Need to know the cost of a whiplash injury solicitor?
Accident Advice Helpline has put together some of the most commonly asked questions we receive regarding whiplash injuries and claims for compensation.
If you are considering claiming whiplash compensation, you will probably have some questions, some of which may be answered in the article below.
If you have any further questions or need assistance in appointing a whiplash injury solicitor then contact Accident Advice Helpline today. We are open all day, every day.
Q What is a whiplash injury?
A A whiplash injury is a neck injury that occurs when the head moves suddenly and often violently, either forwards and backwards or side to side. The movement causes damage to the ligaments and muscles in the neck and surrounding area.
Q What causes whiplash?
A Whiplash is the most common injury occurring in a road traffic accident. The force of the collision will cause the head and neck to be moved in the violent and sudden way. Whiplash can also be the result of a sporting accident, a violent assault or a fall from a height.
Q What are the common symptoms of whiplash?
A The symptoms of whiplash will vary from one person to another and also upon the severity of the accident. Most whiplash victims however do complain of pain and restricted movement in the neck area. Upon examination the neck and surrounding area may feel tender to touch and be swollen. Many people also complain of headaches.
Q How is whiplash diagnosed?
A Whiplash can be difficult to diagnose, as it cannot be detected by x-rays. The medical practitioner will diagnose you by palpating the area, testing the range of motion and also by talking to you.
Q Who will be able to help me claim for whiplash compensation?
A Accident Advice Helpline will appoint you an expert whiplash injury solicitor. The whiplash injury solicitor will then assist you in taking action against the negligent party and win the compensation that you rightly deserve. Having experience in many similar cases you can be rest assured that the solicitor will do their very best to win your case.
Q What is the cost of a whiplash injury solicitor?
A All of the solicitors that work with Accident Advice Helpline operate on a no win, no fee basis. This means there are no upfront expensive legal fees and if your claim is not successful then you pay nothing to your solicitor.
Q How long will it take my whiplash compensation claim to be resolved?
A Each case is different and the length of time it takes to settle a case depends on the severity of your injuries. If liability is admitted then the claim is fairly straightforward, however if it is disputed then it may take a little longer. On average most whiplash claims are settled within a few months.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 2nd December 2012
Author: David Brown