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Car and Whiplash Claims

Whiplash can happen after a road traffic accident has occurred. As there were 136,621 road traffic accidents in 2016, it is safe to say that there is a good chance that whiplash will occur in an accident and you could potentially be entitled to compensation.


Whiplash injuries occur when the neck is suddenly distorted, causing the head to make a movement similar to the end of a whip when it is cracked. It can often be tricky to deal with, as the symptoms don’t normally appear immediately after an accident, and can often take up to 12 hours or more before you begin to feel the effects, including several days after the accident itself. This makes it imperative for you to go and visit a doctor as soon as possible after an accident has happened so that you can be treated.


The results of a road traffic accident can be severe at times, and can include serious spinal injuries, as well as more minor injuries such as whiplash or fractures of the neck. Symptoms of whiplash or a neck injury can include:

  • minor stiffness or soreness in the neck, back and shoulders
  • severe pain across the entire body
  • swelling and numbness
  • pins and needles in the arms and hands
  • restricted movement
  • muscle spasms
  • dizziness
  • tiredness
  • blurred vision
  • ringing in the ears
  • headaches


If you’ve been involved in an accident, you should seek immediate medical attention even if you don’t feel any pain straight away as the symptoms of whiplash can often manifest several hours or days after the accident has occurred. A doctor can then examine you carefully and treat you accordingly.
Discussing your potential personal injury claim and your options with one of our specialist road traffic accident solicitors is an important step. Our specialist personal injury solicitor will provide guidance on how best to proceed with making a claim.


As every injury is personal, the amount you can potentially claim will be personal to you. To gain an estimation on the amount of compensation you could be entitled to, you might find it helpful to try our Compensation Calculator.

Our London based team are sensitive to your unique situation and can help you through the personal injury claims process. We advise clients across the UK on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis so please give us a call or send us an email to arrange a free initial consultation where we can assess your situation and advise you on what the next steps in the process should be.

Our whiplash injury claim legal specialists are part of our London based car and road accident claims team. We have four decades of experience helping clients from around the UK with a wide variety of legal matters. For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0800 437 0322.

Our Personal Injury Solicitors are backed by four decades of experience. Our legal practice and team of London Solicitors have a strong track record of achieving favourable client outcomes. For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0800 437 0322 today.

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