Lincolnshire is one of the counties in England, and it is located over on the eastern side of the country. It is quite a big county in relation to some of the others in England, and is home to around 1,042,000 people. Its size means it borders many other counties. It can be busy in places, where the population is dense, and quieter in other areas that are more rural. While the odds are long that you would suffer a whiplash injury in Lincolnshire, none of us knows whether we might end up with just such an injury.
Whiplash can range from a few minor niggles after a more minor car accident to a condition that lasts for many weeks or months. It is essentially a sprain of the muscles and ligaments in the neck, and the tendons may also be affected.
How and why does whiplash occur?
Seatbelts have been compulsory to wear in cars and other vehicles for many years now. While there are exceptions, these are very rare. If you are involved in a collision, the seatbelt should lock and hold you in place in the vehicle. However, just think about what happens to your head at the point of impact – especially as there is nothing to hold it in place or to prevent it from going forwards.
As you can see, whiplash is so called because the head continues to move forwards at the point of impact. The rest of the body is locked in place by the seatbelt, which is why the sprain occurs. The nature of the impact and the severity of the collision will determine how severe the whiplash is.
Finding out whether a whiplash claim might work for you
The best thing to do if you have suffered from whiplash is to contact a personal injury solicitor who can tell whether you have a reasonable chance of winning a claim in these circumstances. This could be a lot easier than you think, especially if you contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500.
A whiplash injury in Lincolnshire is a rarity, thankfully, but it is also one of the more common injuries that can potentially occur in any kind of car accident. Make sure you know whether a compensation claim could work out in your favour by ringing the above number now to see whether you have ample evidence.