If you are injured in a Portsmouth car crash of which you are a blameless victim, and your injuries were severe enough to need medical attention, then you should contact a personal injury lawyer at Accident Advice Helpline to assist you in making a personal injury claim.
Whiplash can be the result of a Portsmouth car crash
Whiplash is the most common of injuries sustained in road traffic accidents, and it can be very painful and disabling. The majority of victims should recover from it in just a few weeks, but in the most severe cases some victims may never fully recover.
It is so easy to sustain whiplash in a Portsmouth car crash because of the sudden jolt as the cars stop as they hit each other. This jolt damages the nerves and tendons in the neck, causing a sprain, which is what whiplash is.
This jolting movement to your head can be caused in many other ways, such as playing contact sports, falling over, falling off a bicycle or something heavy hitting your head.
If you suffer from a whiplash injury in a Portsmouth car crash, or any other accident that was not your fault, then you may want to speak to an injury solicitor about making a personal injury claim.
The pain of a whiplash injury
The pain caused by whiplash does not usually start until a few hours after the accident. If you are in pain immediately it might not be whiplash, but it could be a broken bone or something else. You should get your injury looked at by a medical professional as soon as possible, as a broken bone can cause more damage if it is not treated.
The other symptoms of a whiplash injury
Pain and a stiff neck are not the only symptoms of a whiplash injury. At its worst, it can also cause:
- Pins and needles or numbness in the limbs;
- Muscle spasms;
- Blurred vision and dizziness;
- Lethargy and sleeplessness;
- Headaches; and
- Back pain.
Making your Portsmouth car crash claim for a whiplash injury
Accident Advice Helpline are the experts you need on your side when making a personal injury claim. We have the experience and expertise needed to give your claim the best chance of success, and over 15 years of experience behind us.
We have in-house solicitors who handle these types of cases every day. They will examine every area of your accident and injuries to ensure that your claim reaches its full potential.
You can complete our 30-second test online to see if you have a valid claim and get an estimate of the amount you may receive for your whiplash injury if successful.
Alternatively, you can call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500. Our friendly advisors will give all the information you need about making a claim before letting you decide if you wish to continue.
As you need no money to start a claim with us, and we will not want any money if your claim is lost, there is really no reason not to contact Accident Advice Helpline to find out about making a personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 24th March 2014
Author: David Brown