People should be aware of the lasting effects of whiplash
There is a lasting effect of whiplash claim solicitors and people should be aware of what they are. Most people will be aware of the short term effects of whiplash.
In the short term passengers and drivers who have been involved in a motor vehicle accident often experience the following symptoms:
- Severe headaches
- Soreness in the muscles around the neck area
- Soreness in the muscles around the shoulders
- Soreness in the muscles of the arms
These symptoms become apparent up to 12 hours after the injury is received. People can take up to 2 years to know to what extent they have been affected by the accident.
It has come to light in a recent survey that the lasting effects have a far greater reaching impact than was originally thought. The findings of this survey revealed the following symptoms were found 10 -15 years after the initial accident
- People who had no history of headaches were still experiencing them many years after their accident.
- There was an increased number of cases of depression in those who had specifically received whiplash injuries.
- Higher incidents of breathing issues for those who had suffered a whiplash injury.
- Cardiovascular disorders were at a higher level in those who had suffered a neck injury from whiplash.
- Many of those who had received a whiplash injury had developed a higher number of digestive disorders.
Of course expert solicitors like those who work alongside Accident Advice Helpline (AAH) are aware of these types of lasting effects of a whiplash injury.
People are being made aware of the lasting effects of whiplash claim solicitors when they speak with them. The teams at Accident Advice helpline are experts in connecting people who had been the victims of whiplash injuries with the specialist legal advice they needed.
The main advice people are being advised is that they should not under state the symptoms they have. Small seemingly insignificant pains or injuries that people noticed in the ensuing weeks and months after their accident, may be the initial signs of something longer lasting and they should let their doctor know rather than ‘soldier on’ without letting people know.
Whiplash claim solicitors seems to be a dark horse in terms of the lasting effects it can have on people and these legal professionals are trying their best to educate people in to the long term consequences. These revelations are important and can have an impact on just how much money can be awarded in a compensation claim.
Whiplash claim solicitors can be approached in several different ways when piecing a compensation claim but they need all of the information and that is down to the claimants telling their doctor all of the information. The doctors and solicitors can then work out the best approach to take in court to ensure the claimant stands the best chance of winning their claim.
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: 2nd December 2012
Author: David Brown