Did you know that whiplash is the most common injury experienced after a road traffic accident? Symptoms can range from mild to severe, but they don’t normally develop until a few days after your accident, with recovery taking anywhere from a few days to a few years, depending on the severity of the injury. Symptoms can include pain in the shoulders, neck and arms, restriction of movement, muscle spasms and headaches. Serious whiplash can also cause nausea, dizziness and lethargy, and you should always seek medical treatment for your injuries.
Claiming for compensation
If you have decided to claim for compensation for your whiplash injury, there are a few steps you can take which will greatly help your claim. You’ll need to prove that someone else’s negligence was directly responsible for the accident and your subsequent injury – the following steps should always be followed if you are involved in a road traffic accident.
- Make sure you take the names, contact telephone numbers and addresses of any witnesses to the accident, as this could be useful later
- If possible, take photographs of the scene of the accident for later use
- If the other driver leaves the scene or has no valid insurance in place, you will need to report the accident to the police
- Keep evidence of any expenses you have incurred, such as the cost of travelling to medical appointments or prescription costs
Personal Injury Lawyers
Your first step should be to contact a personal injury compensation specialist, for advice and to get the ball rolling on your claim for compensation. Accident Advice Helpline deals with hundreds of claims just like yours every month, and our team of experts offer confidential, no-obligation advice to help you through the claims process. Our 100% no win, no fee service means our services are affordable for everyone, and because we have over 13 years’ experience in the industry, you know you are dealing with a team of experts.
Find out how much you could be eligible to claim right now using the 30-second test on our website, then give us a call on our freephone hotline 0800 689 0500 from a landline and 0333 500 0933 from a mobile phone (we’re open 24/7) and we can offer you advice or get things moving with your claim for compensation. You won’t normally need to attend court, as most claims can be processed in full over the phone. Our friendly, professional advisers are waiting to take your call, and we can tell you quickly whether you have a viable claim.
Date Published: February 23, 2014
Author: David Brown