You can probably name a variety of the counties in England, one of which might be Hertfordshire. This is located towards the south of the country, and is often known simply as Herts. The county town of many counties in England is usually related to the name of the county itself, and that is the case in this instance, where the county town is called Hertford. While it is uncommon for anyone to experience a whiplash injury in Hertfordshire, this sort of injury could potentially happen to anyone who is involved in a road accident.
There is a good reason why whiplash can be a frequently-occurring injury where car accidents are concerned. When a car is travelling at speed and suddenly comes to a complete stop, everyone in the car who is belted in (which should be done by law) will be held in their seats by those belts. Yet since there is no such restraint where the head is concerned, the impact will most keenly be felt in the neck muscles, ligaments and tendons.
Whiplash is really a sprained neck, and it can be very painful. It is also very easy to assume you haven’t suffered from the injury, because it can take a few hours to start feeling the effects of it. You may well ache in general to begin with even from a relatively minor car accident, but after a while your neck may start causing you more pain and it might feel stiff too.
It used to be the case that a stiff neck collar would be put on to give your neck time to recover. This is not the case any more. Nowadays, it is believed that gentle movement helps to keep the neck muscles mobile and can lead to a faster recovery.
Can you really make a claim for whiplash?
It doesn’t matter where in the country you suffered your road accident. You could have suffered a whiplash injury in Hertfordshire or in another part of the country altogether. The most important thing is to assess whether or not someone else was at fault for causing that accident. If they were, then a claim is very likely to reach a successful outcome.
Accident Advice Helpline can provide you with no-obligation advice now on 0800 689 0500 so do make sure you call as quickly as you can. You could be close to making a claim.
Date Published: 10th August 2014
Author: David Brown