When a person who lives in Bubbenhall in Warwickshire is injured in a road traffic accident, whiplash is the injury that they are most likely to complain of. In fact, for a leading law firm like Accident Advice Helpline, this is the injury that they most commonly encounter in personal injury claims. Accident Advice Helpline can allocate you a personal injury solicitor in Bubbenhall who is an expert in whiplash claims.
Why do you need a personal injury solicitor in Bubbenhall to deal with whiplash?
If the accident was not your fault then you can make a claim for compensation for your injuries from the person who was at fault for the accident, this is often another driver. This can be quite legally complex and so you will need the help of a personal injury solicitor in Bubbenhall to help you do it. You can find one by contacting Accident Advice Helpline.
Whiplash is not usually too severe and gets better by itself. You may have neck pain, neck stiffness, headaches and pins and needles in the arms for a while. Some people also get numbness in the arms and have trouble sleeping. However, a small proportion of people get chronic whiplash which can last for weeks or even months and causes huge disruption to everyday life. These people really need a lot of help from a personal injury solicitor in Bubbenhall to deal all the legal aspects of this complicated type of case.
Personal injury solicitor in Bubbenhall and preventing whiplash
There are some things that you can do to try and reduce the severity of whiplash during an accident and the obvious one is to not have a collision in the first place but if the accident was caused by someone else then you may not have been able to avoid it! You can:
- Have a head restraint fitted to all the seats of your car, front and back.
- Most modern cars are fitted with head restraints, they slot into the top of the seat. However, some people choose to remove them. Don’t do this as it is not a good idea!
- Make sure that the head restraint is fitted correctly and that it is far enough forward to prevent your head moving long distances in the event of a collision. You may need to adjust it for passengers of different heights.
- After the collision get your head restraints checked over as they may need to be replaced.
- Head restraints are designed to work with seat belts and airbags. Always wear a seat belt and make sure that the air bags are working properly on your vehicle. If they have inflated during a collision they will have to be re-set by a qualified person.
Date Published: 4th April 2014
Author: David Brown