Lyneal is a small village in Shropshire. It is also part of a civil parish known by the name of Welshampton and Lyneal. Less than 1,000 people live in the entire parish, which should give you some idea of how small the village actually is. Villages may seem safer to drive around than large towns or cities, but they can potentially have hazards unique to such small areas. Though there may not be much traffic around, some drivers are tempted to speed, and when they do, innocent drivers may be caught up in the aftermath of an accident. This might be how someone could potentially incur a whiplash injury in Lyneal.
When a car comes to a sudden and total stop, the head cannot stop as quickly. This results in the neck being overstretched and this causes significant pain for the person who suffers the injury. It’s called whiplash because it mimics the action of a whip when cracked.
How can whiplash affect what you do?
Whiplash can range from being a fairly minor and short-lived nuisance to something more long-term. While chronic whiplash is rare, it can be diagnosed if you have been suffering from your symptoms for six months or longer after the accident that led to them in the first place.
It’s easy to underestimate how painful whiplash can be. You may have trouble getting comfortable in bed at night, for example, and that can make it hard to sleep. This in turn can affect your work and life in general. Moreover, you might also find you struggle to do lots of other things, because every time you turn your head, you experience more pain.
How is compensation calculated in cases like this?
Obviously, the severity of the injury will be taken into account. The facts of the accident and how serious your whiplash turned out to be will all be considered. But you must always be able to prove another driver or individual was at fault for causing the accident in which you were injured.
This may sound difficult, but if you’ve suffered a whiplash injury in Lyneal, you can contact Accident Advice Helpline for further information on 0800 689 0500 now. People use our free line at all times of the day and night, so please do use it whenever it suits you. One of our experienced injury lawyers might soon be fighting for compensation on your behalf.
Date Published: 23rd June 2014
Author: David Brown