It is a common misconception that passengers who are traveling in the same car and are involved in a road traffic accident will suffer the same type of whiplash injury. One of the passengers may be injured significantly and be in a lot of pain for months. However, another passenger may recover from a whiplash injury within a few weeks.
One factor affecting the chance of suffering from a whiplash injury is the speed of the car crash. If the crash happens when the cars are traveling at a low speed then the chances are that the whiplash injury will not be as severe as if the car was traveling fast on a motorway.
If a passenger suffers from a pre-existing neck-injury then there is a greater chance that they will suffer more pain after a whiplash injury in a car crash than other passengers.
Another factor affecting the chance of suffering from a whiplash injury in a car crash is bad posture. This means that the position that a passenger is sitting in at the time of impact may cause them to suffer more injury than another passenger who is sitting next to them in the car. Therefore it is not unusual for different passengers in the same car to feel different levels of pain after a car crash and to have different recovery times for a whiplash injury.
If you have been involved in a car crash, even if you are unsure whether you would be able to make a compensation claim, contact our No Win No Fee lawyers today on 0800 0891331 and we will investigate matters for you and advise you on your first step towards receiving the compensation you deserve.