There are many primary schools, nurseries and playgroups in Barnsley and so hundreds of little children are transported around Barnsley by car every day. Thankfully, the majority of these car journeys are uneventful and safe but we all know that rarely accidents can occur. Two things can make a car accident even more upsetting. The first is when the accident is caused by someone else.
The second is when you have a child in the car with you. If you have been involved in a car accident that was not your fault then you may be thinking about making a claim via an accident solicitor in Barnsley. This is when you claim compensation from the person who caused the accident. If the driver was insured then you will probably be claiming from their motor insurance policy provider. Here is what you need to know about claiming through an accident solicitor in Barnsley and about keeping children safe in cars.
Accident solicitor in Barnsley – What you need to know
An accident solicitor in Barnsley from Accident Advice Helpline can provide a comprehensive package of support and legal assistance to people who have been injured in car accidents that were not their own fault. This service is for adult and child clients. Accident Advice Helpline has a large nationwide team of highly trained professional personal injury lawyers who are committed to securing the highest levels of compensation for our clients. This service is provided on a no-win, no-fee* basis so there are no upfront legal costs to worry about. Your personal injury lawyer will deal with as much of the hassle and as much of the paperwork as they can, leaving you to concentrate on recovering from your injuries or looking after your injured child.
Child car safety – What you need to know
Children get hurt in car accidents. This is a sad reality of our modern lifestyles. When a child is in a car that crashes at 30mph they are thrown forward with a force that is between 30 and 60 times their own body weight. This is because the movement energy of the car is transferred to its occupants as it rapidly slows down. If the child is unrestrained – several things will happen:
- The child will be propelled forward out of their seat, which is probably in the rear of the car. They may hit the rear of the front seats with great force and injure themselves.
- The child will be propelled forward out of their seat in the rear of the car and will hit the front seat passenger and driver. They will injure both themselves and the person that they have hit.
- The child will be propelled forward out of their seat and through the front windscreen of the car. They will injure themselves as they travel through the windscreen and will be injured further as their body is stopped by something outside the car. This may be the road or another vehicle.
Children must be properly restrained for all car journeys.
If you are still unlucky enough to be injured in a car accident, you can call Accident Advice Helpline freephone on 0800 689 0500, or for your standard network charge, on 0333 500 0993, from your mobile.