Myths about a whiplash injury in Eaglescliffe
There are many myths about a whiplash injury in Eaglescliffe, some of which stop innocent victims from claiming the compensation they could be entitled to. But whiplash is like all other personal injuries in the respect that if you suffered it in an accident that was not your fault, sometime in the last three years, and you had to seek medical attention, you could be entitled to make a claim. Just some of the myths are:
1. Whiplash is a minor injury:
Whiplash is chronic in almost 50% of cases which means that a victim will suffer for longer than six months. In 2% of sufferers, they will be left with a permanent disability – certainly not minor for many.
2. Whiplash can’t come from slow moving vehicles:
A whiplash injury in Eaglescliffe is actually much more likely to be the result of a low speed crash and can even be caused when a vehicle was traveling just 5 m.p.h – the same speed as a milk float! This is because RTA’s are much more likely when a motorist is being negligent, distracted, restless or hotheaded during a traffic jam, congestion or when coming up to traffic lights. Act badly behind the wheel and you drive badly.
3. Whiplash only comes from car accidents
Whiplash can be caused in endless different ways. All it takes is a sudden jolt to the head that causes it to move out of its normal movement zone. This can tear or stretch the muscles and ligaments in the neck and this causes the pain of a whiplash injury.
4. Whiplash injuries made up after the accident just to get compensation:
A whiplash injury in Eaglescliffe could actually take two days to become apparent, after the accident – and after the urgent medical treatment which diagnoses your ailments and injuries on spec. As whiplash won’t be apparent then, it won’t be diagnosed and this will only happen, hours or days after the event which causes incorrect and informed hearsay.
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Date Published: 7th September 2014
Author: David Brown