A whiplash injury in Barton, Cambridgeshire, is a relatively rare event with only approximately a little over 800 residents living here in the small village. The amount of traffic on the roads is relatively light, apart from those busier times of day, for example when mums and dads take their children to and from school by car.
A lapse in concentration and being in the wrong place at the wrong time
But of course it only takes a momentary lapse of concentration to cause a road traffic accident that results in whiplash injury, and anyone is susceptible to that sort of occurrence. It’s really all down to a matter of luck as to whether anything is happening in the road in front of you when you suffer that small lapse. If there is, then the odds are that you won’t have enough time to fully stop, and you’ll crash into what it is there in front of you, potentially causing a whiplash injury to the people in the other car, and maybe to yourself too.
In order to claim for a whiplash injury in Barton, the blame must lie with a third party
As with any sort of personal injury, be it a whiplash injury in Barton or an industrial accident in the workplace, the fault or blame for the accident that causes the injury has to be attributable to someone other than the injury victim themselves. In other words, if it was you who suffered the lapse of concentration and you consequently drove into somebody else, then you wouldn’t be able to claim for any injury that you yourself incurred.
If however the boot is on the other foot, and the blame for the whiplash injury is someone else’s, then you may well be entitled to launch a personal injury claim and we here at Accident Advice Helpline will be able to help you to do so.
Whiplash injuries can be caused by non-motoring incidents too
Of course, it’s not just car crashes that result in whiplash injury. Motorbikes too can cause them, especially bearing in mind the fact that motorbike-riders are far more vulnerable than motorists. But away from the motoring theme, any sort of incident that involves a short, sharp body impact, can bring about a whiplash injury.
Talk to a member of our customer support team
If you need any advice about a whiplash injury that you sustained in Barton or in any other town, village or city here in the UK then why not call our free helpline here at Accident Advice Helpline and chat to one of our experienced advisers.
They’ll be able to help you with any queries you have all can put you in touch with one of our specialist solicitors. Accident Advice Helpline is one of the nation’s favourite specialist injury claim solicitors, and we offer:
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Date Published: 3rd May 2014