There are three main roads crossing Buckingham, namely the A413, the A421 (the southern bypass) and the A422. For many people, their method of getting around Buckingham is always going to be their car. This attitude is understandable and there are many advantages to travelling by car. Some of these are:
- You are in charge of when you leave
- You can stop on the way if you want
- You can carry your belongings in it
- You are protected in a metal shell if you have a collision
However, as anyone who has been involved in a road traffic collision will tell you, your metal shell will only give you so much protection. A huge number of people are injured in car accidents every year and some of these will look for a specialist solicitor in Buckingham because the accident was caused by someone else, often another driver.
Many people hunting for a specialist solicitor in Buckingham call Accident Advice Helpline because they know that we will provide them with a package of legal services that is most suited to their needs. They would be allocated an in house specialist solicitor with particular expertise in handling car accidents. If you still think that a road traffic accident couldn’t happen to you, here are a few shocking facts.
How many people need a specialist solicitor in Buckingham after a car crash?
Of all the people injured on the roads in the UK every year, the occupants of cars (drivers and passengers) make up 64%. If you are the driver of a car the facts are even more worrying – around 70% of people killed or injured in cars are drivers. This means that some drivers in the Buckingham area will inevitably be involved in a car accident in the next 12 months.
Reducing severity of car injuries and safety precautions
It is widely known that seatbelts have saved thousands of lives since they were introduced and then made compulsory but it is important to be clear about what they can do. They cannot prevent a crash and they cannot totally prevent injuries should an accident occur – you may still hit the steering wheel or dash board. More recently, air bags have been introduced and are designed to work with seatbelts – they work best when a seatbelt is worn. Airbags work by inflating very quickly and then deflating again very quickly. They provide a cushion between the driver/passengers and the dash board or steering wheel.
Keeping the body fixed in one place means that the head can come flying forward causing a typical whiplash injury. This is where head restraints come in. They are designed to restrict the backwards movement of the head, reducing the strain on the neck.
If you want to make a compensation claim, call us today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. If you need a specialist solicitor in Buckingham, you need to call our team at Accident Advice Helpline today.
Date Published: 4th April 2014
Author: David Brown