Llangollen is a small town in Denbighshire, north Wales, which is famous for its annual eisteddfod. The name Llangollen is derived from ‘llan’ meaning a church or other religious settlement, and Collan, after saint Collan. Legend has it that the saint arrived at the place now called Llangollen via the River Dee in a coracle, and he built a church close to the river. He died on 21st May, perhaps sometime in the 7th century, and this is the date of his feast day. His church no longer exists, although there is a mediaeval church in Llangollen with a remarkable wooden ceiling structure. High above the town is a mediaeval castle, Castell Dinas Brân, and it is thought that it was built by the same man who built the nearby Valle Crucis Abbey, Madog ap Grufydd, lord of Powys Fadog.
Whiplash injury in Llangollen
There’s a legend about Castell Dinas Brân (Crow Castle) which involves a group of Norman knights led by Payn Peveril, who had heard that one shouldn’t stay the night in the ruined castle. They scoffed at the legend and so were rather taken aback when the giant Gogmagog appeared and attacked them. Peveril managed to stab the giant and as he lay dying he revealed that there was a cache of golden statues in the area, but he died before telling the Norman knight of their location. This giant was extremely fearsome, wielding a huge mace, which, if it had struck Peveril on his (undoubtedly) helmeted head, would have either killed him outright, or given him a severe case of whiplash injury in Llangollen.
You could get a whiplash injury in Llangollen (or anywhere else) if you were rear-ended in a collision on the roads, or if you suffered a blow to the head.
Making a claim for whiplash
For any personal injury compensation claim to be made, you must be able to prove that you were not responsible for the accident in which you were injured. So if you suffered whiplash injury in Llangollen, for example, the accident should not have been your fault.
Depending on how you got your whiplash injury, you may have three years or less, in which to make a personal injury compensation claim. The sooner you find out how long you have to make your claim, the better, as once the limitation period is up, you cannot pursue an injury claim, unless there are exceptional circumstances which prevented you from doing so.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have any type of personal injury compensation claim to file and you believe that you have good grounds on which to base it, talk with us at Accident Advice Helpline. We are experts in personal injury compensation and can help you file your claim. Call us at any time on one of our freephone numbers:- 0800 689 0500 for landline calls, or 0333 500 0993 for mobiles. Why not call us now for expert legal advice?