Our whiplash solicitors can help those who have experienced whiplash injuries from road traffic accidents to claim compensation on a no win no fee basis.
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If you suffered from whiplash injuries that were caused in a road traffic accident or by the fault of another person, please contact our Personal Injury Whiplash Solicitors for a free consultation. When we know the details about how your whiplash injuries occurred, we can advise you in relation to the prospects of success and the timescales for settlement. We offer a No Win No Fee arrangement to pursue your personal injury claim.
A whiplash injury occurs when the soft tissue in the neck and spine is stretched as a result of the body being thrown in a sudden or forceful movement. The most commonly affected areas of a whiplash injury are the neck, back and shoulders. Symptoms of whiplash may include pain, dizziness, nausea, headaches and a feeling of pins and needles radiating down the arms or legs. Whiplash injuries are most commonly caused by road traffic accidents. It is important to note though that a whiplash injury can be sustained in a very low impact collision, with speeds of only a few miles per hour.
You can still claim for whiplash you have sustained in an accident that wasn't your fault, as long as it has happened in the last three years. Usually, you may receive compensation for whiplash from the insurance company of the person who was responsible for your accident.
Step 1 - Exchange details with all parties involved
Step 2 - Gather evidence of the incident using photographs and even contact details of witnesses
Step 3 - Seek medical attention as soon as possible and the medical records of your injury will also be used as evidence
Step 4 - Seek legal advice. On the basis that your whiplash claim is accepted by our solicitors, we will then file a claim to the third party's insurance company on your behalf. Once an admission of liability is obtained we will then arrange a medical appointment with one of our specialist panel experts to prepare a report detailing the injuries you have sustained. On the basis of the information in that report, we will value your claim and arrange for you to attend to any rehabilitation recommended.
To value your compensation, our whiplash solicitors will use a guide called the Judicial Studies Board Guidelines to assess how much compensation should be awarded to you. We will then negotiate a settlement on your behalf with the third-party insurers or solicitors. Once your claim is settled you will receive your compensation. We will then negotiate a settlement of our costs directly with the third-party insurers or solicitors. It also important to keep a note of any out of pocket expenses you have incurred as a result of your accident as these can be claimed back from the insurers also. They may include such things as lost earnings, policy excess, prescription or medical expenses and travelling expenses.
It is important to note that there are strict time limits for making a personal injury claim for whiplash. It is necessary to start the claim within three years of the date of the accident, otherwise, you will not be able to make a claim.