Of all the different types of injury compensation claims that we process, car accident whiplash claims are amongst the most common. The problem with this type of injury, however, is that it is not always felt straight away, and sometimes only comes to light after several days. So if you have been involved in a car accident and think that you have escaped without injury, bear this in mind and do not be surprised if you start to feel worse a few days after the accident.
So what can you do at the accident scene?
There are several things that you can do at the scene of the accident that could help facilitate car accident whiplash claims, should you decide to make one in the future:
- Make a note of the names and addresses of any witnesses to the accident so that they can corroborate your version of events
- If you have access to a camera, or a mobile phone with a camera, take pictures of anything that may have contributed to the accident, such as a badly-maintained road or an unsafe junction
- Obtain the name and number of any police officers that attend the scene
- People should try to remain calm, and write down everything that happened immediately before the accident whilst it is still fresh in their mind, so that those who decide to make car accident whiplash claims in the future, have a written account of events to refer to
It is all very well for us to advise these actions, but we understand that people often do not think clearly in such situations. The main thing to remember is to get medical attention as soon as possible after the accident, even if you do not think that you have sustained any injuries.
How to make car accident whiplash claims
If you want to make a claim for compensation following your accident, call our 24-hour helpline, and our friendly advisors will confirm whether you are eligible to claim, and then carefully guide you through the process. They will be able to give you an idea of how much compensation you could receive, based on previous car accident whiplash claims we have dealt with, and this can give you an idea of whether it is worthwhile claiming compensation.
Alternatively, if you do not want to speak to one of our advisers just yet, you can also obtain some of this information by taking the 30-second test, which is available on our website. The results of this test will tell you if you have a legitimate claim, and also give you an estimate of the compensation amount.
Either way, you should then be able to decide on the best action to take, and if you choose to pursue a claim, we will support you every step of the way.
Date Published: 11th January 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Car accident claims