Southampton is Hampshire’s largest city, and it is a major port. The area which is now Southampton has been populated since prehistoric times, as evidenced by archaeological finds. It was the Anglo-Saxons who were responsible for part of the city’s name, as their settlement was called either hamtun or hamwic. Jumping forward in time, it was Henry II who had the castle of Southampton built, mainly, it would seem, to store his wine. Later, by the 13th Century, Southampton had become one of the main ports for importing wine and exporting wool. You can still see impressive historical buildings from different eras in Southampton, but beware of falling and ending up with a whiplash injury in Southampton.
Have you had a whiplash injury in Southampton?
If you have suffered a whiplash injury in Southampton, it may not have occurred as a result of a car accident. You can actually sustain a whiplash injury in Southampton in any type of accident when your head moves rapidly in opposite directions. This might happen if you have a blow to the head, or if something heavy bangs into you (especially from behind when you are unaware of it). A whiplash injury in Southampton, or anywhere else, may not be immediately apparent as it can take up to 12 hours to manifest itself. You should, however seek medical treatment for it as soon as you realize that your neck is injured.
Can I make an injury claim?
In order to make a personal injury compensation claim, you must be able to prove that the accident in which you sustained your injury was definitely not your fault, but the fault of another person. In order to do this you will probably need the services of an expert personal injury lawyer, and if you call us at Accident Advice Helpline, we will almost certainly be able to put you in touch with an expert who can advise you. You need to have a personal injury lawyer who is experienced in handling claims for clients who have suffered injuries in accidents similar to yours.
You must also have received medical treatment for your injuries as a medical report is required as supporting evidence for your claim. If you took photographs of the scene of your accident, these may also be used.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you require more information about the claims process, or if you need expert legal advice to proceed with your claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our freephone numbers. You can do this at any time, every day of the year, as our lines are always open. From a landline call 0800 689 0500, or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call now and find out how we may be able to help you?