If you have suffered car crash whiplash in Birmingham, it is worth being aware that you could make a claim for compensation provided the following applies to your accident:
- It must have been caused by another party – whether it was the driver of the car you were travelling in or the driver of another vehicle, they must have been acting carelessly, negligently or criminally to cause the accident;
- You must have had to seek medical treatment, at the scene or afterwards, for the car crash whiplash in Birmingham you suffered; and
- Your accident must usually have happened within the last three years. If you were a minor at the time of the accident, however, you may have three years from the date you turn 18 years old.
What is whiplash?
Whiplash is probably the most common injury sustained in road traffic accidents. It is an injury caused by a severe jerk of the head, causing damage to the neck region. It often results from rear impact, where the vehicle you are travelling in is struck from behind.
You may feel the resulting pain instantly after the accident, but often, the full extent of the injury is not known until a couple of days after. The kinds of symptoms you may suffer with car crash whiplash in Birmingham include:
- Pain, stiffness and soreness and restricted movement in your neck area;
- Headaches, pain across your shoulders and arms and muscles spasms;
- In more severe cases, dizziness, swelling, back pain or pins and needles in the hands and arms.
What should I do if I think I have whiplash?
You should certainly seek medical attention if you have not been attended to at the scene of the accident. Not only will your injuries need treatment, but also evidence from a medical professional will be essential if you decide to make a claim for compensation afterwards.
How do I make a claim for compensation after car crash whiplash in Birmingham?
Just as you seek expert medical advice for your injuries, you should also get professional legal help if you wish to make a claim. You can find out – for free – from Accident Advice Helpline whether you are eligible to make a claim and how much you could receive for your injuries. Simply call, text or complete the handy 30-second test on our website and you could know within minutes whether you are entitled to claim compensation for your pain and suffering.Open Claim Calculator
To discuss your claim with no obligation and in confidence:
- Ring our helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline – or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile;
- Text ‘claim365’ to 88010; or
- Try the 30-second test on our website
Remember, in most cases you only have three years from the date of your accident to set a claim in motion, so why not find out where you stand today with Accident Advice Helpline?