London is divided into numerous boroughs, one of which is Newham. It was created in 1965, when East Ham and West Ham in Essex were amalgamated into the new London borough. Today, it is home to some 332,000 people. Newham road traffic accidents are uncommon, but since this is a busy area, it is perhaps inevitable that the occasional accident could potentially occur.
Some people may be fortunate and not suffer any injuries stemming from Newham road traffic accidents. However, while injuries that do happen can vary widely, one of the more common ones is whiplash. This occurs when the head is violently jerked forwards, straining the soft tissues of the neck beyond their typical range of motion.
How long might you suffer from whiplash for?
This is hard to say, because everyone is different. However, most people recover in a few days or weeks, depending on how bad the whiplash was. The greater the speed involved in the accident, the greater the chance you may suffer from this condition. Furthermore, you may be more likely to incur whiplash if you are hit from behind by another vehicle – for example, if your vehicle was stationary at the time, and someone drove into the back of your vehicle.
There are occasions when people suffer chronic whiplash that continues to present symptoms for a long time following the accident. Thankfully, this is rare, but it is good to be aware of it in case you suffer prolonged symptoms.
Do you have experience of one of the Newham road traffic accidents to occur in recent times?
If your accident happened in the past three years, and you think there is a chance you may have proof that another party was negligent, you can find out whether you could claim compensation, simply by calling an expert to learn more. Since you can make this call without any obligation on you to carry on with a claim, it’s worth finding out if you have a valid claim, and to get an estimate of how much you could be awarded.
Accident Advice Helpline has helped people for more than 16 years now, and you could be next on our list to help in this manner. Call us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to learn whether you could make a no-win, no-fee claim for compensation. If so, you could become one of many innocent victims who have had Newham road traffic accidents and have called us for some help and advice.