What can happen if you get into a car accident that another driver’s fault? The answer is: many things. Your car could be written off or it could need extensive repairs; you could also suffer a range of injuries.
One common injury in car accidents is whiplash, and if you suffer a whiplash injury in Portlethen in a car accident that happened because the other driver did something dangerous – or failed to do something that might have prevented the accident – then you could be eligible to claim compensation.
What is whiplash?
Whiplash is an injury affecting the neck’s tendons and ligaments. It happens because of sudden impact, which causes the head to jerk and pull on the neck.
The symptoms of whiplash are as follows: pain, tenderness and stiffness. Sometimes, people experience nausea and dizziness in addition to these symptoms.
Fortunately, recovery is relatively swift, with the majority of cases of whiplash getting better within a few weeks of the accident.
Brief though the recovery period may be, you may face some financial trouble. Even a sedentary, desk-based job involves movements that can be painful when you have suffered a whiplash injury in Portlethen, so many people find that they need to take time off work.
It is also difficult to take care of the household chores and take the kids to school when you are recovering from whiplash. You still need these things to happen, of course, and so you might hire a home help or a childminder. Their services cost money, and it is staggering just how quickly the expenses can mount up.
Claim compensation for your whiplash injury in Portlethen
Happily, you don’t need to sit and suffer in silence as you recover, because you can claim compensation for your whiplash, and you can begin the process whenever you like by calling Accident Advice Helpline 24/7 hotline and speaking to one of our advisers.
If you qualify to claim, your adviser will get to work on your claim, with the aim of securing you a compensation payout for your whiplash injury in Portlethen. The payout will include an element for the reimbursement of expenses, such as those described above.
How to help your solicitor
You can help your case by making sure you have evidence of your injury, so keep records of your medical treatment filed away. You should add to this file any paperwork that is relevant, such as receipts for childcare, prescription charges and taxi fares.
Include photographs, too – if you have been in a car accident, it is a good idea to photograph the damage to your vehicle and any other property.
Our contact details
We can be reached as follows:
- Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline
- Dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile
- Text “claim365” to 88010
We look forward to hearing what we can do for you about your whiplash injury in Portlethen!
Date Published: 27th July 2014
Author: David Brown