Whiplash is a common and painful condition that can often be caused by a road traffic accident, such as a collision or rear-end shunt in a vehicle. Unlike most other injuries, a whiplash injury differs in that the symptoms are rarely present at the scene of the accident. In fact, the symptoms of a whiplash injury caused by a car accident may take hours or even days to develop.
What is a whiplash injury?
A whiplash injury is caused by a violent and sudden heavy jolt to the neck or head. This type of jerking movement causes the delicate tendons, muscles and ligaments in the neck to become overstretched and torn, resulting in severe pain and discomfort.
This type of injury is commonly associated with road traffic accidents, such as a Bearsden car accident, but it may also be caused by:
- Falling from a height;
- Slips, trips and falls;
- Sports-related accidents;
- Industrial accidents;
- Cycling accidents;
- Pedestrian-related accidents; and
- Motorcycle accidents.
What are the symptoms of a whiplash injury?
Symptoms of this type of injury may include:
- Severe pain and discomfort in the neck, upper shoulders and back;
- Difficulty rotating and moving the neck and head in all planes;
- Stiffness across the shoulders and neck area; and
- Swelling and inflammation of the neck area.
Are you eligible to make a Bearsden car accident claim?
To find out if you are eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim for your car accident, simply call our free telephone helpline and speak to one of our highly trained advisers. They can answer any queries that you may have about pursuing a personal injury compensation claim for your car accident while you are on the phone, and can notify you of your eligibility to make a claim whenever you decide to call.
If you prefer, why not go online and take part in our unique 30-second online test? In under a minute, you can establish for yourself if you are entitled to claim compensation for your Bearsden car accident.
The law states that if you have been a victim of an accident that wasn’t your fault within the last three years, and you sustained an injury as a result, then you are eligible to pursue personal injury compensation.
If you decide to go ahead with your personal injury compensation claim, our leading injury solicitors will be pleased to process your car accident claim on your behalf, to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve on a no win no fee* basis.
Don’t delay! Call or go online and find out if you can claim the personal injury compensation for your Bearsden car accident now! Just dial 0800 689 0500 from your landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile now.