More than just a racing town, Epsom and Ewell is a hidden jewel in Surrey. Famed for horse racing on Epsom Downs for over 200 years, the area is famous the world over, and is no stranger to the tourist trade in and out of racing season.
Visitors may come for the racing, but they stay for the stunning surrounding, serene, peaceful atmosphere and charming locals. It is unsurprising, due to this, that the transport links in and out of Epsom and Ewell as well as within the borough are vast, frequent and, for the most part, safe.
Unfortunately this is not always true, and what starts as a simple bus ride can become a nightmare. A lapse of concentration from a bus driver, causing him to break suddenly, can lead to you being thrown forward in your seat and can result in a whiplash injury. If you have been the victim and want to seek public transport compensation in Epsom and Ewell, you are entitled to compensation for the injuries you have sustained.
What is a whiplash injury?
Whiplash is a far more common injury than people think, but this does not mean that the results cannot be severe.
As with most injuries, there are many levels of whiplash, and a rapid stop during bus travel when often a seatbelt is not provided can cause serious damage and long-term effects. Whiplash occurs when a sudden acceleration-deceleration force, such as the rapid stopping of a bus, causes the victim’s head to be thrown forwards and then backwards at high speed, causing damage to the neck. Whiplash is one of the most common results of motor vehicle accident and can be an incredibly debilitating injury.
When you lose a large amount of the movement in your neck, almost everything that used to be easy becomes almost impossible; turning your head to speak to somebody, bending down to pick something up, driving, even walking can all become things that you are no longer to do without assistance.
If you suffer a whiplash injury as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault then Accident Advice Helplines believe you should be compensated for the damage done to you at the hands of somebody else. We should feel safe on public transport, and when that is taken away you deserve an adeqate amount of public transport compensation in Epsom and Ewell.
You could be entitled to claim public transport compensation in Epsom and Ewell
A whiplash injury is a horrible thing to have to go through, and even worse when you are not to blame. Call Accident Advice Helpline now from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 or free from your landline on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you can make a claim.
Date Published: 4th July 2015
Author: David Brown