Have you been involved in a car accident that might have resulted in a Whiplash Injury Claim?
Whiplash is a term that describes injury to the neck that occurs as a result of a car accident which could result in a Whiplash Injury Claim. The most common type of car accident is rear impact where the occupant in the vehicle that gets hit from behind is at the greatest risk of injury, including whiplash.
When your head is suddenly jolted backwards and forwards in a whip-like movement this can cause some of the neck muscles and ligaments to stretch more than normal which results in a Whiplash Sprain. You might be surprised at having symptoms after even a minor road traffic accident, even slow vehicle bumps may cause neck injury symptoms.
Symptoms of Whiplash Sprain:
- Pain and stiffness in the neck which may take several hours after the accident for the symptoms to appear.
- There may also be pain and stiffness in the lower and upper back.
- Pain in the shoulder or between the shoulder blades.
- Difficulty concentrating or remembering.
Medical tests cannot easily determine a whiplash injury therefore proving this when making a claim can be difficult. It is important to take names, addresses and telephone numbers of any witnesses to the accident as well as photographs of the accident scene. For more medical information on Whiplash Injuries please see the following website.
If you have been involved in a car accident that has resulted in a whiplash injury, and the other party was negligent, it is most important that you seek proper legal advice. A whiplash injury claim solicitor will advise you as to what steps should be taken in order to make a claim.
For further information on a Whiplash Injury Claim please contact James McSweeney Solicitors on 1800-515-515. You can alternatively fill out our online enquiry form and we shall contact you directly at a time convenient to you.