Letchworth Garden City is very commonly abbreviated to Letchworth. It sits in Hertfordshire and holds the honour of having the UK’s very first roundabout! This is now over a century old. It is also the first garden city of its kind – not just in the UK but in the world. Today, it is home to 33,000 or so people. Its road layout is generally very good, but no matter how good it is, you never know when minor accidents might occur. It is this sort of accident that could potentially lead you to suffer a whiplash injury in Letchworth Garden City.
Whiplash is a very common sort of injury that may typically occur after a car crash. The accident does not need to be particularly serious for someone to suffer whiplash, either. The condition is caused by overstretching the muscles in the neck, not to mention tendons and ligaments in the same area. As you can imagine, coming to a sudden stop causes your seatbelt to lock, but your head has nothing but your neck to try and keep it in position.
What does whiplash feel like?
People may experience different symptoms depending on the severity of the injury. Stiffness is likely to present itself a few hours after the injury – you may not realise straight away that you have whiplash. This is why it is a good idea to be checked out by a doctor the day after the accident, if you do not do so sooner.
Some people think they have got away without any injuries, only to wake up the next day with a stiff neck that is causing them some pain. They may not be able to move it properly, and it could cause them neck pain and headaches as well. It is wise to get a proper diagnosis so as to confirm nothing more serious has occurred.
Can you claim for whiplash?
You can if the accident was not your fault, and instead was the fault of another driver. Furthermore, if a cyclist did something to cause the accident, they would be at fault and could be held liable as well.
To learn more, call 0800 689 0500 now and benefit from the experience and advice given by Accident Advice Helpline. One of our professional lawyers may be able to help you with a whiplash injury in Letchworth Garden City.
Date Published: 9th August 2014
Author: David Brown