Can I make a car collision accident claim in West Lancashire?
Studies have shown that 90% of all road traffic accidents are caused by human error. Human error covers a wide spectrum, but this can be summed up by saying that the other driver was not concentrating. As the victim of an accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to make a car collision accident claim in West Lancashire.
Being involved in a road traffic accident doesn’t mean, however, that you were necessarily driving the vehicle in which you were injured. You could have been a front seat or back seat passenger who was injured in a collision with another vehicle.
As the passenger in a vehicle that collided with another vehicle, you may have been injured because the force of the collision propelled you forward. Similarly, the force of impact from another vehicle if it collided with your vehicle side on, could have been sufficient enough to cause whiplash.
At Accident Advice Helpline, our advisors and 100% no win no fee* lawyers, deal annually with a number of requests to make a car collision accident claim in West Lancashire. These requests are from passengers just like you that have suffered whiplash in a collision with another vehicle.
Even while wearing a seatbelt I was injured
It is something of a misconception that wearing a seatbelt may prevent you from being injured in a car accident. The fact is that while a seatbelt may reduce the risk of death, you could still sustain injuries in a car accident if the collision is forceful enough.
The wearing of a seatbelt if it has been properly fitted, may prevent your body from being propelled forward into the back of the driver or front seat passenger. It may also reduce the chances of you being thrown through the front windscreen. While wearing a seatbelt is successful in these areas, you could be left suffering from whiplash as your body propels forwards with gravity and is suddenly stopped because the seatbelt has reached the limit of its ‘give’.
When a seatbelt can no longer go forward, it will suddenly spring back and this movement will cause your body to jerk with it which can cause whiplash. Whiplash is caused by the sudden forward propulsion of your body, to a point where it has no alternative but to go backward again at speed.
Accident Advice Helpline: securing what you are entitled to
Our team of advisors are available to speak to on our landline 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile on 0333 500 0993. We can determine if you are eligible to make a claim for compensation and pass your details on to our team of no win no fee* lawyers if you choose to go ahead with your claim.
For over 15 years’ now, Accident Advice Helpline has been securing the right level of compensation for our clients who have been injured in a whole variety of accidents. The compensation our clients have been awarded has been of great benefit when it comes to covering loss of earnings, as well as the necessity for specialist components depending on the injuries suffered.
Call Accident Advice Helpline now and speak to a member of our team of advisors. We will guide you through the telephone assessment and pass your details to our no win no fee* lawyers, if you are entitled to make a claim for compensation and if you wish to proceed with your claim. You can also try out our 30-second eligibility test here on our website.
Date Published: 4th May 2015
Author: David Brown