The government wants to reduce Amber Valley whiplash claims
It’s a popular vote winner and an easy statement for the government to make – “we want to stamp out this rise in whiplash claims – Britain will not have a claims culture”. But is the government missing the point?
The government is not the only one who wants to reduce Amber Valley whiplash claims. Nobody volunteers to become the innocent victim of a whiplash injury. Whiplash can be painful, distressing and even in some cases life changing. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we would welcome a reduction in the number of Amber Valley whiplash claims that need to be made. But political rhetoric won’t make an impact – and this is why.
The causes of Amber Valley whiplash claims
Amber Valley whiplash claims are not paying out compensation to liars, malingerers or cheats. All of the Amber Valley whiplash claims we deal with are fought on behalf of innocent victims who would much rather have their health than compensation. But how were their injuries caused?
The majority of whiplash injuries are caused in low speed accidents in highly congested areas. Whiplash injuries occur more frequently at low speeds because cars are designed to absorb high speed collisions. In a low speed collision, your car doesn’t crumple as it is designed to in a heavy impact. Instead, your car shunts, which means that the human bodies inside the car absorb the impact. The weight of your head and the fact that it is not restrained means that your head snaps forward and then back in a split second, pulling at the muscles in your neck and shoulders. This is whiplash.
So how do you mend the problem of whiplash claims?
So when the government states that they want to see an end to whiplash claims, they need to consider how to end congestion, traffic queues and low speed collisions.
Do you need help with Amber Valley whiplash claims?
If you need help to make your whiplash claim, in Amber Valley or anywhere else in the UK, just call our friendly advisers on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. When we fight your claim for you, we make sure that you are well looked after. You will be provided with the best solicitor for your individual needs and your adviser will complete everything for you, including your paperwork and any medical appointments. And with our ‘no-win, no-fee’ guarantee, you can be sure that you have nothing to lose. Why not try our unique online 30-second compensation calculator now to see how much you could be eligible to receive?