How can I prevent a whiplash injury?
The best way to avoid a whiplash injury in Bolton-le-Sands is to avoid getting into an accident in the first place. If you are a careful driver, and always make sure to pay attention to the road ahead and what else is going on around you, then you have a far better chance of avoiding a whiplash injury than if you are reckless on the roads.
However, in some cases it is not possible to avoid an accident, such as if the accident is actually the fault of another driver or if you are hit from behind. In these cases, you can have some measures in place to avoid a serious whiplash injury in Bolton-le-Sands.
Adjust your headrest
Many people forget to adjust their headrest when they get into a car, but it is one of the best ways in which you can avoid sustaining a serious whiplash injury. If your headrest is adjusted so that the dip is perfectly aligned for your head to rest in, then your head and neck will be straight and perfectly placed to avoid a whiplash injury if you do crash.
A headrest that is out of place can add to a whiplash injury, or in the best possible case will simply not provide any protection whatsoever.
Wear a seatbelt
Although it is true that people wearing shoulder restraint seatbelts are actually more likely to sustain a certain type of whiplash injury, it will also help to prevent other types of injury. A seatbelt holds you in place so that even if your neck does move drastically, the rest of your body is held so that it cannot move too violently. This can protect you from a serious spinal injury or from flying through the windshield on impact.
At the last moment, if you are aware that you are about to crash, push your head and back firmly against the seat and headrest, bracing yourself for impact. This may stop you from moving quite as much as if your body is relaxed in the seat.
If you have sustained a whiplash injury in Bolton-le-Sands and want to claim compensation from the other driver, the best way to do this is to find a good personal injury lawyer, who will be able to work with you to put together a really strong case.
Accident Advice Helpline have over 15 years’ experience with personal injury compensation claims and can provide you with a dedicated injury lawyer who will work on a 100% no win no fee basis to get you the compensation you deserve. Call the helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to discuss your whiplash injury in Bolton-le-Sands with the team and find out how likely it is that you will be able to claim.
Date Published: 30th April 2014
Author: David Brown