Whiplash from my car accident. Can I claim?

Driving is a physical activity, even if it doesn’t seem like it. Think about it: You’re hurtling down the road or motorway in a metal box that needs you to be strapped into place – and there’s a reason you have to be strapped in…

You must have heard of whiplash? Well, we’re going to explain about it and why you may be entitled to compensation if you got whiplash in a car accident that wasn’t your fault.

When you’re on a roller coaster, or even doing sports and yes, driving, your body is being put through harsher physical conditions such as increased velocity, fast turns and jerky movements. All of this increases the chances of being strained, whether in a crash or some other kind of harsh movement – this can lead to damage to the neck and the pain can be due to damaged nerves, muscles, ligaments, tendons and even bones in your neck, and we call this damage ‘whiplash’.

People often notice that sometime after the accident, the pain from whiplash can spring up. The reason for this delay is that during a scary event such as a car crash, your body releases adrenaline, which reduces the pain and helps you stay alert and safe. Even if you feel no pain from whiplash immediately after your crash, you should seek legal help as soon as possible and medical help if you feel any physical discomfort.

If you have gotten whiplash from a crash that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries AND potentially for damages to your vehicle. Ask Legal Solicitors are always on hand to help guide you here, just give us a call on 0161 436 0006 and we’ll help you get the compensation you deserve.