How To Deal With A Whiplash Injury
by: Mohammad Latif
Having the right accident solicitor makes all the difference in the world when you make a whiplash injury claim. Choosing the wrong one means you’re back behind the wheel, at the accident.
It happens all the time: long, tiresome travel, a moment of distraction or a sudden meeting with a road-hog – and suddenly you end up in a crash. Whiplash injury is very often, maybe 80% of the time, the result of car accidents.
It’s an injury caused when the neck suddenly jerks backwards and forward or vice versa during a collision. A small percentage of whiplash injuries can cause traumas lasting many several years with many chronic problems. Each year British insurers deal with approximately 250,000 claims for this kind of injury! That’s a quarter of a million claims.
Recognise The Symptoms!
There are no two identical accidents and the symptoms of a whiplash injury may vary depending on e.g. vehicles’ speed, kind of collision (whether it’s front, rear or side), etc. Saying all that, there are some symptoms, which may often vary on a day-to-day basis. Victims can suffer from headaches, dizziness and nausea together with vomiting. Shoulders and arms become stiff or numb or one can feel neck and back pains or ‘pins and needles’ type of feeling. Blurred vision and ringing in the ears may also occur.
The Whiplash Injury Claim
As you will see, whiplash injury may result in long months of health problems and discomfort. Wearing a collar support, living on pain and anti-inflammatory medications – is not an easy time for anyone. Not mentioning how it can affect your daily job making it difficult or even impossible to perform the simplest task...