Whiplash is an injury to the neck caused by its sudden and sharp movement. Whiplash is most commonly associated with road traffic accidents, but can also be caused by sports injuries and falls from heights. Whiplash occurs in road traffic accidents when a vehicle is hit from behind - it does not have to be a severe impact to result in injury. If you have suffered whiplash in an accident that was not your fault then you can make a compensation claim against the negligent party’s insurance company. This is because an accident that has resulted in a whiplash injury is likely to have occurred because of a breach of duty of care, for example, because of a speeding driver.
Whiplash Accident Claims Lawyers
Whiplash is a common injury which is caused by road traffic accidents. In the event of a crash or bump, the driver or passengers head is thrown forward and then back quickly, putting strain on the delicate muscles, sinews and tendons of the neck. It can sometime be a few days before symptoms occur. The symptoms can vary from minor discomfort to serious and ongoing pain and loss of mobility.
Symptoms of whiplash include headaches and a painful or stiff neck, shoulder or arms. The unusual feature of whiplash injuries is that in some cases the symptoms do not appear until days after the accident. Therefore, following any accident, you should make a careful note of the following information (if you are fit to do so) in case you have to rely on them later:
• Insurance and registration details
• Car make, model and colour
• Road and weather conditions
• Details of any witnesses
Whiplash Injury Compensation
The amount of compensation you can claim following a whiplash injury will depend on the seriousness of your injury and it can vary from £1,000 to £100,000. In addition to compensation for the whiplash a claimant can also recover any other losses they have incurred from damage to property to loss of income and medical expenses including physiotherapy. This will be paid out by the negligent party’s insurance company.
Making a whiplash compensation claim is simple and your Leeds based personal injury solicitor** will not only guide you through the process, they will do so on a no win no fee* basis so you will not have to pay expensive legal fees. However, if you want to bring a whiplash injury compensation claim you must do so within three years of the date of the accident and therefore you should speak with a Leeds personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Whiplash Injury Claims solicitors** Leeds
If you or a loved one has suffered the injuries described above, and someone else is to blame, contact us today.
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**We have a team of technical claims qualifiers who will speak with you and if you have, in our opinion, a valid claim we can refer your case to one of the personal injury solicitors on our panel.