At Accident Advice Helpline, we deal with many claims for whiplash injury in Polruan. We also receive many requests for information about how whiplash injury is caused and how it can be avoided.
With more than 15 years’ experience in the field of personal injury law, we have gained quite a lot of knowledge about whiplash, and as one of the largest law firms in the UK, we certainly know a thing or two about the process of making a claim.
Let us tell you some facts about whiplash.
How is whiplash injury caused?
A whiplash injury in Polruan can have many causes. Perhaps the most common, and certainly the most well-known, is a car accident. Most of us know, or know of, someone who has been in a car accident and ended up with a whiplash injury.
But whiplash can, in fact, be caused by any incident in which sudden impact is felt. This sudden impact causes the head to jerk and the jerking motion puts strain on the neck. The tendons and ligaments within the neck are damaged, and this damage causes pain, tenderness, and stiffness. These are the symptoms of whiplash.
How can whiplash be avoided?
Avoiding a whiplash injury in Polruan is easier said than done! As a personal injury law firm, we deal with claims for whiplash sustained in accidents that were caused by someone else. It’s difficult, of course, to avoid someone else’s deliberate actions or negligent behaviour.
Nevertheless, there are some things you can do to minimise the risk of getting injured:
- Drive carefully; pay attention to other road users and the driving conditions, and make sure you leave plenty of space in front of you
- When cycling, watch out for potholes in the cycle path; if on the road, do the same and make sure that you are highly visible (wear an appropriate vest and use lights)
- If walking in icy conditions, choose gritted footpaths where possible
Of course, this may seem like common sense – and it is. But so many of us, these days, are distracted by the various demands upon our time, and we sometimes lose awareness of our surroundings. It happens all too easily.
Claiming compensation for a whiplash injury in Polruan
Sometimes, it’s unavoidable that you will get whiplash, and if the accident causing it was someone else’s fault, get on the phone to Accident Advice Helpline and claim compensation.
Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Alternatively, text “claim365” to 88010, and someone will be in touch with you.
The process is straightforward. Your details will be taken by a professional, friendly advisor, and if you qualify to claim, your details will then be given to one of our team of no win no fee* solicitors.
If your claim is successfully settled, you’ll receive a payout for the injury and for any expenses incurred as a result of your accident.
For more information, call us now!
Date Published: 18th August 2014
Author: David Brown