Making an injury claim in Staddle Bridge for a road traffic accident
If you are involved in a road traffic accident along the border with County Durham, you may need to make an injury claim in Staddle Bridge.
The sudden jolting of your head forwards, backwards or sideways causes whiplash, which is damage to the tendons and muscles in the neck. Lets hope that is your only injury for which you need to make an injury claim in Staddle Bridge.
A rear end shunt is the most common cause of whiplash
The most common cause of whiplash is one vehicle going into the back of another, causing a sudden impact which jolts the occupants of the front vehicle, but it is not the only cause by any means. You could get whiplash from anything that jolts your head suddenly, such as:
- Playing contact sports such as boxing or ruby
- Knocking you head in a slip, trip, or fall
- Having something heavy or solid hit your head
How you will know when you have whiplash
The symptoms of whiplash vary greatly and do not always manifest themselves until a few days after the accident. Resting your neck is very important as soon as the symptoms start to show.
You should seek medical treatment, not jut to aid your injury claim in Staddle Bridge, but to help make your recovery as short as possible.
The symptoms to look out for are:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Back pain and stiffness
- Pains or pins and needles in arms and legs
- Dizziness and blurred vision
- Ringing in your ears
- Jaw pain
There are things apart from your pain and suffering that you can claim for
The main part of your injury claim in Staddle Bridge will depend on the severity of your whiplash. Mild whiplash will heal in just a few weeks, whereas chronic whiplash can be permanent and life changing. Apart from your injuries, you can claim for any others costs or losses that are a result of the accident, such as:
- Loss of earnings
- Medical expenses
- Travel expenses
- Care and assistance expenses
How to make an injury claim in Staddle Bridge
The easiest way to make an injury claim in Staddle Bridge is to contact Accident Advice Helpline.
We were established over 13 years ago to give access to justice for blameless victims of accidents, under the No Win No Fee* agreement.
Over that time we have helped many thousands of claimants with all types of injuries, from all sorts of accidents, make personal injury compensation claims and to get a fair amount of compensation.
Our in-house solicitors have the knowledge and expertise to deal with the large organisations usually involved at the other end of your claim, they will not be brow beaten by them, understand how they like the claim presented, and will maximise the amount of compensation you receive.
All this is done in a simple, fast and efficient way, with as little bother to you as possible.
You can make contact by using our freephone number: 0800 689 0500, and speaking to one of our friendly advisers who will help you all they can, and start your claim should you wish to proceed.
Date Published: 22nd September 2013
Author: David Brown