What is Whiplash?
Whiplash injuries can be severe or mild. It is a relatively common injury resulting from unrestrained sudden impact, when the head is thrown forwards, backwards or side to side. It is also the reason why many of those involved in motor vehicle accidents experience this type of injury. Whiplash is a common injury resulting from collisions in cars. If you have a whiplash injury as a result of a car accident on the Gold Coast or in Brisbane due to the fault of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.
Symptoms of Whiplash
Whiplash injuries can be a painful and restrictive injury. Symptoms often include:
- Pain and limited range of motion of the neck, often muscles feel tight or hard.
- Pain moving neck from side to side and back and forth.
- Stiffness and tenderness when moving the neck
If you believe you have suffered a whiplash injury as a result of a car accident, we advise you seek medical advice first.
How long does Whiplash last For?
Whiplash can vary in severity, so too does the recovery time. Some whiplash injuries can heal in a matter of days and others can take several weeks. On average, it can take 32 days to fully recover from a whiplash injury. For a small percentage of people, whiplash can last longer. Your medical practitioner will be able to provide advice on the injury and the best treatment.
Can I claim compensation for a Whiplash injury?
You may be entitled to make a claim for a whiplash injury if you can provide the following:
- Medical evidence of your whiplash injury
- Evidence of the injury happening
- Evidence that someone else was at fault or partially at fault for your whiplash injury
At Zaparas Lawyers Queensland our expert car accident injury lawyers in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Upper Coomera, can help advise whether you have a case based on the circumstances that have caused your injury. Zaparas operate on a no win no charge basis. This means that, if we don’t win your case, you don’t have to pay legal fees.