Loch Fyne is one of Scotland’s sea lochs on the west coast of the county of Argyll and Bute, famous for its oysters and Loch Fyne kippers (smoked herrings). In summer basking sharks may visit Loch Fyne and it is home to dolphins, otters and seals. There are a number of villages scattered around the loch for tourists to explore, and of course, there’s the local whiskey to sample. You can’t go far in Scotland without finding a distillery.
Legends of Loch Fyne
In July 1570 it is recorded that a creature which was the size of a ship’s mast was seen to surface from the waters of Loch Fyne; sometime later a huge carcass was found on the shores of the loch, but no one could say what the creature was. Close to Inveraray there is supposed to be a phantom ship which appears on Loch Fyne marking the imminent death of a senior member of the Campbell family. It was last sighted in 1913. There are reportedly three members of the ship’s crew on deck and although it is first seen on the loch, it moves over land.
Whiplash injury in Loch Fyne
What would you do if you saw the phantom ship of Loch Fyne? You might run, trip and fall and jolt your head so violently you had a bad case of whiplash injury in Loch Fyne. (You can get a whiplash injury in Loch Fyne, or anywhere else, without being in a car accident.) Unfortunately if you got your whiplash injury in Loch Fyne after being terrified by the phantom ship, you would not be able to make a personal injury compensation claim. This is because no one would believe your story, they would probably imagine that you had drunk a ‘wee dram’ too many.
In order to make a successful personal injury claim in Loch Fyne or anywhere else in the UK, for that matter, you must be able to prove, with the assistance of your personal injury lawyer, that the accident in which you sustained whiplash injury in Loch Fyne, or any other injury, was not your fault, but caused by another person.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you believe that you have reasonable grounds on which to base any kind of personal injury compensation claim, then you should contact us at Accident Advice Helpline. You can find out more about us by visiting our Accident Advice Helpline website, or you can simply call us immediately on one of our freephone numbers if you need any information regarding a personal injury compensation claim. You can call us at any time as our freephone lines are always open. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call us now for expert legal advice?