Advice for whiplash victims
If you have been injured in a car accident, you may be suffering from whiplash and should seek medical advice as soon as possible. Even at speeds as low as 15 miles per hour, the impact of a car hitting yours can generate sufficient energy to cause a whiplash injury. This is when the head is thrown sharply forward and then back in an involuntary reflex action, which damages the muscles and tendons in the neck.
Our advice following a car accident is always to seek whiplash advice from a medical expert as soon as you can. Symptoms that may not be apparent immediately following the car accident, quite often appear in the following 24 to 72 hours. Your GP or local hospital will be able to rule out any serious injury and may prescribe medication to help ease the pain and discomfort that usually accompanies a whiplash injury. You should always follow medical advice following a whiplash injury, to avoid exacerbating the injury.
If the emergency services are called to the scene of the accident, you may be given advice from a paramedic about a possible whiplash injury. Depending on the severity of your car accident, you may be taken to accident and emergency department at a hospital. Whenever there is a risk of a neck or spinal injury, the emergency team will place a cervical collar around your neck, and place you on a stretcher to prevent any movements until a doctor is able to rule out a serious neck injury.
Free legal advice for whiplash injuries
If you have whiplash symptoms following a non-fault car accident, we can help you make a claim for whiplash injury compensation. Our solicitors work on a no cost, no win, no fee basis, which means that you will be protected from all costs and legal fees (yours and your opponent’s) whatever the outcome of your case. If you win your claim you will receive your compensation in full without any deductions. Our solicitors will recover their legal fees and costs from your opponent’s insurance company. See No-win, no-fee for more information.
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To speak to one of our solicitor’s now about your whiplash symptoms and for free legal advice about making an injury compensation claim. Call us now on FREEPHONE 0808 143 43 42, or complete the online form and we’ll call you straight back.
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