Great Hadham actually no longer exists. It used to be the name of a village in East Hertfordshire, but now it is called Much Hadham. However, some people might still refer to it by the previous name. Regardless of what you might call it, you will be pleased to know the area is very safe to drive in. Very few people ever end up with a whiplash injury in Great Hadham because they were involved in a road accident there.
Plenty of people suffer whiplash in car accidents, and there is a very good reason for this. We all know seatbelts should be worn by law, and they can also prevent serious accidents from taking place. Coming to a sudden stop on colliding with another car means you will be thrown forwards. Your seatbelt will essentially stop you from going through the windscreen. Needless to say, while the belt can bruise you, this is better than the alternative.
How might the whiplash affect your daily life?
When you sustain whiplash, you essentially sprain your neck. The ligaments, muscles and tendons can all be stretched further than they would normally go. Since the accident gives you no time to react, you will hurt your neck without even realising it at the time. The shock of the accident can make it very difficult to see what has happened.
Whiplash becomes apparent in the hours after the accident. You may not even notice there is a problem until the next day. If you do suspect you have whiplash, you should see your GP. This is for two reasons. Firstly, they will be able to confirm whether this is the case, and give you advice on what you should and should not do. Secondly, you will have an official record of the injury, and this could help you make a compensation claim.
Is it easy to claim?
The process is very straightforward, but you may find it a lot easier to contact a lawyer who is specialised in personal injury cases. Accident Advice Helpline makes it simpler to find someone suitable, as we do all the hard work on your behalf.
Call us on 0800 689 0500 or take the other option we have to offer. This is to use our online test to determine whether you have a chance to claim following a whiplash injury in Great Hadham.