If you have been affected by whiplash you want a solicitor that is experienced enough to help obtain the right to compensation. Our whiplash solicitors are very carefully selected and we only work with the best whiplash solicitors that meet our strict criteria of expertise, speed, level of service and are lawyers that do everything they can to ensure that you win your case and get you the best payout for your claim.
How Does Whiplash Injury Occur?
Whiplash Injury is a cervical trauma that occurs with following a rapid jerking motion to the neck and head when there is a collision between two or more vehicles on the road and occasionally in other cases falls or trips.
Whiplash injuries can happen if the vehicle of the injured driver gets hit by another car from the rear-end, front end or from side impact which brings about an unexpected movement to the neck and head.
This impact causes soft tissue damage to the affected area and can affect muscle tissue around the tendons, nerves, and discs joints. Its always advisable following a car injury to get your self checked over properly by visiting your accident and emergency or GP after the car accident as soon a possible. This medical check up will not only help identify the extent of whiplash injury but also help prove your were injured as the medical check will be noted on your patient records.
A whiplash injury may have some effects on the injured person’s movement and can cause symptoms that range from mild to quite severe or even chronic whiplash, where recovery can take a long time. Diagnosis is usually given by a medical practitioner in an accident and emergency hospital or doctor’s surgery. The good news is that the large majority of whiplash sufferers will not suffer any permanent damage long term damage.
Any person that is injured following a car crash would be wise to contact a Whiplash lawyer who experienced and effective in helping obtain the best levels of compensation. Do not attempt to claim compensation by yourself. It is likely that due to your lack of knowledge of car compensation law that you will loose out and be out of pocket. In this situation, whiplash solicitors are there to help you. A whiplash solicitor will have expertise on the latest cases and whiplash settlement amounts.
How quickly do the symptoms of whiplash appear?
After an accident on the road you may initially feel fine. However the condition of whiplash injury can take time to develop and often is more pronounced and noticeable during the next day or so. Initial symptoms can be any or more than one of the following: A sensation of dizziness and sharp pain or tingling in the neck and shoulder area, occasionally a feeling of nausea, blurred vision, ringing in the ears pain in the jaw, severe headaches or just uncomfortable pain when the neck is performing certain movements. In very rare cases lhermittes sign is also observed when the neck is flexed whihc feels like an electric shock travelling down a nerve.
Our team of expert whiplash lawyers can help you as a victim of car accident whiplash to get the best amount of compensation for your car injuries, in the fastest possible time.
How long will whiplash last?
Everyone is different, and no two accidents are identical. Some people will feel fine in a few days whereas others may take several weeks or months to recover. Usually the treatment for whiplash includes physio and refraining from strenuos physical activity. However it is advisable to keep movement as normal as possible as the neck recovers better when you try to go about your normal day to day activities as best you can, Pain killers and anti inflammatory are sometimes prescribed and heat or ice packs can be a good source of relief to sore and painful areas.
Does whiplash injury occur when hit in low speed car crashes?
Yes you can still get whiplash at low velocity, for example when a car is maneuvering in and out of a car parking space in a petrol station, city centre, car park, and supermarket or shopping retail parks. These kinds of accidents happen when people are rushing around in their hectic schedule and sometimes a moment’s lapsed concentration is to blame. You could be hit in the rear, a hit in side of the car or someone may be reversing at high speed and hit the front end or your car. It does not matter so long as you were not fully at fault you may be able to claim.
Look what hapens to the neck at speeds of only 5km/h
What happens if I want a replacement car?
If you are not at fault for the accident then our whiplash solicitors will not only handle your claim for compensation but will also help with a car hire vehicle as close as possible to what you drive currently whilst your vehicle is being repaired.
It essential that you seek the assistance of an expert solicitor to ensure that you as a victim of whiplash get what you’re entitled to, which is compensation of an appropriate amount to the extent of your injuries and impact on your day to day life. At The Accident Claim Company we pride ourselves on our level of service our speed at getting the whiplash claim process. Win or lose it costs nothing to claim. And when you win you keep 100% compensation without deductions.
Make a claim for whiplash with expert whiplash solicitors today!
If you have been injured and are suffering from whiplash, providing the accident was not your fault then make a claim for injury compensation today. Our whiplash personal injury lawyers are waiting to help you get your claim started. Just contact us and we will take care of the rest.