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    Whiplash Injury in Sidmouth


    Sidmouth is a coastal town and holiday resort in Devon, much of it being a designated Conservation area; it is also the gateway to the Jurassic Coast which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was originally a fishing village, listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Sedemuda (literally the “mouth of the [River] Sid). There are also Iron Age forts in the area as well as burial mounds, so it is clear that there has been human habitation in the area for centuries. There was certainly a market being held on a regular basis in 1200, but perhaps Sidmouth never had a charter, as some towns had such a long history of having markets that a charter was deemed unnecessary.

    Have you had a whiplash injury in Sidmouth?

    The Duke of Kent, Queen Victoria’s father died in Sidmouth after complications, having had a heavy cold. If you have suffered a whiplash injury in Sidmouth, it is minor to that tragedy, although it may not seem so to you while you can’t move your neck. You could have sustained your whiplash injury in Sidmouth in a number of different types of accident; they are not only the results of car accidents. Perhaps you had a bang on the head, or a sudden impact caused you to lose your balance; you could have suffered a whiplash injury in Sidmouth in these ways.

    Can I claim for my whiplash injury in Sidmouth?

    In order to file a personal injury compensation claim for a whiplash injury in Sidmouth, or any injury sustained in an accident within the UK, you must be able to prove that the accident was not your fault. You will probably need the assistance of a personal injury lawyer to prove that the accident in which you were injured was caused by another person.

    Finally you need to have received medical treatment for your injury as soon as you could after the accident. Failure to do this could result in your claim being compromised, as some injuries get much worse if they are not treated, and you would not be able to claim compensation for an exacerbated injury. You need your medical report to file a claim as it is necessary in order to work out how much compensation you receive for the pain, distress and suffering you were caused (this is just one factor that is assessed in the compensation calculations).

    Accident Advice Helpline

    If you need any information or expert legal advice about your potential personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time, every day and night of the year o none of our freephone numbers. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. For expert legal advice, call us now.

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    Date Published: 14th August 2014

    Author: leva20

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