Did you know that one of the most common injuries sustained in a car accident is whiplash? There are many cases where in the motorists do not complain of whiplash until after few days or weeks and are not always aware that they are still entitled to make a whiplash claim for compensation. Unlike other personal injuries, the symptoms of whiplash are not always visible to the naked eye.
Whiplash is a term that is used to describe a neck injury which is caused by suddenly being jolted forwards, backwards or sideways, usually caused by a road traffic accident. The strong, unexpected movement can cause potential damage to the head, neck ligaments and tendons causing them to be sprained.
It is worth remembering that a car accident does not have to be severe for a person to suffer whiplash injuries. Low speed collisions tend to be the one which can cause neck pain. Also, women tend to be more susceptible to whiplash than men. This is because the women’s neck muscles are weaker.
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident which was not your fault, you can start processing your whiplash claims and get compensation from the other person who was responsible for your injuries.