The most common form of injury incurred during a car accident is a whiplash injury. A whiplash injury is caused due to the strong force created when a car impacts with another vehicle or object.
Seat belts are installed to ensure that in the moment of impact you are not thrown forward and out of your vehicle. Head movement however, cannot be easily prevented, therefore in the moment of impact the head is thrown forward and back, creating a whiplash effect.
Making a Whiplash Injury Compensation Claim
If you have been involved in a road accident in Scotland, and have suffered a whiplash injury, you may be entitled to make a whiplash injury compensation claim. In order to make a claim for whiplash you must be able to show that your injuries were due to the negligence of the other party.
Following any road accident you must share contact and insurance details with the other parties involved.
Contact the police if they are not already present at the scene of the accident.
Take note of your injuries and any treatments you receive due to your injuries following the car accident.
Watermans Accident Claims and Care are a highly qualified team of specialised accident claim solicitors. Contact us today for more information or to find out about making a whiplash injury compensation claim.