If you’ve you been touring in Northumberland and you’ve been involved in a whiplash injury in Barnard Castle through a road traffic accident, you may well need our services here at Accident Advice Helpline to help you to register a personal injury claim for financial compensation.
The town of Barnard Castle
The countryside around Barnard Castle is an area of outstanding natural beauty which draws many tourists. The town is named after the Castle, which gave rise to the settlement that eventually became the town of Barnard Castle.
The Bowes Museum houses a wonderful collection of European fine and decorative arts, including works by Goya and El Greco. The museum building itself is a superb 19th-century French style château.
Tourists are sometimes involved in a whiplash injury in Barnard Castle
There are several holiday parks in and around Barnard Castle, including a camping site and the Caravan club, so there’s always plenty of traffic moving around, and the more traffic, the more likelihood of the occasional whiplash injury in Barnard Castle.
Whiplash injuries are typically caused by low speed collisions
Most whiplash injuries are caused by low speed collisions, typically by a vehicle going less than 14 mph. They often involve one stationary vehicle, and one moving vehicle, with the moving vehicle, shunting into the back of the stationary one.
The collision is enough to cause a whiplash injury through what is known as hyper flexing or hyperextension of the neck, as the head recoils violently from the collision. The violent movement causes temporary damage to the soft tissue of the neck.
78% of all personal injuries in the UK are whiplash injuries
The UK has been christened the whiplash capital of Europe on account of the fact that 78% of all personal injuries that are registered are actually whiplash injuries. In France for example, whiplash injuries account for only 3% of the total of the nation personal injury toll. France however has a much tougher regime in terms of proof of injury, with injury victims themselves having to fund their own medical tests.
Average compensation payouts for whiplash injury
The amount of compensation for a whiplash injury in Barnard Castle can vary anywhere from £875 to £5000 depending on the severity of the injury. If the injury involves other complications, or is what is known as chronic whiplash (which can take over 12 months to recover, the sum may be larger and could include things like compensation for loss of earnings.
Accident Advice Helpline
To get a basic idea of how much compensation you may be due, you can use the HOW MUCH calculator, you’ll find on the website. However, bear in mind that this is an estimate only and will be subject to variation once all details of your particular injury are divulged.
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Date Published: 3rd May 2014