If you are involved in a South Hams car accident, one of the many injuries you could sustain is whiplash. This painful and disabling condition could well have been caused by someone else, and you may be entitled to claim compensation. Of course, it is not the only injury that can happen in a South Hams car accident, but it is one of the most common because it is so easily sustained.
Victims of a South Hams car accident, and how bad whiplash can be
Many people scoff at the mention of a whiplash injury, they may think that you are not really hurt, that you are using whiplash as an excuse to get compensation. It is obvious those people have never suffered from the condition themselves, because if they had they would realise it is no laughing matter.
Whiplash is basically a sprain in your neck, and we all know how painful sprains anywhere else can be. The difference with this one is that it affects your mobility as well, and can take many months to heal. In fact some victims never fully recover from a whiplash injury.
If you are suffering this condition because of someones else negligence, then you may want to make an injury claim, using the lawyers from Accident Advice Helpline.
The usual ways to get a whiplash injury
There are many ways that you can suffer this injury, here are some of the more common ones:
- Something heavy or solid hitting your head
- Playing contact sports such as rugby or boxing
- Falling off something, such as a cycle or horse
- A rear end shunt between two road vehicles
- Tripping over and hitting your head
Whiplash injuries happen so easily that there are an endless number of ways to sustain it, but if it was in a South Hams car accident, or any other accident, that was not your fault, you should be considering claiming compensation.
The symptoms of a whiplash injury
The symptoms can depend on the severity of your injury, and there are some that you would not associate with a neck injury, but they can include:
- Blurred vision and dizziness
- Back pain, particularly in the lower back
- Depression and anxiety
- Pain and swelling in the neck area
- Stiffness to the neck, and a lack of mobility
- Pins and needles in the arms and legs, which can turn to numbness and aches
- Headaches and migraines
- Nausea and vomiting
- Tiredness because of sleeping problems caused by the discomfort
The medical profession does not have any specific tests for this condition and their diagnosis is based on your symptoms, and the knowledge that you have recently been in an accident. They will send you for tests if they think there may be other problems, like broken bones which can be even more serious.
Accident Advice Helpline
Our helpline is on 0800 180 4123 where you will find our friendly advisors. They will discuss your accident and injuries with you, give you free legal advice, and start the claim if you wish to proceed. You will be under no obligation to do so.
Our solicitors are experts in the field of personal injury compensation claims, they will deal with your claim quickly and efficiently to get you the compensation you deserve, while making it as trouble free as possible for you.
Date Published: 10th June 2014