Salcombe has an enviable location in Devon – in South Hams, on the western side of the Kingsbridge Estuary. Its seaside location has led to its development as a popular seaside resort, and the town welcomes many visitors to stay each year. Its regular population doesn’t even go beyond 2,000 people, according to the most recent census to have been taken there. It is also good to know that a whiplash injury in Salcombe is likely to be the last thing you would return home with, if you were on holiday there.
Whiplash can last anything from a few short days to a much longer period of months or more. Thankfully, chronic and long-lasting whiplash is uncommon, although some people might experience little niggles in their neck long after the accident that caused them has passed.
“I only have minor whiplash – is it really worth making a claim?”
We often come across people who ask this question. Furthermore, there are probably people who have been injured like this in a car accident who are pondering this very question right now. Perhaps you’re one of them.
The important thing to remember here is the element of blame. Who caused your car accident? If it was you, then you would not have anyone to blame for the injury and you would therefore have no opportunity to make a claim. However, if you know or suspect another driver was the guilty party, then you do have a chance to claim compensation. This applies even if you were relatively lucky and your whiplash only lasted a few days.
Claim within three years
This is the amount of time you have to consider making a claim in once you suffer whiplash like this. We would be delighted to receive a call from you on 0800 689 0500 if you’ve received a whiplash injury in Salcombe while on holiday, or in any other part of the UK. We handle many calls each day, and there is a chance one of our lawyers may be able to help you.
If you have any questions or queries at all, we’ll be happy to answer them. It may be easier than you think to determine the odds of winning a claim, so why not contact us now to see if your claim might be taken on by a professional injury lawyer? You might be very surprised.
Date Published: 27th July 2014
Author: David Brown