Some car accidents around Wishaw are very minor and no-one is hurt at all. Others are more spectacular and any collision in which the airbags are inflated can be a frightening and shocking experience. Many of us are familiar with airbags – we’ve seen them used with car crash dummies on the TV. They are designed to reduce the severity of injuries. This means that you may not be so badly hurt in a collision.
Starting your personal accident claims in Wishaw
Airbags do not prevent accidents altogether and do not prevent you from having to start a personal accident claims car case. This kind of case is started when you have been injured in a car accident that was not your fault and you are trying to claim compensation from the person who was at fault. In personal accident claims car cases, this is quite often the fault of the driver of another vehicle and you will be making your claim from a motor insurance policy.
It is interesting to know how airbags work to protect us during accidents and how they try to reduce the severity of injuries in personal accident claims car cases. Some facts about how airbags work in car accidents can be found below.
Personal accident claims in Wishaw and airbags
- All moving things have momentum – this is the form of energy that a moving object has. Your car has momentum as it is moving along the road as does the driver, all of the passengers and all the other objects in the car. When the car hits something it rapidly slows down and stops. However, this does not mean that you stop as well. The occupants of the car carry on moving until something stops them – the seatbelt, the airbag or the windscreen.
- Some sort of force will be needed to slow you down. If you slow down quickly, then the force is great and injuries are more likely. This is when the compensation in personal accident claims car cases is likely to be highest. A law firm like Accident Advice Helpline will help you to get the best level of compensation for your injuries. Give us a call today on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 to discuss any further questions you may have.
- An airbag only has a very small space in which to slow you down. This is the space in between you and the dashboard or between you and the steering wheel. There are only fractions of a second for it to inflate.
- The rapid inflation is achieved by compressed gas – seconds later the airbags deflate. If they did not deflate quickly then they could actually present a danger to the car occupants.
So for any further information about personal accident claims in Wishaw contact Accident Advice Helpline today.
Date Published: 4th August 2013
Author: Sharon Parry