If you live in Somerton in Somerset, you may have been involved in an accident in which you sustained a whiplash injury. If so, you could be contemplating making a personal injury compensation claim against the person responsible for your accident. If you have any questions regarding your potential claim for your whiplash injury in Somerton, call us at Accident Advice Helpline.
How did you get your whiplash injury?
When we hear the phrase ‘whiplash injury’ our thoughts go directly to road traffic accidents as these are the most common causes of whiplash. However, you could have got your whiplash injury in Somerton in another type of accident. In fact you can have whiplash after a bang or blow to the head which caused your neck to jerk violently from side to side. The tendons and ligaments in the neck are strained and this is what causes whiplash. In the past you would have had to wear a surgical collar to keep your head in a rigid position, but these days, doctors believe that you need to at least attempt to move your head when you have a whiplash injury in Somerton and elsewhere.
You may not have realised at first that you had a whiplash injury in Somerton, especially if you also sustained other injuries in your accident. Sometimes the symptoms of whiplash twelve hours or more to develop. These are most likely to be a stiff neck and neck pain, but there are also other possible symptoms including:-
- Lower back pain;
- Numbness and/or pins and needles in your arms; and perhaps
Am I eligible to make a claim?
If you are able to prove that the accident in which you sustained your whiplash injury was not your fault, but that of another person, you could be eligible to claim. You may need help to prove these points from an expert personal injury lawyer. If you do, contact us at Accident Advice Helpline and we will put you in touch with a suitable one.
You should have received medical treatment as soon as was physically possible after your accident, and you will need to provide your medical records if you are to proceed with a claim. These will be used to calculate the amount of compensation you receive for the pain, distress and suffering caused by your injury.
If you had a car accident, the police should have been called and you will need their accident report as supporting evidence for your claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
Contact us at Accident Advice Helpline for help and advice about your potential claim. Our freephone lines are always open, but if no one is able to take your call, please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can. From a landline call 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile, ring 0333 500 0993. You can also text ‘claim 365‘ to 88010, if you prefer, and we will call you as soon as we can. Why not contact us now for expert legal advice?