category: Research

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