Statistically there is a strong chance that we will be involved in a road accident at some point during our lifetime. This is no surprise when one considers the growing number of vehicles on the roads. Road accidents often result in injury, and whiplash is by far the most frequently seen injury in such victims. As a result, whiplash claims are commonplace and if you have suffered a whiplash injury that was not your fault you have a legal right to make a claim for compensation. Some whiplash injuries can lead to a length of time off work and, in many cases, loss of earnings. Compensation for your suffering is therefore a sensible thing to consider. Let’s have a look at what whiplash is, and how to claim.
A typical road accident that results in whiplash is one in which a vehicle collides with another while it is moving. This results in a sudden shock that will propel the occupants of the car forwards and backwards in quick succession, and in a violent manner. The spine is bent beyond its natural limits, and the soft tissue between the vertebrae, there to enable movement, is torn and damaged. The result is the pain, loss of movement and other symptoms that typify whiplash. To start your whiplash claims today or to find out more about claiming compensation, simply fill out the form above or give us a call for free on 0800 840 7293 and speak with one of our advisers.
Negligence and Whiplash Claims
In order to make successful whiplash claims you have to be able to prove that your injury was caused by the negligence of another party. In the case of a car accident claims this could be a driver who was not paying attention or the state of the roads being unsatisfactory. Proving negligence sounds difficult, and that is why you are advised to seek the help of a professional with expertise in this area of the law. As we will explain later on this may not be as expensive as it appears. The courts can be a complex and confusing place for the novice, so it is not recommended that you go it alone!
Whiplash Claims Solicitors
If you look among the many solicitors that can help you with your claim you will find that they offer a no win, no fee package; this means that you will not pay if you are unsuccessful with your claim. Many people have made successful claims for whiplash injuries, and many more will do so as accidents continue to happen. Remember, it is your legal right to claim compensation for injuries suffered at the hands of a third party. To start your whiplash claims today or to find out more about claiming whiplash compensation, simply fill out the form above or give us a call for free on 0800 840 7293 and speak with one of our advisers.