By far and away the most common form of personal injury that arises from road traffic accidents that were not people’s fault involve whiplash injuries. A whiplash injury in South Somerset will occur when a person’s head is thrown in one direction or the other with considerable force after an impact accident, causing damage to the soft tissue in the neck. But this is not to say that whiplash injuries only occur in road traffic accidents. Whiplash injuries can occur whenever the head is forced back in an accident involving an impact.
If you’ve sustained a whiplash injury in an accident that was not your fault, there will be a chance that you might well be able to retain the services of a top 100% no win no fee* law firm with a view to seeking compensation for what happened to you. You will not need to have been involved in a road traffic accident. If you have medical proof that you have indeed suffered a whiplash injury in an accident that was not your fault, you might well be in line for a compensation payout.
A whiplash injury in South Somerset
Perhaps you were out for a walk on your local playing fields passing by your town’s non-league football team putting in a practice session. If you were to be hit by an errant football in the head without warning, you could well suffer a whiplash injury for which you might be able to take some form of action over.
Maybe you suffered a whiplash injury after tripping on an upturned paving stone on a pavement in your town centre. There will be a chance that you might not even notice anything was wrong at first, as the symptoms of a whiplash injury can take some time to come on, a few days in some cases. Nevertheless, under these circumstances, you might well be able to take action against the local authority that was responsible for the stretch of pavement in question if it could be proved that the offending uneven flooring was responsible for your suffering.
Get the right advice from Accident Advice Helpline
No matter how you’ve sustained a whiplash injury in South Somerset, it will be vital that you get the best legal advice out there if you’re going to stand the best chance of winning a personal injury case and maximising the amount of compensation you receive. With this in mind, you could do a lot worse than picking up the phone and calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. We will give you all the advice you need to start your personal injury claim.
Date Published: 20th July 2014
Author: David Brown