Think of St Pauls and you’ll probably be thinking of a certain famous cathedral in London. But did you know this is also a place name? It’s true – there is a St Pauls in Bristol, and also one in Cheltenham. There is also a parish called St Paul Malmesbury Without in Wiltshire – an unusual name but not one you would forget in a hurry. If you were in any of these areas, you could suffer a whiplash injury in St Pauls in the event you were in a road accident as a passenger or a driver.
This injury is arguably one of the more common ones people suffer when they are involved in a car accident or one that involves any other vehicle. This is because the impact of the accident and the fact the seatbelt should lock forces the head to keep moving and all the strain is felt on the neck. The faster the speed, the bigger the impact and the more pressure is put on your muscles, ligaments and tendons.
Is this a painful injury?
It can be, yes. This is because it is quite possible to sprain all of those ligaments, muscles and tendons at once. You may feel pain to begin with but it may not immediately become apparent you have suffered whiplash at all. The adrenalin in your bloodstream will keep you going for a while, especially as you have to sort out the other details regarding the accident and swap details with the other driver(s).
You should make sure you are careful though, because the next morning or a few hours after the accident you might suddenly realise your neck is causing you some pain. Whiplash can normally resolve itself, but it is usually worth getting checked out after a road accident anyway, even if you feel more or less okay. At the very least, you can confirm your injuries are not serious and the diagnosis of whiplash will go on your medical records.
Finding out whether compensation is due
Accident Advice Helpline has handled many assorted whiplash-based claims over the years. We have guided many people through the claims process with the assistance of our professional personal injury lawyers.
When you call 0800 689 0500 regarding a whiplash injury in St Pauls, we may be able to assist you too. You are just moments away from making that call.
Date Published: 8th September 2014
Author: David Brown