It’s just as easy to sustain a whiplash injury in Chalfont St Giles as it is in any other village here in the UK. The fact that it’s beautiful, nestling here in the slopes of the Chilterns makes absolutely no difference. It’s all about being in the wrong place at the wrong time, and if you are, you might just be unlucky enough to receive an unwelcome visitor careering into the back of your car.
Whiplash RTAs are usually low speed affairs
Careering rather tends to makes it sound as if these incidents happen at high speed. Whereas of course that is always possible, most road traffic accidents that result in whiplash injuries happen at low speeds; usually involving vehicles going less than 14 mph. It’s plenty fast enough however to occasion a whiplash injury to whoever happens to be in the car that is struck.
Correctly set headrests can lessen the whiplash injury
If the driver of a vehicle that is involved in whiplash injury RTA has the headrests in his vehicle set correctly, the amount of damage caused by the impact can be lessened. The correct position for maximum support in terms of helping to avoid or minimise whiplash injury, is that the headrest cushion should be level with the top of the back of your head. Unfortunately, most drivers find this to be a little restricting when driving and therefore don’t have their headrests set correctly.
Factors that need to be in place to validate a whiplash injury in Chalfont St Giles
You can only claim compensation for whiplash injury in Chalfont St Giles or any other town or village in the UK for that matter, if the blame for the incident belongs to someone other than yourself. The injury also needs to be a reasonably serious one, and must have taken place within the last three years; although, given the high incidence rate of whiplash injury claims currently, there is some talk of reducing the statute of limitations from 3 years down to 2 years or less.
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To get an idea of how much compensation you could be due, you can visit our website and take our 30-second test. All it involves is answering 4 simple questions from the dropdown boxes provided and our HOW MUCH calculator will evaluate whether your claim sounds valid, and if so, will give you an estimate to indicate how much compensation you could be due. It all takes less than 30 seconds.
Launch your claim today
Processing your claim using our no-win, no-fee service as fully endorsed by Dame Esther Rantzen, couldn’t be easier. Should you have any queries or need any advice, you can speak to a member of our customer service team via our free helpline. Get in touch with us toady to start your whiplash claim in Chalfont St Giles now. You can access this by calling 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or if using a mobile, by calling 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 2nd May 2014