Ringwood is an ancient market town in Hampshire, close to both the New Forest and the beach. The first written record of the town dates from 961 when it was called Rimecuda but by the time of the Domesday Book (1086) it had become Rincvede. Its charter, giving it the right to hold a weekly market was granted by Henry III in 1226. Nowadays market day is Wednesday, but only in the mornings. William Rufus (William II) was killed by what might have been a stray arrow while hunting in the New Forest. It was said that Sir Walter Tyrell’s arrow was aimed at a deer, but the arrow bounced off an oak tree and killed the king (who wasn’t particularly popular).
Have you had a whiplash injury in Ringwood?
You can have a whiplash injury in Ringwood if you are involved in any kind of accident in which your head jerks violently in opposite directions in rapid succession; whiplash injuries don’t simply happen in road traffic accidents. If you are out riding in the New Forest, for example, you might get a whiplash injury in Ringwood if your horse bolts and you hit your head on a tree branch. Alternatively perhaps you got hit from behind by a pony at full gallop and you end up with a whiplash injury near Ringwood.
Can I make a claim for my whiplash injury?
If you hit your head on a tree, or were hit by a New Forest pony, you wouldn’t be able to make a personal injury compensation claim. This is because you have to prove not only that you were not to blame for the accident in which you were injured, but also that another person was responsible for it. The ponies are wild, so there is no one to sue for damages. If you accidentally hit your head on a tree, then you are to blame.
To be eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim, you must also have received medical treatment for your injury as soon as possible after your accident as you will need a medical report to pursue a claim.
You also need to know how long you have in which to make your claim, as there are different time periods for some accidents. You could expect to have three years to file a claim for injuries resulting from accidents that occur in the UK, but there are exceptions to the rule. If you want to know how long you have to file your potential personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline.
Accident Advice Helpline
You can call us at Accident Advice Helpline whenever you wish, as our freephone lines are always open. From a landline call 0800 689 0500 or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call now for information, help and expert legal advice about your potential personal injury compensation claim?
Date Published: 21st July 2014