Claims for road traffic accidents are the single most common need for expert legal advice in Finsbury and make up a large section of the work carried out by personal injury solicitors in the area. Thousands of people are injured throughout the UK in car accidents and some of these accidents were not the injured person’s fault. This is the group of people who want to start personal injury claims.
One easy way of starting a personal injury claim is to call the leading law firm Accident Advice Helpline – they are very experienced in road traffic accident claims and the injuries that are associated with them. Obviously, some injuries are more common than others and there are some injuries that expert legal advice in Finsbury would deal with on a regular basis – whiplash and lower back injuries are two typical examples.
Expert legal advice in Finsbury – common car injury claim awards – whiplash
Whiplash is recognised as the single most common injury following a road traffic accident. There are very good reasons for this. These days all (or nearly all) of us wear seat belts for every car journey. This is true for front seat and back seat passengers. When the vehicle that we are travelling in stops suddenly because it has collided with another object (such as another car) the movement energy of the vehicle is transferred to the passengers. We travel forward even though the car has stopped.
Then we suddenly stop and this is usually because the seat belts (and possibly air bags) have stopped us from travelling through the windscreen of the car and onto the road outside. Our head continues to move forwards for a while after the body stops and this can stretch the muscles, tendons and ligaments in the neck beyond their normal range. As a result they become swollen and painful. Typical whiplash symptoms include neck pain, difficulty moving the neck, pins and needles in the arms and headaches.
Low back injuries
Another common symptom following a road traffic accident is lower back pain. Collisions between vehicles can result in trauma to the lower back as the soft tissues in this area become sprained or strained.
Occasionally the bones (vertebrae) or discs are also involved and this makes the injury more serious. The symptoms of lower back pain and a loss of movement can seriously disrupt the sufferer’s normal daily life.
Many people find that they cannot work or may not be able to carry out their usual household tasks or look after their children. Bringing in people to help with these tasks can end up being expensive, but luckily you may be able to claim for these expenses as part of your personal injury claim.
Date Published: 16th May 2014
Author: Sharon Parry