Puddletown car accident and whiplash claims make up a significant proportion of the work carried out by lawyers working for ‘no win, no fee*’ in Puddletown. In fact, a successful law firm like Accident Advice Helpline can get hundreds of calls on their 24 hour hotline from people who have been injured in car accidents that were not their fault and who are therefore thinking about making a claim for compensation.
Car accident lawyers working for no win no fee* in Puddletown – the basic facts
The most common type of injury suffered in a car accident is whiplash. This is basically a neck sprain that is caused when the head is jolted backwards or forwards suddenly. Of course in many car accidents it is jolted backwards and forwards with great force! The soft tissues of the neck, called ligaments and muscles, are stretched further than they usually go and become injured. In some of the more serious car accidents, the bones of the neck (which are called vertebrae) are damaged as well but this is unusual.
Car accident lawyers working for ‘no win, no fee*’ in Puddletown – whiplash symptoms and treatment
Personal injury lawyers deal with clients who are in a great deal of discomfort. The symptoms of whiplash include neck pain and stiffness and headaches. Some sufferers also feel dizzy and some even have pins and needles in their arms and hands. Thankfully, most whiplash injuries are self-limiting and this means that they get better by themselves without the need for major medical intervention such as surgery. Nevertheless, medical advice should always be sought because there are special exercises and techniques that you can use to help your recovery and physiotherapy treatment is sometimes recommended for whiplash sufferers. Painkillers are also used to make the sufferer feel more comfortable and allow them to keep moving. In a small number of claims the symptoms go on for months and this is referred to as chronic whiplash.
Car accident lawyers working for ‘no win, no fee*’ in Puddletown – prevention
There is only one guaranteed method of preventing whiplash – don’t have a collision in the first place!! This is not always possible if the accident was someone else’s fault and so modern cars have design features that are aimed at reducing neck injuries in a collision. One of these design features is head restraints – they should be as high as the top of the head and stop the head from travelling backwards. However, they will only work correctly if they are properly adjusted!
Car accident lawyers working for ‘no win, no fee*’ in Puddletown – legal advice
If you are considering making a claim it is best to get legal advice as soon as you can after the accident – many people choose to do this by calling Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim for compensation. Their expert personal injury lawyers will handle you case on a ‘no win, no fee*’ basis so you do not have to worry about big up front legal costs.Open Claim Calculator