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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

    Staying safe – preventing car accident injuries


    Car accident injuries are sometimes caused by well-meaning passers-by getting involved with first aid. More damage can be caused by badly administered help than would have happened if everyone had just sat tight and waited for the emergency services and if ever you are involved in or witness to a car accident this is certainly an important point to remember. Unless you are a fully trained first aider you can do more harm than good.

    Airbag maintenance

    Most modern cars have airbags and they save many lives but they do need looking after. If you have a warning light on your dashboard that shows that the air bags need attention, don’t ignore it. In a serious accident they make the difference between death and survival and so a quick check by your garage is a small price to pay. Accident Advice Helpline is here to give you guidance if an airbag fails and causes car accident injuries which would have been otherwise preventable. You will usually need to be able to prove that your airbags have been properly maintained to make a claim.

    Buying a new car – consider the safety features first

    Most new cars are full of safety features and are very resilient in an accident, but you need to consider your personal needs. If you rarely carry rear seat passengers, side impact bags are probably more important to you. Also, children should not be impacted by an inflating airbag, so look out for those that can be disabled if a child seat is fitted in front of them. Look also for reinforced side impact bars – they save a lot of lives by preventing crush injuries.

    Car accident injuries can be catastrophic

    You may have to face the unpalatable fact that your life or that of a loved one may have been changed irrevocably due to car accident injuries. If you were not at fault, you can bring a personal injury compensation case and our expert lawyers are here to help. Their advice does not carry an upfront fee and with our experience you can be sure that, no matter how complex, your case will not be new to us. Drawing on experience is what we do best and we can bring your case to as fast a conclusion as possible although it is important to remember that some cases can take quite a while to complete.

    Date Published: September 2, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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