Whiplash is an injury that can be easily sustained in a car accident however it is a sneaky injury that does not always show itself instantly. Whiplash can take a few hours to appear and in some cases it can even be the next day after a car accident.
Whiplash is an injury to the neck and shoulders which usually occurs when the head is thrown forwards, backwards and sideways with a sudden jolt or force. So in fact, any accident that involves a sudden jolt to your head not just car accident but the incident cause you to damage the nerves and tendons in your neck can be known as a whiplash injury.
Whiplash is a very painful injury and unless you have ever experienced a whiplash injury you cannot even begin to comprehend the pain and suffering a victim has to endure. Those of us who are lucky and only sustain a mild case of whiplash recover in a couple of weeks with a period of rest and light exercise, but in serious cases of whiplash it can take much longer and victims often need a course of physiotherapy and pain relief. In the worst cases people never fully regain the original strength in their neck and are left with a permanent weakness.
Anyone who has sustained a whiplash injury in a car accident that was not their fault is entitled to make car accident claims in Newcastle-under-Lyme for compensation.
If you do have whiplash injury and are thinking about making car accident claims in Newcastle-under-Lyme for a personal injury claim then it is important that you find a solicitor who has experience in dealing with whiplash injuries.
You could use a company such as Accident Advice Helpline to help you. At Accident Advice Helpline, we understand that whiplash is not always an immediately apparent injury and that it can take several hours even up to 24 hours to occur.
You can be assured that our advisors are fully trained with the latest legislations and can answer any questions you may have about making a personal injury claim with companion and understanding. Our team can help you as long as the accident was not your fault, it happened in the last three years and you received medical treatment for your whiplash injury even if this was some hours after the actual accident.
Using Accident Advice Helpline to make car accident claims in Newcastle-under-Lyme
You can contact Accident Advice Helpline on our free phone number 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone where you can speak to an adviser in confidence. Or log onto the website and use the online compensation calculator or take the 30 second test and then an adviser will call you.
Date Published: 30th November 2014
Author: David Brown