Most people will know Swansea is in Wales. It is a city, but it actually has the perk of being located on the coast. There is only one other city in Wales bigger than Swansea, which is populated by around 462,000 people. This figure takes into account the city as well as the urban and metropolitan areas. With that many people living and working in a relatively small area, you can imagine Swansea road traffic accidents will occasionally happen, just as they would in any busy city.
No one would ever want to be involved in an RTA, as these accidents are referred to for short, but even if you are a great driver you can never be sure who might stray into your path. If someone else makes a poor decision behind the wheel, they could end up involving you in an accident anyway.
Typical injuries experienced during a road traffic accident
The injuries you may potentially suffer from will depend on several factors. For starters, are you in a vehicle, or are you on a motorcycle or a bicycle, or even on your own two feet? This could determine the severity of the injuries you might have as the result of an accident.
You may think that seatbelts and airbags would completely protect you from injuries, but this isn’t the case. Seatbelts keep you in the car, but they can inflict injuries of their own, especially in terms of bruising. A lot depends on the speed at which your car and the other vehicle are going at the time of the accident. Other injuries that tend to occur frequently are whiplash and airbag injuries.
Are you in a position to make a claim?
This won’t be the first thing on your mind. But if you’ve received medical attention and treatment for injuries sustained in a crash that someone else was responsible for, you should find out whether you have a right to claim.
Swansea road traffic accidents happen every year. However, if you’ve been unlucky enough to be involved in one, you do have a chance to find out if compensation should be coming your way. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, our experts have been advising people in your position for years. Call now for free on 0800 689 0500 so you can find out whether we’re able to help you make a claim.
Date Published: 19th August 2014
Author: David Brown