Sir Isaac Newton holds the key to a successful whiplash personal injury claim
A whiplash personal injury claim is one of the most common claims after a motor vehicle accident. Few people would associate Sir Isaac Newton and his first and second law of physics as having any bearing on the matter however they do and these two laws are key to successful compensation claims.
So what are the two laws Sir Isaac Newton discovered that have such an important part to play in the whiplash personal injury claim?
- An object at rest tends to stay at rest.
- An object in motion tends to stay in motion.
The combination of these two laws helps us understand the fundamental ideas of whiplash. If we look at these laws in the context of an accident; an object at rest tends to stay at rest. Victims of whiplash are often sat in their car for example at a set of traffic lights and are stationery (this is the first law the victims are at rest and intrinsically want to remain at rest). Another vehicle hits them from behind and propels the victim’s car forward (this is an object in motion tends to stay in motion). They are thrown forward and their real inertia seatbelts work restraining their body, however their head continues in a forward motion (this is law one working again). Their car eventually stops moving and their head is then flung backward (this is law two in action).
The combination of these two laws working is the hub of what causes a whiplash injury which can be by all counts be very painful and debilitating. Some of the symptoms are listed below;
- Ache in the neck and shoulders
- Lack of concentration
- Pain in lower back
Whiplash is a difficult injury to quantify because it affects so many people in different ways making each whiplash personal injury claim a standalone case. Companies like Accident Advice Helpline have spent many years helping individuals successfully claim compensation for whiplash. They have legal practices who partner with them to help the victims of road accidents with compensation claims.
It did affect the compensation claim procedure and the resulting compensation awarded to those who rang Accident Advice helpline to find out if they had a valid claim. A Freephone call is all it took for them start the process. So why not give them a call today on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 21st January 2013
Author: David Brown