Unfortunately, a Salisbury car crash can happen at any time, or in any place. If this happens through no fault of your own and as a result you end up getting whiplash then you should contact an injury lawyer at Accident Advice Helpline, to assist you in making a personal injury claim.
The most common injury from a Salisbury car crash is whiplash. This is because of the sudden jolting of the neck, which damages the tendons and ligaments. 78% of all motoring claims are for this type of injury. If this happens to you, and the accident was not your fault, you may be entitled to claim compensation from the guilty party.
Using an injury solicitor after a Salisbury car crash, and the other causes of whiplash
Although the most usual cause of whiplash is one car going into the back of another, causing a sudden impact which jolts the occupants of the front vehicle, it is not the only cause to sustain a whiplash injury. You could also get it by:
- Knocking your head in a slip, strip or fall
- Playing contact sports such as boxing or rugby
- Falling from your horse or cycle
- Having something heavy or solid hit your head
- Anything that makes your head jerk suddenly distorting your neck
Any accident that causes this injury, or any other injury, that was caused by someone else, would come within the scope of a personal injury claim.
The signs of whiplash
The signs of whiplash do not normally start to show until a few hours after the accident and the first thing a victim usually experiences is pain and stiffness in the neck and back areas. This can be accompanied by nausea, dizziness and maybe pins and needles in your arms and legs. The pain sometimes spreads to the jaw, and headaches and sleeplessness are not uncommon.
How much you suffer will depend on the severity of the injury, as will the recovery time. If you experience a mild case of whiplash, then this could heal in just a few weeks, moderate whiplash a few months and chronic whiplash much longer. In fact, some victims never fully recover from chronic whiplash, it can leave weaknesses in the back and neck.
Accident Advice Helpline can help you make a claim after a Salisbury car crash
The easiest way to make a whiplash injury claim is to contact Accident Advice Helpline, just like claims for any other type of accident and injuries, there are none we do not deal with.
Our in-house solicitors have the knowledge and expertise to deal with the large organisations usually involved at the other end of your claim. They will make sure the claim is dealt with as quickly and efficiently as possible.
You can make contact by using our freephone number, 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, and speaking to one of our friendly advisers who will help you all they can, and start your claim should you wish to proceed.
Date Published: 23rd March 2014
Author: David Brown