How to prevent whiplash in a road accident
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries resulting from a road accident in Wychavon. Whiplash is a severe strain and injury to the neck, which results from your head being thrown violently back and forth, or side to side when your car impacts against another car or object.
Whiplash cannot always be prevented, but in some cases there are things you can do to ensure that you do not suffer very bad whiplash if you are in an accident, or can help to prevent it altogether.
Wear your seat-belt
It is a legal requirement in most countries now that you are always wearing a seat-belt in a moving vehicle. If you don’t wear a seat-belt then you may not be able to claim compensation for your injuries, and your injuries could be that much worse. A seat-belt holds you firmly to your seat, stopping you from moving too violently if you crash.
Move your headrest
Your headrest should be sitting directly behind the back of your head when you are driving. This will stop your head from being able to fly back too far if you crash and will also make it more comfortable for you to drive.
The more careful you are when you are driving, the less likely it is that you will get into a crash in the first place. On top of this, if you are driving cautiously and do get into an accident caused by someone else, your injuries should not be as severe as if you were speeding or not paying attention.
Claiming compensation after a road accident in Wychavon
If you have had a road accident in Wychavon and sustained any injuries, then you may be able to claim compensation back from the other driver if they were at fault for your accident. The best way to claim compensation is to speak to an injury lawyer, who will work with you to put together a case that has a better chance of being successful, and will also be able to make the process easier on you.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years’ experience with personal injury compensation claims, and works with experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyers to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Call the helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the team about your road accident in Wychavon.
The team will talk you through what happened and let you know what the claims process involves and how to proceed from here. You are under no obligation to proceed after this phone call but, if you do decide to go ahead, you will be passed over to an in house injury lawyer who will work on a 100% no win no fee* basis to process your claim.
Date Published: 21st March 2014
Author: David Brown