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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

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    Accident road traffic whiplash

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    Whiplash is caused when a person suffers from a sudden jolt to their head or body which damages the muscles, ligaments, tendons or other soft tissues in the neck.

    When you hear the word ‘whiplash’, you will probably think of accident road traffic whiplash first.  Whiplash can be sustained in other accidents though, such as trips and slips, bicycle accidents and falls.

    If you have suffered a whiplash injury then an internet search of accident road traffic whiplash would not be unreasonable.

    In most cases, the person involved will not develop symptoms of whiplash immediately after their accident.  The symptoms of whiplash will develop a day or two afterwards and may get worse over a period of time before starting to get better.

    The severity of a whiplash injury can vary and while some people make a recovery within a few days or weeks, others are left with symptoms and pain from their whiplash injury for months or even years.

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    If you have suffered a whiplash injury as the result of somebody else’s recklessness, then you may be entitled to claim for compensation.  A quick phone call to Accident Advice Helpline on their Freephone numbers 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile will be able to clarify that for you.

    Whiplash caused by a Road Traffic Accident

    Whiplash is probably the most common type of injury sustained following a road traffic accident.  If you are unfortunate enough to suffer a whiplash injury following a road traffic accident, which was not your fault, then you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim.

    If you are a passenger in a vehicle, which is involved in a collision, your whiplash compensation claim would be made against the insurance company of the person responsible for the accident, whether that is the driver of the vehicle you were travelling in or a third party driver.

    If you are a driver, cyclist or a pedestrian then your whiplash compensation claim would be made against the insurance company of the person driving the vehicle which collided with you and caused your whiplash injury.

    What To Do After Your Accident

    As with all personal injury compensation claims, you would need to prove that another person was responsible for your whiplash injury.

    To help your case, you should take names, addresses and telephone numbers of any witnesses to the accident and take photographs of the accident locus if possible. If the whiplash injury is caused in a road traffic accident and the negligent driver has no valid insurance, leaves the scene or admits to driving a stolen vehicle, you should contact the Police immediately and report the incident.

    Your next step should be to contact Accident Advice Helpline, for free advice and no-win, no-fee claims handling.

    Date Published: 15th July 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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