There is no doubt that modern cars are far safer than their earlier predecessors. We are all very aware that our safety belts, air bags, ABS and head restraints are proven to reduce the severity of injuries and in some cases can prevent injuries all together.
However, it would be dangerous to get lulled into a false sense of security and assume that we will always be perfectly safe inside our cars. This is quite simply not true.
All it takes is a split second loss of concentration by another driver or a poor judgement decision and we could end up involved in a road traffic collision that was not our own fault. The next we know – we’re calling up Accident Advice Helpline because we need a personal injury solicitor in Buckland Newton to handle our case.
Personal injury solicitor in Buckland Newton facts about airbags
- Airbags only achieve what they are meant to when they are used correctly and used with a seatbelt.
- You cannot put a rear-facing child car seat in the front passenger’s seat of the car if you have an air bag. If you do, the child will be positioned in the zone where the air bag is going to inflate and it will violently push the child towards the rear of the car.
- There have been worries about the risks that airbags can present to unborn children if a pregnant woman is involved in a crash. One way to reduce these risks is to position the seat as far back as possible.
- It is always best to use the correct hand positions on the steering wheel – the classic “ten to two” or “quarter to three” position. It prevents arms from being across the steering wheel when the airbag inflates. Inflating air bags are strong enough to break a driver’s arm
- In some studies, smaller, lighter drivers have been more likely to receive injuries from air bags and this may be because they position their seats closer to the steering wheel.
Personal injury solicitor in Buckland Newton and facts about claiming compensation
- Your personal injury solicitor in Buckland Newton can help you to claim compensation both for your injuries and for money that you have lost because you are injured such as loss of wages and extra expenses on child care.
- Accident Advice Helpline are well placed to provide you with all the legal help and support you need to win your case and will do so on a no win no fee basis.
- You will be asked to attend one medical assessment report appointment.
- Very few cases end up in court
- Some cases take longer than others to resolve.
Date Published: 4th April 2014
Author: David Brown