Llanrhystud is a medium-sized coastal village on Cardigan Bay in Ceredigion, close to Aberwystwyth in Wales. If you are lucky, you might catch sight of porpoises, grey seals and bottlenose dolphins in the blue waters of Cardigan Bay. The church in Llanrhystud is that of Saint Rhystud (6th century) who may have been bishop of Caerleon-on-Usk, which is famous for its Roman history.
Whiplash injury in Llanrhystud
If you are suffering from whiplash injury in Llanrhystud, you may be eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim if you can prove that your injury was sustained in an accident that was certainly not your fault. It is usual for a whiplash injury in Llanrhystud, for example, to have resulted from a road traffic accident, most often caused when another vehicle runs into the back of yours. If you were in a traffic jam at the time, you could probably prove, with the help of an experienced personal injury solicitor, that your whiplash injury in Llanrhystud was caused as a result of another person’s recklessness or negligence.
Exaggerated whiplash claims
On 7th June 2014 it was reported in The Independent newspaper that the British government is yet again attempting to crack down on exaggerated personal injury compensation claims for whiplash. The Ministry of Justice says that now people will have to pay to undergo medical examinations to verify their whiplash injury. Personal injury solicitors will no longer be able to settle claims unless the claimant’s injury has been confirmed. The government has acted as a result of so-called ‘crash-for-cash’ incidents, where a collision is staged in order for someone to be able to make an insurance claim for whiplash, which is one of the most common injuries in crashes. The government claims that since new measures were introduced in 2013, motorists have seen their insurance premiums fall by at least £100 a year.
However, people who have genuine whiplash injury should not be affected by the new measures, the government says.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need expert legal advice about any potential personal injury compensation claim, not just one for whiplash, then why not go to our Accident Advice website and find out more about us? Take the 30-second test on our landing page to get a rough estimate of how much you might be awarded if your claim is successful. If you are encouraged by this figure, please call us on one of our helpline numbers, seven days a week. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call right now for expert legal advice?
Date Published: 9th June 2014