Whiplash is caused by the sudden jerking of your head forwards, backwards, or sideways, damaging the ligaments and tendons in your neck. In any other part of the body this would be called a sprain, and if you sustain it in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to make a personal injury claim and you might want to discuss it with injury lawyers in Trefor.
Injury lawyers in Trefor explain how serious whiplash can be
Whiplash is a very painful and disabling injury and at its worst some of the symptoms you may experience are:
- Pain in your arms and legs
- Back pain
- Blurred vision
- Numbness to your limbs
- Pins and needles in your arms and legs
- Lack of mobility
- Inability to do simple things for yourself like getting dressed and undressed
- Anxiety and depression
Mild whiplash will heal in just a few weeks, but some of these symptoms can take months to heal, and for some people the damage is permanent and there is no cure. If you have sustained whiplash as the blameless victim of an accident, you may be able to make a personal injury claim and you should contact injury lawyers in Trefor at Accident Advice Helpline.
The compensation you may be awarded
The amount of compensation will depend on the severity of your injury and how long it lasts, and there are several other factors to take into account:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
- Travel costs if your vehicle is off the road
- Medical expenses
- Replacement of equipment and accessories
- Cost of adapting your home or moving to more suitable accommodation
- Any extra expenses incurred because of the accident (keep receipts)
Making a whiplash claim with injury lawyers in Trefor
Trying to make a personal injury compensation claim on your own is not something we would suggest you try. To the layperson, the process can be complicated and time consuming, whereas at Accident Advice Helpline it is our job to deal with these claims. We have already helped many thousands of victims get the compensation they were entitled to, and among those have been numerous for whiplash injuries.
You can contact Accident Advice Helpline any time of day or night, any day of the week. We are open 24/7. Our helpline number is 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from mobiles), and there you will find friendly, efficient advisers who will discuss your claim with you, and put the wheels in motion if you want; you will be under no obligation to proceed and we will not pressure you to do so.
Or you can complete the 30-second test online for some guidance as to qualification of your claim and for an estimate of the amount due.
We operate on a no-win, no-fee basis so you will have no money to find to start your claim, and no money to find if your claim is unsuccessful.