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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Whiplash injury in Gateshead

    Have you got a whiplash injury in Gateshead?

    A number of people believe that a whiplash injury in Gateshead is all in the mind, especially those who allow themselves to be influenced by some articles in the media which indicate, quite wrongly, that it is a made up condition, created purely to gain compensation and that people who seek compensation for it are frauds, and cause us all to pay higher premiums for motor insurance.

    The reality of whiplash

    If you have suffered a whiplash injury then you will know the misery and agony that it can bring, the concern that you could quite possibly live with this pain for the rest of your life, and knowing that some people will not believe what it is you’re going through.

    Our solicitors are different. We are legal professionals who truly care and as part of one of the UK’s longest running and most successful personal injury law firms, we stand you in good stead for winning your compensation case with maximum compensation provided to all.

    Whiplash injury claims – the facts

    Almost two thirds of those who have been victim to a whiplash injury in Gateshead will recover within 12 weeks, but unfortunately a third of people will be left with a chronic condition that will recur throughout their life.

    For 2% they will be left with a permanent disability.

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    Women are more prone to whiplash and the severity of it will increase with age. There is little that can be done to prevent whiplash, even if you wear your seatbelt and have your headrest positioned correctly this does not stop a collision from happening. Over 60% of accidents which have caused whiplash will have been to the front or side of your vehicle, and there will not have been much that you could have done to stop this from happening.

    The reason that whiplash is more usual these days is, paradoxically, because our vehicles and roads are safer. Years ago it was not law that people had to wear their seatbelts – this entailed that if they were involved in a crash they would possibly fly into or through their windscreens – compulsory seat belt wearing prevents this more severe scenario, but it is this which causes lesser, but still painful whiplash injuries.

    Your eligibility

    To see if you’re eligible to claim compensation for your whiplash injury in Gateshead just complete our 30 second test:, which will also indicate how much your case could be worth through Accident Advice Helpline.

    Alternatively, speak to our advisers through the 24 hour advice helpline for some no obligation advice, tailored to you: 0800 689 0500 from a landline / 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. 

    Date Published: 6th July 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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