For a safe and careful driver such as yourself, the idea of being involved in a car accident in North Tyneside does not bear thinking about. But however conscientious a driver you are, there is always the risk that the recklessness of another driver will cause an accident that leads you to suffer from a serious injury.
If you are stopped at traffic lights, and the driver behind you is not concentrating on the road, it could lead them to drive into the back of you at high speed. Such an accident is not only traumatic for you and damaging for your car, but the impact could cause you to suffer a whiplash injury.
What is whiplash?
Whiplash is a non-medical umbrella term that refers to neck injuries caused by rapid movements of the head. Whiplash is one of the most common injuries suffered in a car accident.
Your head is forced forwards and then backwards in quick succession, putting extra strain on your neck, causing damage to tendons and ligaments. Despite it being a common injury, whiplash can be incredibly painful and very debilitating. Rehabilitation can be a long term process.
Have I suffered whiplash from a car crash in North Tyneside?
Whiplash is often very difficult to diagnose, partly because symptoms do not always show immediately.
If you suffer from pain in your neck after a car accident, or stiffness and restricted movement, then whiplash is a likely cause. In many cases whiplash can also cause severe and recurring headaches.
Because these symptoms can take up to 12 hours to occur, it is always worth seeking immediate medical attention after a car accident. If you have been rear ended by another driver, forcing your head forwards and then backwards quickly, then it is very likely that it will result in some kind of whiplash injury.
Compensation when an accident is not your fault
If you have suffered whiplash from a car crash in North Tyneside that was not your fault, you should not have to deal with the financial ramifications caused.
If your work life is affected, or if you have to find alternative methods of transport because your whiplash injury leaves you unable to drive, the cost can mount up quickly. Accident Advice Helpline believe that this is not fair, and you deserve to be compensated for your injuries. This will mean financial stability for you and more time to focus on your recovery.
We operate on a no win no fee* basis to ensure that there will be no legal fees upfront when starting your claim.
Contact us today
If you have been the victim of whiplash from a car crash in North Tyneside, call Accident Advice Helpline now from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 or free from your landline on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you can make a claim.
Date Published: 22nd July 2015
Author: David Brown