If you’ve suffered a whiplash injury in Chafford Hundred then you made need to commission our services here at AAH to help you to access the compensation that you may be owed. But before you do so, we must first establish that the blame for the injury lies with someone other than you.
The annoyance of whiplash injury accidents
Accidents that cause whiplash injury also cause annoyance and frustration as well as the pain of the injury. In many instances, whiplash injury victims are just sat in their cars, either parked or waiting in a queue of traffic, minding their own business, when their world is suddenly broken into by another careless or negligent driver crunching into their rear bumper.
The average impact speed of a whiplash RTA is less than 14 mph
The vast majority of RTAs that lead to whiplash injury are low speed affairs. In fact on average, the cars involved, are doing under 14 mph. But even this relatively slow speed is enough to cause the injury. In some ways it’s partly due to the fact that most drivers wear seat belts.
The seatbelts do their job by restraining the body, but of course the head still recoils with the impact, and it is the violent backwards and forwards jerking motion that results, that causes the damage to the soft tissue (the muscles, tendons, and ligaments) of the neck.
The importance of maintaining mobility of the neck
The inflammation that results from a whiplash injury is an automatic bodily response that is designed to protect your neck from further injury by making it painful to move. The problem is that if you don’t move your neck, whilst you’ll save yourself some pain, you will on the other hand, lengthen the duration of the recovery period. This is why medical practitioners always recommend that you should try to move your neck as much as possible; if necessary taking painkillers to manage the resultant pain.
Putting a value on your claim for whiplash injury in Chafford Hundred
Trying to establish how much compensation you could be due couldn’t be easier. Simply visit the AAH website and locate the HOW MUCH calculator on our homepage. Answer 4 simple questions by selecting the appropriate response from the dropdown boxes, and the interactive calculator will establish in principle whether or not your claim is likely to be valid, and will then furnish you with an estimate for your whiplash injury in Chafford Hundred. The whole process doesn’t take more than approximately 30 seconds.
The AAH no win no fee* offer
Here at AAH we work on a no win no fee* scenario, and our services are recommended by the respected consumer champion of yesteryear, Esther Rantzen. If you’d like to find out more about how we can help you, then visit our website, or text “claim 365” to 88010. Alternatively, you can chat to one of our experienced advisers by calling our free helpline on 0800 180 4123 from any landline, or 0333 500 0992 from any mobile.
Date Published: 2nd May 2014