An expert injury lawyer in Modbury and whiplash
Modbury is a town in the English county of Devon. The current parish population is approximately 1,500. The name Modbury is a corruption of the Anglo-Saxon name, Moot burgh from ‘Moot’ meaning either ‘Mud’ or ‘Meeting’ and ‘Bury’ meaning ‘Fortified Enclosure’. Do you know, even back then they could have sustained a whiplash injury, could of fallen of their horse, jarred their neck and hey presto – whiplash. Not that they would have called it that, but it was the same injury never the less.
Whiplash and an expert injury lawyer in Modbury
Most people associate whiplash with a rear end shunt in a car, but there are many other ways it can happen, such as falling off your horse, or:
- Contact sports such as boxing or rugby, where a blow to the head occurs
- A slip, trip or fall where you may bang your head
- Being struck on the head by a heavy or solid object
Whatever the cause of the accident that created your whiplash, if it was not your fault, you may be able to use an expert injury lawyer in Modbury.
The pain of whiplash will make you want to use an expert injury lawyer in Modbury
The symptoms of whiplash do not normally become apparent until a few hours after the accident but then can be very painful and the severity of it can vary greatly. The sudden movement causes damage to the ligaments and tendons in the neck. In its mildest form will create:
- Pain in the neck area
- Tenderness in the neck muscles
- Reduced and painful neck mobility
Treating this with ice pack, painkillers and plenty of rest will help the healing process and recovery should take no more than a few weeks. However, in more serious cases you could also experience:
- Lower back pain
- Pain in your hands and arms
- Numbness or pins and needles in your hands and arms
- Muscle spasms
- Blurred vision
- Vertigo – the sensation that you are spinning or moving while standing still
- Anxiety or depression
Whiplash is not a life threatening condition, but some of the problems it can create, not always connected with the neck, can leave the sufferer in pain for the rest of their lives.
Making a whiplash injury claim
Once you know you have whiplash, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline. For over 15 years, we have been helping people make their personal injury compensation claims, many thousands of them. Among those claimants, there have been numerous with whiplash claims.
We have the experience and expertise to ensure your claim is dealt with quickly and efficiently, while at the same time checking out every area of your claim to ensure you receive the maximum amount applicable to it.
On our website, there is a 30-second test. If you complete this it will let you know if you have a valid claim and will give you a rough estimate of the amount you may be awarded.
Or you can call our helpline on 0800 180 4123. Our friendly and professional advisors will give you all the help and support you need for your injury claim.
Date Published: 8th October 2013
Author: David Brown