If you are lucky then you will not know how painful whiplash from a car crash in Exeter can be. However, with more and more of us taking to the roads the chances are that one day you are likely to be involved in some form of car accident at some point in your life. With whiplash being one of the most common injuries as a result of these accidents, then you may not be ignorant of the associated pain for long.
Symptoms of whiplash from a car crash in Exeter
The problem with whiplash however is that it doesn’t always present itself immediately. This means that you can leave the scene of an accident feeling fine (apart from understandably a little shakey and upset). In turn you may be tempted not to see your doctor because you are “alright”.
The next day however you are likely to be feeling a little stiff. You may feel that this is to be expected, and perhaps it is, but it is a demonstration that you have been injured. Your neck may hurt and as a result it may become difficult to move. Some people suffer headaches as a result of neck, back and shoulder pain. You may not be able to turn your head without wincing and you may even have difficulty lifting your arms up properly.
This can mean that your range of movement is seriously reduced and in turn this can make doing every day chores very difficult. You will not be able to drive, you are unlikely to be able to lift your children up and you can find that even getting dressed becomes a mammoth task. What was once not an issue suddenly makes you start to wonder how it’s fair you have been left feeling like this after an accident that was not your fault.
Speak to Accident Advice Helpline about compensation
The good news is that if the accident in question was caused by the actions or negligence of another person, you could have the legal right to make a claim for compensation. To find out if you can all you need to do is phone the team at Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. They can give you a wealth of free, no obligation advice to help you get started.
If you decide that you would like to proceed with a claim then they can also pass you over to one of our in house lawyers who can start the process for you now.
Date Published: 23rd July 2015
Author: David Brown