Driving in London is always something of a nightmare. With so much traffic around, the chances of picking up a whiplash injury in Bankside, or one of the other areas of London is probably greater than any other city, here in the UK.
Bankside is a busy road traffic area
Bankside may not be one of the most popular tourist destinations, although it does hold tourist attractions like the Tate Modern for example. But it’s the mixture of both business and tourism that makes the area such a busy one as far as road traffic is concerned, and even the most seasoned drivers have difficulty negotiating their way around safely.
The most likely area to sustain a whiplash injury in Bankside
From a business point of view, the recent development of the Bankside 1/2/3 complex, which is found on Southwark Street, and which comprises three separate buildings that between them house over 5000 employees, is an excellent addition to the business community. But although many of them use the buses and the tube to travel around to avoid the worst of the traffic, it’s still a very busy thoroughfare, and one of the most likely areas where a whiplash injury in Bankside is destined to occur.
Typical causes of whiplash injury
A whiplash injury often happens following a violent and involuntary jerking of the head. The medical name for this is a hyperextension or a hyper-flexion. The vast majority of whiplash injuries are related to road traffic accidents, and are usually caused by vehicle collisions, where one vehicle is stationary and the other vehicle drives into it’s rear, doing less than 14 miles per hour. Whiplash injury can also be caused by playing sports, and experiencing a fall or a physical assault.
AAH – the experienced whiplash injury claim solicitor
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we are one of the U.K.’s favourite injury claim solicitors, and whiplash injuries are one of the most prevalent types of injury that we help people to claim compensation for. We work exclusively on a no win no fee service arrangement, something that is highly recommended by one of our top sponsors, Esther Rantzen.
Making use of our HOW MUCH calculator
Like many people, you might like to start off by making use of the HOW MUCH calculator we have on our website. All you have to do is to select the appropriate answers to 4 simple questions from the drop down box provided, and if your claim is deemed to be valid, the calculator will estimate how much compensation you could be awarded. It costs nothing to use and will take only 30 seconds of your time.
Help, when you need it
If you need any help or guidance, you can have a chat with one of our experienced advisers by calling our free helpline on 0800 180 4123 from any landline, or 0333 500 0992 from your mobile. Any advice you are given is offered free of charge and comes without obligation.
Date Published: 3rd May 2014