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    Whiplash injury in Chivenor

    Car safety features to avoid whiplash injury in Chivenor

    Obviously the best way to avoid sustaining a whiplash injury in Chivenor or any other injury in an accident is not to get into an accident in the first place. If you are a safe driver and always pay attention to the road to the best of your ability, then you shouldn’t have to worry as much about being in an accident in the first place. However, accidents can happen, and often aren’t the fault of the driver at all, and for this reason, you want a range of safety features in your car which will protect you should you get into an accident. Many of these features will help to prevent injuries such as a whiplash injury in Chivenor, whilst others could actually save your life.

    If you do sustain a whiplash injury in Chivenor or any other type of injury in an accident which was not your fault, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries by calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to discuss your whiplash injury in Chivenor and the accident which caused it. The team can talk you through the claims process and help you to make a start on your claim.

    Here are some of the features you should be looking out for when buying a car:

    Seat belts

    It is the law that everyone in a moving vehicle should be wearing a seat belt. Seat belts can help to prevent whiplash injuries and can make other injuries much less severe, by holding you firmly in place as your car makes an impact. This stops you from flying through the vehicle and hitting the windscreen, or sustaining a head injury in a crash. When buying a car, look for lap and shoulder seat belts which offer the strongest protection in a crash. If you have a family you may also want to look out for lap belts on the middle seats so that everyone is protected.

    Air bags

    Air bags work to help you to avoid a head injury if you have an accident. An air bag inflates immediately as soon as your car makes an impact. This happens in a fraction of a second so that your head hits the soft bag rather than the dashboard. The air bag then starts to deflate immediately, meaning that you don’t risk suffocation. Look for airbags for both the driver and passenger side.

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    Head restraints

    These are adjustable rests at the back of each seat which are placed firmly behind your head to limit movement in a crash. This will help to prevent a whiplash injury in Chivenor and also provide a more comfortable sitting position in the car. Look for head restraints to both the front and back, which can be manually adjusted to suit the size of each passenger.

    Date Published: 3rd May 2014

    Author: David Brown

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