A car accident is a terrifying and traumatic experience, the psychological effects of which can take a lifetime to recover from. When the accident you are involved in isn’t your fault, this can make the experience even more difficult to deal with.
As well as the emotional impact and the financial consequences that a car crash can have, when physical injuries are added to this, everything can feel like too much to handle.
There are many injuries that can be caused by a car accident. One of the most common is a whiplash injury. If you suffer whiplash from a car crash in North Warwickshire that was not your fault, you have the right to be compensated.
What is whiplash?
Whiplash is a non-medical term that is used to describe a wide variety of neck injuries that differ in severity and length of recovery.
A whiplash injury is caused by a rapid movement of the head in any direction. When you are in a car crash, it is common for your head to be thrown forwards and then backwards suddenly. This puts extra strain on your neck, damaging tendons and ligaments.
Tenderness, pain and restricted movement in the neck are the main symptoms of a whiplash injury. Headaches are also a frequent side effect of whiplash.The most important thing to remember about a whiplash injury, is that the symptoms can sometimes take up to 12 hours to show themselves fully. This is why it is important after a car accident to seek immediate medical treatment and diagnosis.
Compensation for whiplash from a car crash in North Warwickshire
If you are involved in a car crash that is not your fault, and you suffer a whiplash injury as a result, you are entitled to compensation for the pain you have been forced to endure.
For careful drivers, it can be incredibly frustrating when somebody else’s carelessness causes you to be involved in an accident. You show courtesy to other road users, and you should be able to expect that in return.
Unfortunately that is not always the case. When somebody else’s reckless driving causes you to suffer a whiplash from a car crash in North Warwickshire, Accident Advice Helpline can help you claim the compensation you are entitled to.
Contact us today
Accident Advice Helpline understands how damaging a whiplash injury can be. We are here to offer support and advice after you have been involved in a car accident.
Call us today from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 or free from your landline on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you can make a no win no fee* claim.
Date Published: 22nd July 2015
Author: David Brown