Whiplash is a painful and distressing injury to the soft tissues (otherwise known as the connective tissues) in the neck. This consists of the tendons, muscles and ligaments, all of which are extremely delicate. It happens when the head is jolted backwards and forwards quickly, stretching it beyond it’s normal range of movement.
The most common cause is through car accidents, usually when the vehicle is hit from behind, but it can also be seen after fairground or amusement park ride accidents, slips or trips, or even from a blow to the head. If you have suffered whiplash from a car crash in Christchurch, you may be entitled to make a claim
Signs and symptoms of whiplash from a car crash in Christchurch
The symptoms of whiplash can often take up to twelve hours, or in more severe cases longer, to appear. How serious the whiplash from a car crash in Christchurch is all depends on the speed and impact of the accident, but it can happen in even low speed and minor collisions.
If you, or anyone else involved in a road traffic accident begins to display any of the signs, you must seek medical advice as soon as possible. This will make sure that you receive the medical treatment that you need, and it also makes sure that it is noted in your medical records in case you decide to pursue a claim for personal injury compensation.
Some signs to look out for include:
- Pain, stiffness and reduced movement in the neck
- Tingling in the arms and hands
- Blurred vision
- Loss of memory and concentration
Are you eligible to make a claim?
Whether you were a driver or a passenger, you can make a claim for personal compensation if the accident that you were involved in was someone else’s fault. It also needs to have taken place in the past three years, although there are a few exceptions to this rule which we can discuss with you when you phone.
Why choose Accident Advice Helpline?
With over fifteen years of experience in the personal injury field, we are considered one of the leading law firms in the United Kingdom. Our specialist lawyers will work with you on a no-win, no-fee* basis, so there is no financial risk to you – if your claim is unsuccessful, we will not hold you liable for our solicitors’ fees.
Get in touch for more information by phoning us for free on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. You can also find out much your claim is worth by taking the 30-second test on our website.