While badminton is a well-known sport, it is also the name of a village in Gloucestershire. It is divided into two parts, and these are called Great Badminton and Little Badminton. It sits towards the southern border of Gloucestershire, and its total population is less than 300. Thus, if you drive through this village, you will find far less traffic here than you would expect to see in larger towns or even cities. Despite this, there is still a chance you could experience a whiplash injury in Badminton if you were to have a car accident there.
A car accident could potentially lead to a range of injuries occurring. Most people will escape with minor injuries, but whiplash is quite a common one. It may also potentially range from being minor in nature to far more serious and longer lasting.
What is whiplash?
Whiplash occurs when the neck muscles and other soft tissues are stretched way beyond the point they are designed to move to. This can easily happen if a car comes to a sudden stop in an accident, and your head continues to move as your body is held in place by your seat belt. Of course, your seat belt is designed to prevent you from suffering serious injuries, but it does not mean you will escape all injuries.
Whiplash can be mild if the speeds involved are minor, or if your vehicle is struck from the front. However, the greater the speeds involved, the more likely it is whiplash can occur. It is also much more likely if your car is hit from the rear if someone fails to stop in time. However, you can never tell if you are going to suffer whiplash in an accident unless and until it happens. Even then, you may not realise the injury has occurred until some hours later.
Have you recently suffered a whiplash injury in Badminton?
If you have been in a car accident in Badminton recently, there is a chance you may have experienced whiplash. If you suspect this has happened, making sure you see a medical professional is of paramount importance. It ensures your neck will be properly examined and an official medical diagnosis is made. You will also receive proper advice on what to do to let your injury heal as quickly as possible. That medical evidence will also come in useful if you want to make a no-win, no-fee* compensation claim – something that can be done if you think someone else caused your accident to happen.
We can help you with a whiplash injury in Badminton claim if you have good evidence that negligence was responsible. To call Accident Advice Helpline for some important and vital answers, ring 0800 689 0500 to use our free enquiry line today. If you only have access to your mobile, you can still ring our team on 0333 500 0993. Getting in contact is the first crucial step, so make sure you don’t leave it too late.
Date Published: 7th September 2017
Author: Rob Steen