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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Whiplash accident


    The Effects of a Whiplash Accident are seen using Crash Test Dummies

    We are all used to seeing the effects of a whiplash accident as crash tests dummies are propelled into brick walls to simulate the effects of a car crash. Watching these films that show how whiplash injuries can be sustained, it does not bare thinking about that one upon a time humans carried out testing.

    Some of these early pioneers were propelled at high velocity and then suddenly brought to a halt to simulate the effects of a whiplash accident. The effects were devastating and caused major injuries to those who partook. Today those who have had a whiplash accident can associate with the pain experienced by these historic pioneers.

    Crash test dummies replaced humans and soon a very scientific approach started to develop into finding out what the effects were on people when they had a car accident. The dummies used were constructed to simulate a human’s size and weight. They were constructed to have joints that reacted the same way that humans would react in a car accident and by 1975 the crash test dummy we now recognise had been created. This gave testers some amazing insight as to how the human body reacted under extreme braking. Armed with this knowledge car safety was improved.

    Injuries sustained from whiplash are quite difficult to quantify as each person reacts differently to whiplash. Some experience headaches, some nausea in fact the symptoms can show them self in a multitude of different ways. A whiplash accident victim may not realise the full extent of their injuries for several hours after the event and when combined with the shock they receive this can be an altogether traumatic experience.

    There is always help at hand with companies like Accident Advice Helpline (AAH). They are an independent company who have many partners who can help with whiplash accident claims. Their legal partners have years of experience in helping clients claim for whiplash injuries they have received.

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    The advice is always has the victims interest at its very heart and the lawyers who work with Accident Advice Helpline fully understand the pain, disruption and trauma whiplash victims have gone through. Due to the nature of a whiplash injury insurance companies often try and marginalise the effects of the injury. Lawyers who have experience of thousands of victims know how to deal with these insurance companies and in the language they speak.

    The work carried out and experiments undertaken using crash test dummies often provides conclusive evidence as the likely outcome of a whiplash accident. Insurance companies sometimes try to play down the effects of car accidents and the whiplash that victims sustain from them, specialist injury lawyers are quick to remind them of the outcome of experiments from thousands of hours of crash test dummies being driven at high velocity, towards unforgiving walls to show the effects of a whiplash accident. This evidence can be very persuasive in winning whiplash accident claims.

    So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: 30th November 2012

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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