If you have suffered a car accident that was not your own fault in the roads around Amesbury, then we are the people who can help. We are called Accident Advice Helpline. You can reach us at any time of the day or night on a 24/7 helpline number or via our website. Just give us some brief details about your accident and we will allocate an expert accident solicitor for Amesbury to handle your case. If we can’t take your call then leave your contact details and we’ll get back to you.
You may be feeling a little shaken up after your accident, but this quite normal. The noise of the collision and the airbags inflating in front of you can be a frightening experience and you will be dealing with the shock of this as well as your physical symptoms.
Airbags have been fitted to your car to help protect you during your collision. Your accident solicitor in Amesbury will need to know if your airbags inflated during your collision. Airbags have to work extremely quickly. You probably think that your accident happened in an instant; one minute you are driving along and the next, bang, you were in a collision.
The airbags have to inflate before your body reaches the dashboard or the steering wheel, which is a very short period of time! If your airbags did not inflate, it is likely that the injuries you suffered in your road traffic accident would have been much worse.
How airbags work
In general, airbags have to inflate in 25 milliseconds. Frontal impacts at greater than 20 mph should inflate the airbags. There are sensors at the front of the car that detect that a collision has occurred and they send a signal to the airbag. The airbag’s gases are released so quickly that a lot of heat can be generated, and some people suffer minor burns.
Concerns about airbags
Airbags should never be considered as an alternative to seatbelts. They cannot stop the occupants of the car from being thrown out of the vehicle and are only designed to work when a passenger or the driver is wearing a seatbelt. Rearward-facing child seats cannot be used where airbags have been fitted. This is because the child is situated in the airbag deployment zone; this is the space in the car where the airbag inflates. Should the airbag inflate, the child’s seat and the child inside it will be propelled towards the back of the car with some force, and this is very dangerous for the child.
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Call us today on 0800 689 0500 if you need to make a compensation claim with the help of an accident solicitor for Amesbury from Accident Advice Helpline.
Date Published: 5th July 2013
Author: Sharon Parry