Find a lawyer in Symington for whiplash injuries
If you are unfortunate enough to have a car accident that was not your own fault, and the end result is you being injured by a blow to the head or your head being jolting it out of its normal zone, this then can damage the tendons and ligaments in your neck, which is more commonly known as whiplash. If this happens to you through no fault of your own, then you should use an injury lawyer in Symington and make a personal injury claim.
Whiplash is a non-medical term used for a range of injuries caused by distorting the neck, usually associated with road traffic accidents. Before the invention of the car, it was often called ‘railroad spine,’ as most cases appeared after train collisions.
The other ways in which whiplash happens
Whiplash can happen in many ways, for example:
- Playing contact sports;
- A rear-end shunt with another vehicle;
- Tripping and hitting your head as you fall;
- Something heavy or solid hitting your head; and
- Falling off a bike or horse.
A whiplash injury can be in the neck or spine, and the effects will vary depending on the position and the severity, but they could include:
- Pain and swelling in the neck area;
- Stiffness to the neck;
- Pins and needles in the arms and legs;
- Blurred vision; and
Your doctor’s diagnosis will be based on the facts you relate regarding your accident and symptoms – there are no tests for whiplash. Tests are normally only requested if the doctor suspects there may be another problem, such as a cracked bone.
The whiplash recovery time
The whiplash recovery time depends on the severity of the injury and the victim being able to rest the neck. A mild case of whiplash will mend on its own over a few weeks, but serious cases can take much longer, and some people never recover fully and are left with weaknesses in the neck and back.
Making a whiplash injury compensation claim at Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline are here to help with your whiplash injury claim. We have dealt with many of them, and have the knowledge and expertise to ensure they reach a successful conclusion. If you have whiplash from an accident that was not your fault, you should consult with an injury lawyer in Symington at Accident Advice Helpline in order to make a personal injury compensation claim without delay.
You can call on 0800 180 4123 and speak to one of our friendly advisors. They will discuss your accident and injuries with you, give you free legal advice, and start the claim if you wish to proceed.
You could also complete the 30-second test on our website. This will let you know if your claim is valid, and give you an estimate of the amount you could be awarded for your injuries.
Date Published: 11th March 2014
Author: David Brown