Hundreds of people suffer the symptoms of whiplash after a car accident. It is a very common condition which is caused by the force resulting from being hit by another car, usually from behind. This condition happens when the head is forced back and forth, spraining the ligaments and muscles in the neck, sometimes affecting the spine and leaving the patient in pain and discomfort.
Symptoms of whiplash after a car accident
The signs that you may have damaged your neck and have whiplash can present themselves anywhere from a couple of hours to the day following a vehicle accident. The symptoms vary from person to person and usually include pain and stiffness, making it difficult to turn the head from side to side. Some people experience pain in their shoulders and the majority experience headaches.
Other signs include blurred vision, dizziness, jaw pain, irritability and fatigue. This can affect you for the rest of your life, unless you receive the proper medical treatment which includes everything from medication, rest and physiotherapy sessions.
Was it your fault?
Many people don’t realise that when they have symptoms of whiplash after a car accident that wasn’t their fault, they have the right to claim for compensation. Accident Advice Helpline is a nationwide law firm specialising in personal injury compensation claims.
The company has over ten years’ experience specialising in this sector of the law and have helped thousands of people with their personal injury compensation claims. When you have the symptoms of whiplash after a car accident you have up to three years to file a claim and you can determine an estimate of how much compensation you can claim by taking the 30-second test on Accident Advice Helpline’s website.
Can you claim?
Anyone who has been involved in a car accident which wasn’t their fault has a right to claim. Accident Advice Helpline have a friendly professional team that are available 24/7 to answer questions and offer no-obligation advice.
All claims are handled on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis, enabling you to get the legal help you need and file your claim within the set time frame. Compensation amounts vary, but you have peace of mind that you have a team of friendly, experienced and professional lawyers behind you to help you get the compensation you deserve. Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim for compensation.
Date Published: 5th July 2014
Author: Jan Newell