19/06/2017 0 Comments
Whiplash and Soft Tissue Injuries
When someone is involved in a road traffic accident, whether this is in a car or a motorbike, the level of injuries that you can sustain can be extremely serious. The two most common parts of the body to suffer injury are the neck and back in road traffic accidents. When you are involved in a car crash, the velocity of the cars coupled with the weight of the vehicles can cause rapid movements which can cause you to sustain serious whiplash injuries.
You must ensure that you wear your seatbelt and that your car has a headrest as these can not only cause severe injuries but could affect the level of compensation you would be entitled to.
Whiplash injuries are sometimes referred to as soft tissue injuries and insurance companies are sceptical of these due to the difficulty in gaining evidence to support whiplash injuries.
Nevertheless, at Rogers Solicitors, we have dealt with hundreds of road traffic accidents involving whiplash and soft tissue injuries and they are deserving of compensation. The most important aspect to strengthen your personal injury case is to seek medical attention immediately as this will be documented and used as evidence to support your claim.
While soft tissue injuries are viewed as less severe than fractures, we have dealt with many clients who suffered whiplash and soft tissue injuries that had ongoing pain for a similar amount of time as those with fractures. There are a large number of contributing factors when it comes to road traffic accidents and every accident is different. Therefore, if you have been involved in an accident that was caused by a negligent driver, seek legal advice as soon as possible as in most cases we find there is a case.
Individuals who are involved in motorbike accident may sustain tremendous injuries surpassing whiplash and soft tissue injuries. However, simply because they were a helmet and protective clothing does not warrant the belief that they are less likely to sustain whiplash or soft tissue injuries. Anyone involved in a motorbike accident should immediately telephone the emergency services including the ambulance and the Gardaí. As noted previously, this not only can prevent you from sustaining greater injuries but it will allow your personal injury solicitors to request medical records which document the accident and abstract Garda reports.