An accident solicitor Aberdour office is likely to have the same range of personal injury claims to deal with as many other accident solicitor offices. In fact all of the sections of a large law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline deal with car accidents more than any other accident. The reason for this is simple – there are more car accidents than other sorts of accidents.
The most common car accident injury reported to the accident solicitor Aberdour office and to the Accident Advice Helpline in general is whiplash. We have all heard of whiplash but some of the following whiplash facts may come as a surprise to you.
Top 5 accident solicitor in Aberdour facts about whiplash..
FACT 1: Around one in every five people involved in a car crash suffer whiplash – but you do not just get it from accidents where you were hit from behind. It can also occur in accidents where you were hit from side or in front. Any violent and sudden jolt of the head can result in whiplash and the symptoms can include a painful and stiff neck, headaches and shooting pains and tingles in your arms and hands.
FACT 2: There are some warning signs that you should not dismiss as merely whiplash. If you have been unconscious, have blurred vision, have severe neck spasms or have weakness in your arms and legs, you should go to your nearest Accident and Emergency Department or see you doctor to ensure that you do not have a more serious injury. Such a condition would result in a more serious accident solicitor Aberdour claim being taken out.
FACT 3: Most whiplash injuries are not serious and there is no damage to your bones, discs or nerves around the spine. It is the soft tissue such as muscles and ligaments that are affected. It is perfectly normal for pain to develop a day or so after the accident and this is a good sign that more serious damage has not been done. It is very rare to have permanent damage after whiplash and so the outlook is good.
FACT 4: It is not a good idea to keep your neck still – this may actually make things worse. Recovery from whiplash is helped by gentle movement of the neck and taking some suitable pain killers. There are some simple exercises that can also help and a physiotherapist can advise on these. Gentle exercise like walking or yoga will not do your neck any harm.
FACT 5: You can make a claim for compensation for whiplash if you were injured in a car accident that was not your fault. If you would like the accident solicitor in Aberdour at Accident Advice Helpline to handle your claim for you then it is very easy to contact us online or on our 24-hour helpline number 0800 689 0500 – or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. We will allocate you a personal injury lawyer who is an expert at handling whiplash cases and will do so on a no-win, no-fee basis.
Date Published: 16th June 2013
Author: Sharon Parry