Pembrokeshire is the westernmost county in Wales. One of the westernmost cities in that region is St Davids. It might surprise you to learn this particular city has a population numbering less than 2,000 people, according to the 2011 census that was taken there. The reason it had city status originally was due to its cathedral, but it lost the status back in 1888. This was given back to the area in 1994, owing to intervention by the Queen. You’d be right in thinking, however, that a St Davids accident claim would be far rarer here than it would be in other cities in the UK, purely because of its unusual size.
Driving in cities is something many people are nervous of doing. It’s not surprising, since the overwhelming amount of traffic and sensory input from every direction can overwhelm even the most experienced driver.
Do all car accidents result in injuries?
No – those that occur at a very low speed may incur no injuries at all, providing everyone is wearing seatbelts. If they aren’t, it’s possible to be thrown forwards and suffer a bump on the head, for example.
However, accidents that occur at greater speeds – even those under a 30mph speed limit, for example – can result in injuries of various kinds. Among the more common ones is soft tissue injuries caused by the seatbelt. Even though it is wise to wear a seatbelt – and of course it is the law to do so – the belt itself can cause injury as it does its job and holds you within the car.
What should you do if you do suffer this sort of injury?
It’s best to get medical advice if you experience pain from the impact of a car accident, even if you think you are okay. If the impact is severe enough, the seatbelt can actually potentially break one or more ribs, or cause them to crack. The bruising can be very painful and it’s best to seek advice and to check nothing serious has happened.Open Claim Calculator
However, even if you’re okay, you may be entitled to compensation for the bruising you have suffered. Find out today if someone else was at fault for causing your accident, to see if a St Davids accident claim may work for you. Call 0800 689 0500 and you could be closer to getting an answer than you think.