A road traffic accident can result in very severe injuries and even death. However, a person can be hurt even if the cars that collided don’t have a scratch. If you are wondering how this is possible, the answer is very simple and it only consists of one word: whiplash.
What is a whiplash injury?
A whiplash injury is an injury to the neck, which usually happens when a car is hit from the rear. Often, this impact is happening at low speeds and doesn’t cause any damage at all to the cars.
The neck, however, under the impact of a sudden shock, is hurt. What happens is that the whole body is pushed forward, but as the head is more loose, it goes first. When the neck reaches its maximum extension, it snaps, just like a bungee rope that is extended to the maximum. This can cause severe damage to the ligaments and to the spine, resulting in neck pain and headaches.
Even though whiplash injuries are considered to be mild injuries, they can still have a big impact on somebody’s life. Some people have headaches for weeks or even months afterwards, causing them to have to reduce their workload, thus earning less money, or to change their lifestyles for a while, because of the new needs of their bodies. These are all things that they are entitled to receive compensation for, because they are all generated by someone else’s mistake.
When to file a whiplash compensation claim in Tongue
A whiplash personal injury claim can be filed anytime during the three years following the injury. So you can commence your claim whenever you want, whenever you feel comfortable with it. All you have to do is decide on the accident solicitor you want to work with and contact them. Once you are clear on all the documents that you have to put together for your claim, you send them the papers and let them take it from there. Your legal advisor will be handling all the paper work for you, and will contact you when the claim has been solved, or sooner if the assessors requested more information.
What about the legal fees?
The legal fees for a whiplash compensation claim in Tongue depend on the final value of your claim. However, if you work with Accident Advice Helpline, you only have to pay the fees if your claim is successful, and you don’t have to pay anything when you commence it. You could do it right now, over the phone. Did you know that most claims are solved completely over the phone or online, without even having to leave your house?
Call us now at 0800 689 0500 or at 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and talk to one of our friendly, professional advisors about starting your compensation claim in Tongue today.