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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Car crash whiplash claim

    When you have been in a car accident, chances are that you have a lot of questions that you want to ask, especially if you’re planning to make a compensation claim. Below are some of the common questions that people ask after they’ve been in a car accident and the answers that help put them at ease.

    How long is the car crash whiplash claim going to take?

    The answer to this question will depend on the accident itself, your injuries, and any other things that are related to the accident. Some claims take weeks, others take months; it’s like any other kind of case. The claims that are straightforward are going to take less time than those that are more complicated.

    How much will you be compensated for your car crash whiplash claim?

    Again, this is going to depend on your accident. The amount that you receive is going to depend on your injuries and any other damages that resulted from the accident. When you chat with your solicitor, they will go over all of the damages that you have sustained because of the accident. They then will present it to the defendant or the case will go to court.

    How quickly must you make a car crash whiplash claim?

    There’s a basic rule that says you have to claim within three years of your accident date, or if you’re a minor, three years following the day you turn 18. However, there are times when this can be extended. If you’re unsure whether or not you can still claim, it’s a good idea to speak with a solicitor and get their advice. They will let you know whether or not you still have time, or if you have waited too long.

    What if you’ve been really badly injured beyond your car crash whiplash claim?

    If you have been injured in an accident, one of the things that you should do is make sure that you get to see a doctor as soon as you can. Waiting to get medical treatment is going to make you look suspicious, because a lot of people wait to get medical treatment and then do it on the advice of their solicitor to get more money.

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    If you have been injured, go to the doctor that day. This will show that you really were injured and that you’re not just doing it to make your case look better.

    Claim experts at Accident Advice Helpline

    These are the things to remember when you have been in a car accident. Being in a car accident can really make you feel worried, but one of the things that you can do is to find yourself a solicitor who can help you. If you’re not sure where to turn to find one, we at Accident Advice Helpline can help you.

    We have a team of specialist solicitors and all of them are very experienced with helping people with their personal injury claims. Call us on 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and let us help you today.

    Date Published: 21st January 2013

    Author: jan_newell

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