You would think that with their millions in the bank and lifestyles to make the Royal Family jealous, celebrities would live a safer, more comfortable lifestyle than the rest of us. However, it seems that amongst the 1200 claims made in the UK every day, a good number of these whiplash victims may be some of those household names we all know and love (or hate) so well.
1. Katie Price
Famed for her alter ego Jordan and her turbulent marriage to 90’s pin up, Peter Andre, Katie Price was one of the celebrities to fall foul of a nasty injury to the neck, which her doctors diagnosed as whiplash. Katie was in a car on her holidays in Argentina, returning from a party in the early hours of the morning, when two horses escaped from a field and ran in front of the vehicle, forcing the driver to stand on the brakes and hurt poor Ms. Price’s neck.
2. Lily Allen
Singer and daughter of the legendary Keith Allen, Lily suffered a fall whilst leaving a breakfast meeting in 2010. The then pregnant starlet thought at the time that the slip in the lobby of the meeting venue caused just some bruises, but after visiting the doctor and complaining of pains in her back, she was diagnosed with a nasty case of whiplash.
3. Melissa Gilbert
Best known for her role in ‘Little House on the Prairie’, Melissa was in the throes of making a TV comeback on the popular show ‘Dancing with the Stars 2012’, where she, along with dance partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy, were competing for the title of best celebrity dancing couple. Unfortunately she fell during the performance and hit her head, resulting in concussion and whiplash, and was unable to finish the competition.
4. Jennifer Grey
Way back in 1987, Jennifer was the victim of whiplash after being involved in a car accident whilst in Ireland with her then partner Matthew Broderick. Luckily Jennifer had already shot the iconic ‘Dirty Dancing’ movie for which she is best known which was released to cinemas the same year. Ms. Grey is the perfect example of how serious whiplash can be, as she suffered chronic back and neck pain for over a decade before deciding to have surgery to correct the damage.Open Claim Calculator
5. Carmen Phillips
Beauty of the silver screen Carmen Phillips was similarly injured in a vehicle collision way back in 1958. She was best known for her role in the Dennis Hopper film ‘Easy Rider’, although she also performed in 34 other big screen titles and was closely connected with such legends as Frank Sinatra.
Whiplash is a serious injury, and no matter how minor it may seem at the time, this type of injury can cause long lasting and life changing pain. If you think you may have suffered whiplash as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault, it is essential to seek professional legal advice to make sure you are covered in the future.