What do I need to know about car whiplash claims?
When making car whiplash claims, there are numerous issues and factors that can affect your eligibility and amount you could receive in compensation from a claim. Some of these issues will be detailed below to help you.
In the event of a whiplash injury in a car accident, it is very important that you get the contact details of any witnesses of the accident, this can include details such as phone numbers, addresses and names. Photos of the accident can also be helpful as eligibility for a claim is based on proving that the party who the claim is being made against has acted negligently and was the cause of your whiplash injury.
In some car accidents, the driver who was to blame for the accident may attempt to leave the scene of the accident or could be driving a vehicle that has been stolen. Try to get the vehicle registration number and contact the police to report the incident.
The doctor who treats your whiplash injury will inevitably prescribe you medicines to help with the pain and treat your injury, it is important to keep evidence of all the expenses that you incur as a result of your whiplash injury so keep a hold of receipts of any medicines you have bought or any physical therapy services records for evidence.
It is also recommended to take note of the road condition at the accident site and any road signs. Even photos taken from your mobile phone can help with a compensation claim. It may be that the cause of the accident was due to incorrect road signage so the evidence will be necessary in making a claim against the government organisation responsible for road safety signs.
Furthermore, the driver who hit your vehicle may have ignored a road sign and the road sign can potentially display clear evidence that the driver was to blame for your car whiplash injury. Compensation claims are important as whiplash injuries can cause expensive medical costs that can continue long into the future.
Who can I make car whiplash claims with?
Compensation claims for car whiplash injuries can be made by calling or texting Accident Advice Helpline on the appropriate phone number. Just dial 0800 689 0500 from your land line, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Alternatively you can text ‘Claim365’ to 88010.