Essex is quite a big county in England, and Saffron Walden is one of many towns the county can boast. This particular one is in the far north-western region of the county, and it is viewed as a market town. Some 15,500 or so people live here. The town has a very long history, possibly dating back at least to the Neolithic period and possibly longer than that. You can imagine the prospect of a whiplash injury in Saffron Walden wouldn’t have occurred back in times of horses and carts!
Today, however, things are different. Many of us rely on cars to get around, and unfortunately in some instances accidents can happen. We all know this – it’s something we accept when we get behind the wheel. While we all do our best to drive safely and responsibly at all times, we never know if someone less responsible will come across our path when we are out driving.
Whiplash caused by another driver’s error
Even though high-speed accidents could potentially have the highest chance of causing serious injuries, minor accidents might also result in their fair share of injuries on occasion. One of the more common injuries people tend to be affected by is whiplash.
Think about what happens when you’re driving. Even if you are within the speed limit, a car accident is likely to result in your vehicle coming to a dead stop within milliseconds. While the car may go from, say, 25mph down to zero in an instant, your head isn’t restrained in the same way your body is if you’re obeying the law and using a seatbelt. That’s why the muscles, tendons and ligaments in your neck take the brunt of that force – hence, whiplash.
What about the process of getting compensation?
Many drivers and passengers could be compensated for getting whiplash if another driver was to blame for causing their accident. The first thing to do if you think this might apply to you is to contact someone who can provide expert legal advice.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, our initial advice is provided without obligation with regard to a whiplash injury in Saffron Walden or any other location. Call on 0800 689 0500 and you could soon have your case taken on by a professional injury compensation lawyer near you. Isn’t it time you found out if you could claim?
Date Published: 27th July 2014
Author: David Brown