If you are involved in a road traffic accident, wearing your seatbelt could potentially reduce the risks of you suffering from a serious injury. Since their introduction, seatbelts have saved the lives of many drivers and passengers that have been in road traffic accidents.
If you are an innocent victim of a car accident, and your injuries needed medical attention, despite the fact you were wearing your seatbelt, then you may be able to claim for compensation by making Kirklees car accident claims.
Wearing a seatbelt can make it more likely that you suffer a whiplash injury
The wearing of a seatbelt can actually make it more likely that you will suffer from a whiplash injury. This is because of the heavy force you would feel upon impact. Your seatbelt will do everything to keep your body firmly in place, but leaves your head free to take the jolt.
Whiplash is caused when your body is forced out of its normal comfort zone, thus causing your neck tendon and ligaments to become injured. You will be better off suffering from this injury than not wearing your seatbelt though, as a whiplash injury is nothing compared to the injuries you could get without one.
If you suffer this injury, or any other, through no fault of your own, then you should consider making Kirklees car accident claims, using Accident Advice Helpline to help you.
Whiplash injury and making Kirklees car accident claims
The symptoms that you could suffer because of a whiplash injury may include:
- Neck problems
- Back problems
- Blurred vision
These are all possible symptoms of suffering from a whiplash injury. You should seek out medical attention straight away if you start to suffer any of these symptoms after being involved in an accident, bearing in mind that the pain of whiplash does not normally start till a few hours later.
After the treatment, you should consider making a personal injury compensation claim against the person responsible for your accident, for all of the pain and suffering that they have caused you.
Making your Kirklees car accident claims with Accident Advice Helpline
If you have sustained any type of injury from any type of accident that was not your own fault at any time in the last three years, you should be speaking to one of the largest specialist law firms in the UK, Accident Advice Helpline.
Just call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 and speak with of our friendly advisors about the situation you have found yourself in through the action of someone else. They will chat to you about the finer details of your accident and injuries, and then let you decide if you want to make a personal injury compensation claim. Your call will be in complete confidence and free of any obligation or pressure.
Date Published: 15th December 2014
Author: David Brown