Ask an accident solicitor in Beadlow about claims for whiplash injuries
Minor road accidents such as a car crashing into another at low speed while driving up to a junction can still result in injuries. If you live in the Beadlow area and have been the victim of an road traffic accident that was not your fault and suffered whiplash injuries as a result of somebody else’s lack of due care, you are entitled to claim for compensation, provided your accident happened within the last 3 years.
When you contact an accident advice solicitor in Beadlow, you may find that none of them provide ‘no win, no fee’ services or there may not even be a law firm willing to take on your personal injury case, if they don’t specialise in this field.
Who can I seek advice from?
You can call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 for expert advice on making claims for whiplash injuries. The friendly adviser you speak to can give you honest guidance about your case and how to proceed, if you wish to make a claim. There is no obligation to go ahead with Accident Advice Helpline, but they can assign your case to a ‘no win, no fee’ solicitor, if you want to make a claim and qualify.
The symptoms of whiplash are pain, loss of movement and stiffness in the neck area and often victims suffer muscle spasms, pain in arms or shoulders and headaches. These symptoms are the result of ligaments in the neck having been overstretched against their normal limits. During the impact of two vehicles colliding the victim is violently propelled forward and then thrown back against their seat, resulting in a sprain.
Whiplash injuries are hard to diagnose and unfortunately, this is one area of personal injury claims that has been widely abused by people pretending to be ill. You will therefore have to prove first of all to your accident solicitor that you really do qualify for making a claim and, if you go ahead with a legal partner from Accident Advice Helpline, they may arrange for an additional medical assessment.
This will be done not just to protect the law firm from wasting its time and money and ‘no win, no fee’ means you are not paying any money upfront or during your claim process and an independent medical assessment will also later serve to support your claim, when your accident solicitor writes to the defendant, asking them to accept liability and settle on a figure for compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline
Established in 2000, Accident Advice Helpline has a large network of legal partners across the UK. All of them work on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. Every month, their advisers deal with some 25,000 enquiries about personal injury claims, among them are many calls about whiplash injury claims. Accident Advice Helpline’s solicitors are specialists and have helped thousands of people to gain access to justice and compensation.
You won’t be asked to deal with form filling and many straightforward cases are settled out of court in just a matter of weeks. Give them a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and find out how to make a claim.
Date Published: 20th June 2013
Author: David Brown