If you’ve suffered a whiplash injury in Barrhead up in Renfrewshire, Scotland, it may have happened while you were either travelling on the M77 or when you were entering or exiting the motorway. Most whiplash injuries are usually called when one vehicle runs into the back of a stationary vehicle.
Being taken by surprise by traffic jams on the motorway
A whiplash injury in Barrhead can often happen on motorways when there is a traffic jam. Drivers are so used travelling at high speeds that they are sometimes taken by surprise when they come up against a traffic jam, even though there are often warning signs on the display gantries that cross the motorways at regular intervals. Drivers caught unaware are often late applying the brakes, which means that they collide with other stationary vehicles albeit at slow speed.
In fact, the average speed at which whiplash injuries take place is less than 40 mph.
Whiplash is normally only a temporary injury
Luckily, a whiplash injury in Barrhead is usually only temporary, with most symptoms healing themselves within an average of between two and six weeks.
Some cases of more serious and chronic whiplash, can however take as long as 12 months or more to fully recover from.
Seeking help from Accident Advice Helpline for a whiplash injury in Barrhead
If you suffered a whiplash injury in Barrhead, whether it was on the M77 motorway or one of the roads in and around town, you could be entitled to compensation as long as the accident was not of your making.
If the blame is attributable to another driver and you obtain medical proof of the injury, then you are both legally and morally titled to claim compensation, and Accident Advice Helpline can help you to do just that.
Levels of whiplash compensation
The average amount of compensation that is paid out for any whiplash injury normally ranges from £875 to £5000. However awards may be higher in the case of chronic whiplash, which takes a protracted length of time to recover from, or for a whiplash injury that that leaves you with a permanent injury.
Also, if you incur any expenses with regard to treatment, or your ability to earn an income is adversely affected, this too will be reflected in the compensation settlement you are awarded.
Using our compensation calculator
Accident Advice Helpline can give you a rough estimate of how much your whiplash injury claim may be worth, by using using the compensation claims calculator on their website. Use this handy tool to find out for yourself what amounts you may be looking at, and to begin the claims process. It’s totally free for anyone to use and takes only 30 seconds of your time.
The no-win, no-fee injury claim process we’ve developed at Accident Advice Helpline, (which is unreservedly recommended by Dame Esther Rantzen), is simple and user-friendly.
If however your personal injury claim is more complicated, you may need help or advice, and can call our free helpline and speak to a member of our customer support team. To access the helpline, call 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0992. If using your mobile.
Date Published: 3rd May 2014