The Mole Valley is a borough in Surrey in the south of England. Newdigate is a village within that borough. The parish itself has a population of less than 2,000 people, so as you can imagine it is a quiet and laid back place for the most part. It is highly rare for anyone to incur a whiplash injury in Newdigate, purely because accidents don’t happen very often here.
Travelling through any village requires care and attention when you are in a vehicle of any kind. As the driver, you have a responsibility to drive safely in order to be respectful of other road users. Unfortunately, some people choose to speed through villages even when the speed limit drops to 30mph or less. This can potentially raise the risk of someone having an accident.
Whiplash and the consequences
Even people who manage to escape all other injuries in a road accident might still suffer from whiplash. Its severity can depend on the speed the accident occurs at – the higher the speed, the greater the chance it might happen, and the greater the chance it could be more severe in nature.
Most cases don’t really develop at all until some hours after the accident occurs. This leads some to believe they have got away from the accident without any injuries at all. In many cases, though, individuals feel worse the day immediately after the car crash, when the symptoms have had a chance to develop.
How much might be paid in compensation for whiplash injuries?
As with all other injuries, the nature of each individual whiplash injury can vary quite a bit. At one end, you get symptoms that may only last for a couple of days before fading. At the other end of the scale, you get chronic whiplash, which refers to symptoms that are ongoing six months or more following the accident.
Thus, every case is different and anyone suffering a whiplash injury in Newdigate should seek expert legal advice to determine whether they can claim and what they might win in the event the claim is successful. You can do the same today by calling now on 0800 689 0500 to reach the team at Accident Advice Helpline. We’ve already been able to successfully close cases made on behalf of other individuals with whiplash. Could we successfully claim compensation in your particular situation as well?