Some people scoff when a victim says they have a whiplash injury, but that is because they have never suffered the pain of this type of injury themselves. If they had they would be much more understanding, and would be telling the victim they should make Kettering car accident claims.
Whiplash is not a new injury that appeared with the invention of cars, it has been around much longer than that. Ever since we had tendons and ligaments in our neck, you have been able to get a whiplash injury.
All that is fairly recent about it is the name that is now used, it has been called many things over the centuries, but is basically a sprain in the neck.
Why whiplash victims should make Kettering car accident claims
There are hundreds of ways to sustain a whiplash injury, but the most common is in a rear end shunt between two cars. This causes the head to be suddenly jolted which tears or stretches the tendons and ligaments, which is what causes the pain of a whiplash injury.
The pain is not immediately apparent, and takes a few hours to start to appear. Often it is the next day before the victim realises they have a problem, and it usually starts quite mild and gets progressively worse before it starts to heal.
For the first few days, victims can suffer other symptoms as well, although not all of them do, some will experience:
- Blurred vision
- Pins and needles
- Lower back pain
- Stiffness in the neck
These usually disappear fairly soon, but the pain and stiffness can be there quite a while, particularly if you have a severe whiplash injury.
Soft tissue injuries such as these are self healing, but until that has happened life can be very difficult for the victim, and they can have many extra expenses as well. This is why they should make Kettering car accident claims, as suffering in silence will not make your finances any better.
Using accident Advice Helpline to make your Kettering car accident claims
Using Accident Advice Helpline to make your Kettering car accident claims is the best option if you want to claim compensation for your whiplash injury, or any other injury sustained in any other type of accident.
We will look closely at every are of your accident and injuries to make sure that the severity of your injury, how it has affected your life and any costs and losses caused by the accident are all claimed for to maximise the amount you receive.
If you want to know if we can be of assistance to you and your injuries, complete one of the online forms, or call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and speak with our friendly advisers.
Date Published: 3rd December 2014