Has a cycling accident left you with a whiplash injury in Sandhead? Sandhead is a village in Dumfries and Galloway in the south west of Scotland. If you live there it is a lovely area to take up cycling in. Cycling is an activity which can make you fit and healthy but you have to follow certain safety measures first. This means that you must never mount without a helmet, you need head protection.
Buying a helmet
Safety must be your first consideration when buying a helmet to cycle in. So make sure that when you buy your helmet, you buy it from a supplier with a good reputation and that your helmet at the very least meets European safety standards.
Before you hand over your hard earned cash, you have to make sure that your helmet sits level on your head. It should not be tilted backwards or forwards. It should be snug enough that when the strap is not fastened, you helmet does not move about. Neither should it be so tight that it is uncomfortable. Before you buy the helmet, make sure that it is impossible for it to roll off your head when the strap is fastened. Don’t buy the first one which feels right. Try a variety of makers and suppliers helmets before you make your decision and choose the one which comes closest to your head shape. This might all seem picky but there is no point in buying the safest helmet there is and then it won’t stay on your head.
If you have a hard knock with your helmet on, you should buy a new one. Apart from that though, if you have purchased a decent helmet, a good one will last you a few years. If you have been in an accident and buy a new one, it is a good idea to destroy your old one then no-one else can use it. In matters of safety it is always better to be cautious. If you have broken strap buckles, you should replace them immediately.
If you are out and about cycling and an irritable driver mows you down, if you go over the top of your handlebars, you could be left with whiplash as a consequence of your accident. If this is the case, you may be able to claim compensation for a whiplash injury in Sandhead. If your accident was within the past three years you should telephone Accident Advice Helpline to find out more.
A 30-second test for your whiplash injury in Sandhead
When you ring Accident Advice Helpline you will always speak to a trained adviser who will then help you through a 30-second test to identify the likelihood of an accident solicitor representing you in a compensation claim for a whiplash injury in Sandhead. You are not placing yourself under any obligation by making this telephone call.
After that, your trained adviser will use an online calculator to estimate how much compensation you might get for a whiplash injury in Sandhead if you are successful with your claim.
Take action and ring Accident Advice Helpline now. Lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The number is 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 27th July 2014
Author: David Brown