Aylesbury was on of the strongholds of ancient Britain and has had a varied and interesting history, having once been owned by Thomas Boleyn, the father of Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII.
Traditionally it was a commercial centre, and it still is today having one of the lowest unemployment figures in the country.
With a population of over 58,000, the roads in Aylesbury are very busy, particularly in the rush hour. With so much traffic it is inevitable that there will sometimes be car collisions, most of them minor bumps. That is all it needs though to cause a whiplash injury in Aylesbury; vehicles do not have to be going fast for this sort of injury to happen.
Low speeds for a whiplash injury in Aylesbury
Most times a whiplash injury in Aylesbury is sustained, the vehicles involved are not travelling at high speed, usually less than 15 mph, and quite often one of them is stationary.
A car may have to stop at traffic lights, or a zebra crossing maybe, and if the driver of the vehicle behind is not concentrating, they smash into the one in front.Open Claim Calculator
This can cause the front vehicle driver, and any passengers, to be thrown forward. The seatbelt restrains the body and keeps that safe, but the head can be jolted in any direction.
This sudden jolting movement can tear or stretch the ligaments and tendons in the neck, and this is what a whiplash injury in Aylesbury is.
Always get the other drivers details
What usually happens is everyone appears to be OK, and if there is not much damage to the cars, they might have a bit of a rant at one another, but other than that just drive off. Then some hours later, or even the next day, the victims start to experience pain in the neck and back which gets progressively worse. This is the nature of a whiplash injury in Aylesbury, it is never immediately apparent.
For this reason, no matter how minor the bump may appear, always get the other drivers details, as once the severity of your whiplash injury has developed, you may be able to claim compensation from their insurance company.
How to claim compensation in this situation
Someone hitting your car from behind is always deemed to be the guilty party, as they either should not have been so close that they could not stop in time, or they should have been more aware of what was happening in front of them, instead of tuning their radio, texting or whatever else they were doing.
If this has happened to you and you want to claim compensation, go easy on yourself and let us at Accident Advice Helpline have all the hassle. We have more than enough experience to ensure that you get the compensation you are entitled to, as well as recovering any costs and losses that have arisen because of the accident.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no-obligation advice about making a claim for compensation.