Whiplash Injury in Small CarsSeptember 1, 2010
Pain and stiffness of the neck, numbness or tingling in the arms. Have YOU suffered from whiplash?
As a response to reducing carbon footprints, many car companies are manufacturing reduced sized vehicles. This comes as a great cost to the public. Recent research examined how drivers and passengers in small cars are more likely to suffer whiplash following a road traffic accident than those in larger vehicles.
The motor insurance company Thatcham explained that “good seat design is not something that should be linked to higher value cars”. Matthew Avery from the company added that “the latest set of results will hopefully act as a catalyst for vehicle manufacturers to look at improving seat and head restraints”.
In the mean time two thirds of cars do not give adequate protection from rear-end shunts, the most common type of accident. This technical manufacturing issue affects thousands of people who have unfortunately experienced a road traffic accident.
There are a wide range of symptoms of whiplash including:
- Pain and stiffness of the neck, sometimes extending up to the head and down to the shoulders
- Numbness or tingling in the arms going down into the hands
- Low back pain
- Mental problems, such as poor concentration, memory or mental performance
- Ringing in the ears or tinnitus
- Blurred vision
If you have suffered from any of these symptoms as a result of a road traffic accident that was not your fault it is worth while contacting an experienced solicitor. At Macks we provide a friendly, efficient and professional service. We will ensure that you get any compensation you are entitled to. Contact us now on 0800 980 9390