Car accidents all over the country are happening everyday and in these accidents every day people are suffering from different injuries from very minor ones to serious and even death. That’s not even mentioning the major side effects of a car accident and the injuries that are not obvious to the eye such as the emotional scars. With any injury from any accident the pain and symptoms will depend on the severity of the injury and the circumstances in which they were incurred.
One of the most common injuries from car accidents is a neck injury best known to us as whiplash. A whiplash injury from a car accident is one of the most common injuries that people are making when they are hurt in a car crash in Lichfield.
Whiplash occurs when you sustain damage to your neck; this could be damage to the neck’s tendons, damage to the neck’s muscles or damage to your neck’s ligaments. It happens to people when their head is thrown forwards then backwards and sideways with a force or sudden jolt.
This movement causes the soft tissue around the neck to move from its normal position which puts the muscles, tendons and ligaments under strain. A good way to explain what whiplash is like is to say it is like what we would call a sprain in any other part of our body, so basically it is like a sprain in the neck.
The victim of a whiplash injury is then often left with a various symptoms which will vary depending on the severity of the whiplash injury. Some of the types of symptoms a person suffering from whiplash will be suffering from are:
- A pain in the neck and around the neck usually into the shoulders
- Restricted neck movements which in some cases never returns fully
Unless you have suffered from a whiplash injury you will not realise just how much suffering there is attached to the injury.
Victims who make car accident claims do so because the accident was not their fault. So if someone else caused you to sustain a whiplash injury you may be able to get some compensation. You should think about finding a solicitor who deals car accident claims to see if you have a valid claim for compensation for your personal injuries.
How to make claim when you are hurt in a car crash in Lichfield
If you use Accident advice Helpline to make a personal injury claim then you can be assured that it will not be costly and or time consuming due to the fact that this is a ‘no win, no fee*’ services. Plus we have the experience and knowledge to make your claim go as quickly as possible causing you as little stress as possible. So if you have suffered a whiplash injury that was not your fault, call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone our advisers are waiting to help you.
Date Published: 16th November 2014
Author: David Brown