Do you need accident legal advice in East Sussex?
Although the instances of road traffic accidents have decreased over the years, they are still a problem and usually due to a lack of care and attention to the road. If you have been involved in a road traffic accident and it was the fault of someone else, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
If this happens, you would need to seek accident legal advice in East Sussex from experienced personal injury lawyers. When these types of accidents occur, you could suffer a wide range of injuries. However, one of the most common types of injuries to arise from a car accident is whiplash.
What is whiplash?
Whiplash is an injury which occurs when the head jolts back and forth during a collision, causing a lot of pain in the upper area of the body. Whiplash most commonly affects the head, but can also affect the neck and shoulders. You will usually experience severe pain in the upper areas of the body if you are suffering from whiplash. If you have suffered from whiplash due to someone else’s negligence, you should seek accident legal advice in East Sussex.
The doctor will usually be able to diagnose whiplash through your symptoms, although in some cases, they may carry out an x-ray. As whiplash is fairly common after an accident, it can usually be diagnosed quite quickly and easily.
Treatment for whiplash
Whiplash may last only days in minor cases, but in more severe cases it can last weeks or even months. It may even prevent the victim from carrying out their usual daily activities. If you end up with whiplash, you should seek medical attention in the first instance. The doctor will usually give you some strong painkillers to help with the pain and may even refer you to a physiotherapist.
What to do next
If you have suffered from whiplash and you want to make a claim for compensation, the next step is to speak to our personal injury claim advisors at Accident Advice Helpline. With over 15 years experience in handling personal injury claims, you can trust us to provide the help you need.
We are even championed by Dame Esther Rantzen, a well-known consumer rights activist.
How to reach Accident Advice Helpline
If you want to get in touch with us, just call us on either 0800 689 0500 or if phoning from your mobile, you can reach us on 0333 500 0993.
Give us a call today and find out how we can help you get the compensation you deserve!
Date Published: 1st November 2015
Author: David Brown