Montacute is a small village in Somerset which was once overlooked by Montacute Castle, a Norman motte-and-bailey castle; today, an 18th century folly tower stands on the site. Montacute House, just outside the village, is an imposing mansion built during the Renaissance (completed in 1601) with the local hamstone, which gives it a warm glow.
Have you suffered a whiplash injury in Montacute?
Had you been a guest at Montacute House in its glory days, you would have been lavishly entertained with the best that money could buy. However, if you then had a nasty fall that resulted in you sustaining a whiplash injury in Montacute, you probably wouldn’t have been able to make a personal injury compensation claim against the owners, even if there had been such claims to make.
The reason for this is that you must be able to prove that any accident in which you sustained a whiplash injury in Montacute, or one elsewhere in the UK, was not your fault. Given that wine and liqueurs would have been passed around freely, you probably wouldn’t have been eligible to make a claim, as it would have been difficult to prove that the alcohol was not the reason for your accident.
Of course, you probably know that you can sustain a whiplash injury in Montacute, or anywhere else for that matter, in an accident other than a road traffic one.
What is a whiplash injury?
You receive a whiplash injury when you move your head after a sudden impact in a whip-like fashion, either back and forth or from side to side. Whiplash symptoms are not usually immediately apparent, and can take up to 24 hours to make themselves felt.
Normally, the treatment is a prescription for painkillers, although in rare cases you might have chronic whiplash which can result in loss of concentration, memory lapses, anxiety, and depression. In such extreme cases, you might find that you are unable to work, and you may have to give up your job. Having said that, you will be pleased to hear that in the majority of cases the symptoms clear up within a month to six weeks.
Can I make a claim for whiplash?
If you have a genuine case of whiplash, and can prove that the accident in which you sustained the injury was not your fault, you may be able to claim for the injury.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need information, help, or advice about any sort of personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. You can do this at any time by calling us on our freephone landline number, call 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile, call 0333 500 0993. For advice from the experts in the field of personal injury compensation claims, call us now.