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In the world of personal injury law, we hear many devastating stories of critical injuries being left unattended, or lives being lost because other parties drive away, or because it was a single car accident that left the victim unconscious. Knowing that a life could have been saved or serious health complications could have been prevented, if rescue teams had arrived sooner is heart wrenching.
Now, there is hope that cases like this will end on a more positive note. Imagine, for a second, what it would be like to be that person, who was rammed from the side. The impact of your head hitting the side window is so bad that it knocks you out cold. You’re alone in the car in the middle of the night, and the hit sent that vehicle over an embankment, out of sight of passersby.
Without help, you could easily lose too much blood via that head wound. This leaves you in critical danger, but who is going to come to your rescue? eCall. The rescue alert system, which makes an automatic phone call to 112 call services was proposed a few years ago, but it was slow to work its way through various legislation. Now, it has been promised to the public. With this installed in a vehicle, a call would be sent to the emergency teams, giving them the information they need to ensure all victims are helped as soon as possible. The information sent will include the type of vehicle, as well as the time and location of the accident.
What about the cost? Though vehicle improvements, especially those that save lives are welcomed by the public, there is also a concern about the price. The experts are suggesting that this would add as little as £100 to the overall cost of the car. That’s a very small price to pay for the peace of mind that comes will knowing that, in the situation mentioned above, there would be help on the way.
If you or a loved one was recently injured in an accident, we can help. Give us a call today.