The Aberdeenshire town of Ellon lies just 16 miles from Aberdeen and had a population of 9,860 people in 2006. A popular dormitory town for Aberdeen, the town has grown with the expansion of the oil and gas industry in the city. The A90 and several other roads link to the surrounding area, but with increased traffic on the roads, there has been talk of reopening the old railway line. Due to its proximity to the city, finding solicitors in Ellon shouldn’t be difficult if you’ve been injured in a road traffic accident, but you may struggle to find a specialist personal injury solicitors offering a 100% no-win, no-fee service. It might be a good idea to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline after your accident to see if you have a viable claim.
Why do you need solicitors in Ellon after your accident?
If you have been injured through no fault of your own and somebody else is to blame then you could make a personal injury claim within three years of your accident. You’ll need the services of a personal injury lawyer, however you don’t necessarily have to use a local solicitors in Ellon. Road traffic accidents can often result in serious injuries, but one of the most common injuries that we handle claims for here at Accident Advice Helpline is whiplash. This is an injury to the soft tissues of the neck which occurs when your head and neck are jolted suddenly forwards and then backwards, generally at the point of impact during a car crash. It may not be considered a serious injury, but whiplash can still be incredibly painful and debilitating, impacting your daily life and your ability to go to work and earn a living for your family.
Symptoms of whiplash and the recovery period
You should seek medical attention if you are suffering from the symptoms of whiplash, which can include pain and stiffness when moving your head and neck, swelling, dizziness and tiredness. There are other, less common symptoms too. Most people don’t need medical treatment and will be advised to rest and carry out neck exercises to keep the neck mobile and speed recovery time. You’ll generally be back at work within a few weeks, but in some cases, chronic whiplash can persist and leave you in pain for months or even years. If this has happened to you then you could be entitled to a more substantial personal injury settlement to reflect the impact your whiplash has had on your life.
Get in touch with us today
If you need solicitors in Ellon because you’ve suffered whiplash after a speeding or distracted driver ran into your vehicle then we can help you to get the compensation you deserve. You can call us today on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile for confidential, no-obligation advice. Or if you’d like to find out how much compensation you could receive, you can take the 30-second test on our website right now for an idea.
Date Published: 3rd August 2017
Author: Rob Steen