Research shows that there are increasingly more cars on the road. The good news is that cars are built with safety in mind and are designed to protect their occupants. Interestingly the car safety features that may protect you in a high velocity car crash may not protect you from sustaining a whiplash injury in a low velocity accident; this is related to the G-force involved.
Symptoms of a Whiplash Injury
Whiplash is a soft tissue injury, where ligament and muscle damage to the neck and back may be sustained. It is quite a common injury reported by victims involved in a car accident. The victims head is jolted forwards or backwards, stretching or tearing ligaments causing soft tissue damage to the head, neck and top of the spine.
If diagnosed with a whiplash injury you may experience dizziness, headaches, lack of concentration, pain in the neck area, shoulders and arms. We always advise that you see your GP or seek medical advice following an accident.
Recovering from a Whiplash Injury
The severity of whiplash injuries can vary; it can cause discomfort and moderate pain or be totally debilitating. Whiplash can be diagnosed by medical examination or if necessary an x-ray, we can arrange this for you.
It is common for whiplash injury to be sustained following a low velocity road traffic accident; this is when the vehicles were travelling at a speed of approximately 1 and 25 miles per hour. Of course whiplash injuries can also be sustained for reasons other than a car accident, such as an injury at work, playing sport, or even a trip or fall.
How we can help
If you are thinking of making a whiplash claim for personal injury compensation, our specialist solicitors have an excellent success record in winning and achieving the highest whiplash compensation available for our injured clients.
As symptoms of whiplash injury and the unpredictable recovery prognosis can vary it is vitally important to seek independent legal advice. Contact us today and we will confirm if you are eligible to make a neck injury claim, or claim for whiplash injury compensation. We deal with whiplash claims on a No Win, No Fee basis. We will arrange an independent medical examination confirming diagnosis and prognosis, so that we can get you the highest whiplash injury compensation for the injuries you sustained.