Seatbelts save thousands of lives every year. If you were wearing a seatbelt during your road traffic collision in the Horam area then it is very likely that your injuries are much less severe than they would have been if you were not wearing a seatbelt. Even so, you may have been badly injured enough to need to make an injury in Horam road traffic accident claim. Accident Advice Helpline can help you with this as they are a well-established personal injury law firm with plenty of experience in all sorts of personal injury claims. You can call them whenever you want and discuss your injury in Horam road traffic accident claims.
The role of seatbelts in injury in Horam road traffic accident claims
Whilst it is true that seatbelts can occasionally contribute towards serious neck injuries experts now agree that they save thousands of deaths and serious injuries every year. This is a remarkable achievement for a device that looks just like a length of black fabric. There is actually much more to seatbelts than meets the eye and it is the complex design and technology of seatbelts which makes them so good at reducing the severity of injuries in injury in Horam road traffic accident claims.
How injuries are caused in injury in Horam road traffic accidents
This may seem a very easy question to answer – something hit your car and so you got injured. In fact, a car collision is like a complex physics experiment involving forces and the transfer of energy.
Car accidents occur because of a thing called inertia. Inertia is an object’s habit of keeping moving unless something stops it – things just naturally want to keep going once they have started. So, when a car is travelling along a road it has inertia and so do the things inside the car. Of course, one of the ‘things’ that was inside your car was you! You are travelling at the same speed as the car and when we are travelling in a car we feel that we are part of the same unit. Only we are not the same unit at all and this becomes painfully obvious when the car crashes into something.
Let’s say we collide with another car because they have failed to look properly at a junction and have pulled out in front of us. The body of our car has hit the other car and has slowed down rapidly, however, our speed remains the same and would carry on the same until we hit something that slows us down. Before seatbelts were widely used this would have been the windscreen of the car or the dashboard or steering wheel. The windscreen would probably only have slowed us down a little and it would have been the road surface outside the car that brought us to a complete stop. The action of bringing us to a complete stop would also have inflicted wounds on the human body.
If you want to discuss Horam road traffic accident claims in more detail then make sure you get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. Our expert advisers can be reached on 0800 689 0500 now.