An accident solicitor in Copthorne
A whiplash injury happens when a car is hit by another car from behind. The shock of the impact pushes the passengers’ bodies forward. As the head goes forward first, it then snaps back, causing distress to the neck. Afterwards, there is a second shock when the body goes forward but the head lags behind.
Often, the pain is not felt until the second day after the accident. Also, the injury is mostly not visible on the skin, as what gets affected are the neck’s ligaments.
What you should do if you’ve suffered a whiplash injury
If you were not the one who caused the car accident, you can file a personal injury claim up to three years from the date it happened. If you talk to an accident solicitor in Copthorne, they will explain that what need to do as soon as possible is get a medical report. Also, if you are getting treated by a massage therapist or doing physiotherapy sessions, keep all the receipts they give you. These are all expenses that are eligible to be reimbursed and if the whiplash injury has been keeping you from doing your work and this resulted in lost wages, it is very probable that you will also be compensated for them as well.
Who you should work with
An accident solicitor that is specialised in road traffic accidents is definitely an option. Although it might be easier to work with a bigger company, where things would go smoother. With Accident Advice Helpline, for example, personal injury claims are almost always solved over the phone and over the internet. That might not be the case with an accident solicitor in Copthorne.
So if you want, you could even do it today. Call us at 0800 689 0500 or, if you’re calling from your mobile, at 0333 500 0993 and talk to one of our specialists. They can explain everything you need to know about the whole process of filing your personal injury claim.
Fees and other things
Accident Advice Helpline is one of the accident claim companies that work in a “no win, no fee*” system. This way, you don’t worry about having to pay your legal advisor any fees in advance. Another thing that is important, when it comes to the financial aspect, is that starting a claim with Accident Advice Helpline doesn’t cost you anything up front.
If you look through our Testimonials page, you will definitely find some whiplash injury claims that we have worked with. You can see what their outcomes were and it will give you an idea of how much money you can receive. Once you talk to us, we could also tell you more or less how long it will be until you receive your money. This estimate is also made by comparison with other similar cases.
Date Published: 19th July 2013