Some people drive around thinking that they will be perfectly safe if they are involved in a collision. They think that because they are wearing a seatbelt and their car is fitted with airbags they can’t possibly be hurt in an accident. This is far from the truth. In fact, this sort of complacency is what can lead to careless driving and causes people to be hurt.
If you have been hurt in the Amlwch area because of someone else’s careless driving, then you may not be aware that you are entitled to claim compensation by starting a case with an accident solicitor for Amlwch injuries. There are law firms that have been set up to help you do just that. One of the largest and most respected is Accident Advice Helpline.
Facts about airbags
- Airbags do save lives and do reduce the severity of injuries, but only when they are used correctly. They cannot operate on their own and can cause some complications. You should always wear a seatbelt and should always drive with due care and attention.
- You cannot put a rear-facing child car seat in the front passenger seat of the car if you have an airbag. This is because the child will be positioned in the zone where the airbag is going to inflate. The inflating airbag will push the child with great force towards the rear of the car. This can cause serious injuries to the child.
- Some people have been concerned about the risks that airbags can present to unborn children if a pregnant woman is involved in a crash. As a precaution, it may be best to position the seat as far back as possible.
- Some accidents arise when the driver is making a manoeuvre such as turning to the right or to the left. It is safer to use the correct hand positions on the steering wheel. This is the classic “ten to two” or “quarter to three” position. This prevents the arm from being thrown across the steering wheel as the airbag inflates. There have been cases of an inflating airbag breaking a driver’s arm.
- Some research has suggested that smaller, lighter drivers are more at risk of receiving injuries from airbags. This may be because they position their seats closer to the steering wheel and so are sitting in the airbag deployment zone. Seatbelts that are working correctly should help to keep the driver out of the way of the airbag.
Facts about claiming compensation with an accident solicitor for Amlwch from Accident Advice Helpline
- You can claim compensation for your injuries and for money that you have lost because you are injured, such as loss of wages and extra expenses like childcare.
- Your non-fault accident must have happened in the last three years.
- Accident Advice Helpline will provide all the legal help that you need for your case with an accident solicitor for Amlwch on a no-win, no-fee basis.
- It is unlikely that you will have to go to court.
- You will need medical evidence of your injuries to progress your claim.
- Some cases can take longer than others to resolve.
For further information and some free legal advice call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 5th July 2013
Author: Sharon Parry