The Lancashire coastal resort of Southport is a picturesque place to visit, full of Victorian splendour and plenty of recreational opportunities for residents and tourists alike. It’s ideal for a game of golf, a trip to a nature reserve, a look at an airshow or flower show, or simply a leisurely walk on the beach.
Yes, it’s a popular place to visit, but unfortunately this means that there is some likelihood that you might get into a situation in which you suffer a whiplash injury in Southport. But don’t worry – you could be eligible to claim compensation.
What is whiplash?
Whiplash is such a well-known term these days, but that doesn’t mean everyone understands what it is. Some people’s idea of a whiplash injury in Southport is something that causes a painful neck as soon as a car hits your car at high speed.
Whilst it’s true that car accidents can and do cause whiplash – in fact, they are the most common cause – and the injury is painful, the above scenario isn’t accurate.
A whiplash injury can be caused in a very low speed vehicle collision; it may also be sustained as a result of an accident in a game of sports, or falling off a bike. It’s also possible to get it from slipping and falling.
The pain, stiffness, and tenderness – and maybe headache, dizziness, and nausea, too – are likely to be experienced within the next few hours, or possibly even the next day or so. You may not realise you have a whiplash injury in Southport at the scene of your accident.
Why claim for whiplash injury in Southport?
Your financial situation could take a bit of a nosedive following a whiplash injury. Although the injury can usually be recovered from – and fully – within a few weeks, you might find that you need to take some time off work. Even if you take just a few days off, you could lose pay – enough pay for you to notice the difference.
While convalescing, you might also need the services of a home help, a childminder, or a cleaner. Maybe you will need to use public transport because you can’t drive (yet you’re still paying for the tax and insurance while your car’s out of use).
If you claim and your case is settled successfully, you will receive a payout for these losses, as well as for the injury itself!
Why not call us now?
We have a 24/7 hotline, which is staffed by professional, friendly advisors who are waiting to answer your call – so why not pick up the phone and give us a ring? Or text us, if you prefer.
- Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline
- Dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile
- Text “claim365” to 88010 and await a call from us
If you qualify to claim, one of our no win, no fee solicitors will handle your case. To find out more, get in touch with us!