We all know how we should behave on the road, whether as a driver or pedestrian, but sometimes the mind wanders, distractions get in the way and before you know it, there’s been an accident. By far, car accidents are the most common and are usually a result of carelessness. If you have been involved in a car accident and someone else was at fault for causing it, you could be entitled to make car accident injury claims in Stockton-on-Tees.
There are many types injuries which can be caused during a collision like this but some are more common than others. Often, people who have been involved in a road traffic incident experience an injury known as whiplash.
What is whiplash?
Whiplash is a very common injury which occurs when the head is jolted backwards and forwards during a collision. It is viewed as a minor injury, although it can cause a lot of pain to the victim. However, you would consider yourself lucky if you left an accident with only whiplash.
How do you know if you have it?
If you have persistent pain in the upper area, including the head, neck and shoulder after an accident, you probably have whiplash. The pain will often only last for a few weeks, but in some cases, it can last for months. The doctor may be able to conduct an examination to see if you have whiplash and this can be used as evidence as part of your car accident injury claims in Stockton-on-Tees.
How do you treat whiplash?
Whiplash is one such injury which tends to heal itself over time. The doctor may be able to prescribe you strong painkillers to help ease the pain but more often than not, it will go away of its own accord. A physiotherapist may also be able to help ease the pain a little but you should always seek medical help before embarking on your own course of treatment.
Can you make car accident injury claims in Stockton-on-Tees?
If someone else was to blame, then yes, you should be able to make a claim for compensation. There is no guarantee that your claim will be successful, but the more evidence you have to back it up, the more likely you will be to get some compensation.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline now
Don’t know where to start with your car accident injury claims in Stockton-on-Tees? Let Accident Advice Helpline assist you.
We have over ten years experience and we’re able to handle a wide variety of claims. To find out how we can you obtain compensation for your injuries, call us now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.
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Date Published: 1st May 2015
Author: David Brown