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Cardiff Woman Suffers Severe Whiplash Injuries In A Road Traffic Accident

Irwin Mitchell’s specialist road traffic accident team has recently helped a woman claim compensation, after a lorry crashed into her vehicle leaving her with serious whiplash injuries.

Sarah was approaching a roundabout whilst travelling along the A4119 in Cardiff. As she slowed down to negotiate the island, a lorry travelling behind her ran into the rear of her car, pushing her into a transit van in front of her.

Sarah’s car was hit with such force, that she sustained multiple injuries to her neck, shoulder, back and her right arm. Whilst waiting to be seen at the local A&E Department, Sarah began to feel nauseous and suffered severe pain in her shoulder and neck. After a two hour wait, Sarah decided to go home as she wanted to rest in her own bed.

After a very restless night, Sarah revisited the A&E department the next morning where doctors examined her and sent her for an X-ray. Results from her examinations lead doctors to diagnose her with severe whiplash and prescribed Sarah with Ibuprofen for the pain and swelling.

Unfortunately, Sarah was forced to take six weeks off work and required assistance from her family members to help with everyday tasks, such as getting dressed, cooking, laundry, housework, shopping and gardening.

Sarah decided to contact Irwin Mitchell, as she wanted an established and creditable law firm to help prosecute the lorry driver and achieve a financial compensation.

As a result of the hard work and dedication of the Irwin Mitchell personal injury team, Sarah was awarded over £16,960 in an out of court settlement.

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