Making an auto accident injury claim for whiplash following an accident in which you have sustained injuries can be incredibly daunting. Here are five things you need to know to maximise your chances of successfully pursuing a claim:
Auto accident injury claim for whiplash – five top tips
- Obtain specialist advice
Many solicitors practice a wide spectrum of law, however, your chances of pursuing a successful claim and securing the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to could be greatly increased if you appoint a solicitor who specialises solely in auto accident claims. Accident Advice Helpline have been in business for over 15 years and are experts in the field of auto accident law. They are on hand 24 hours a day to provide you with clear, concise advice and to advise you whether you have a claim worthy of pursuing.
- No win no fee
Accident Advice Helpline will work for you on a ‘no win no fee basis’, so that even if your claim is unsuccessful, you will not be faced with a bill for legal fees. This should offer you peace of mind, especially in claims which are more complex and where the outcome is uncertain.
- What can you claim for?
If you are successful in pursuing your auto accident injury claim, you will be able to claim compensation for the pain and suffering you have endured as a result of the accident (including any pain and suffering which is likely to continue in the future). In addition, you may also be able to claim for any ‘out of pocket expenses’ you have sustained as a direct result of the auto accident, such as loss of earnings, travel expenses and prescription charges.
- Compensation amounts
The amount of compensation you are awarded for your auto accident injury claim will depend on how severely you have been injured in the auto accident. For example, a person who has sustained a moderate whiplash injury and cuts and bruises may receive compensation of around £1000, whilst someone who has sustained serious head injuries may receive much more. Your solicitor is unlikely to advise you to settle your auto accident injury claim until you have made a full recovery from your injuries or there is a firm prognosis in place for the future.
Following your accident, you have three years in which to pursue an auto accident injury claim. If you do not act within this time you may be prevented in law from making a claim.
If you need advice today give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. We can help you make that auto accident injury claim for whiplash.
Date Published: 30th July 2013
Author: Jan Newell