Signs Of Whiplash Injury

Signs Of Injury If Someone Drives Into The Back Of Your Car

What happens if someone drives into the back of your car whilst you are at a junction or travelling slowly? What are the signs of injury you should expect and what symptoms are you likely to experience? What is the name of your injury and what action can you take? The purpose of this article is to explore the signs and symptoms of an injury if someone drives into your car.

Immediate signs of injury

One of the first signs of injury you can expect to experience is neck pain. This can be instant or it can appear some hours or days after the accident. The neck pain can be severe or mild.

In addition to these initial signs of injury you might also experience a giddiness or dizziness or even sickness following the collision. These are all perfectly normal and are all symptoms of a whiplash injury.

Other signs of injury if someone drives into the back of your car

Other signs of injury can include the following:

  • Shoulder pain;
  • Back pain;
  • Pins and needles in the arms;
  • Headaches.
  • What should do if you have these signs of injury?

    You should immediately consult your General Practitioner or visit your local Accident & Emergency Department. They will immediately carry out a full medical assessment and ensure that the injuries you have sustained are not too serious. They will confirm the likely diagnosis of a whiplash injury and will advise you to take some anti-inflammatory tablets and to keep moving your neck as much as possible. It is unlikely that they will advise you to rest the neck or use a neck collar which is old-fashioned treatment for this type of injury.

    What should you do next?

    You should seek specialist advice from a whiplash claims solicitor. They will be able to also confirm that your injury is a whiplash injury and will be able to advise you of your rights and options. They will explain that they can make a claim against the person who drove into the back of your car and that ultimately that claim will be dealt with by the driver’s insurance company. If you ask them to help you they will be able to make your claim for compensation for your injuries as well as repairs to, or replacement of, your car.

    Summary

    If someone drives into the back of your car the symptoms you are likely to experience will mainly involve your neck, shoulders, arms and back. There may be other symptoms such as dizziness, giddiness and headaches. You should seek medical advice immediately and legal advice after this.

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