The answer to the question, “How long does a whiplash settlement take?” is one which can only be estimated; no one can tell you with any amount of certainty. The sooner you make your claim, the better. It must be made within three years after the date of the accident.
“How long does a whiplash settlement take?” is a thorny question, as it might only take three to six months. However, depending on the severity of the whiplash and the details of the accident, it could take up to a year to be settled or even longer.
You may want to put the matter into the hands of an experienced personal injury solicitor. In that case, you will have to go over all the details of the accident and provide the solicitor with all the information they need in order to build a case. You will need to provide witnesses to the accident and your injury so that they and your medical practitioner can attest that you have indeed been suffering from whiplash. If it is chronic whiplash, then you could still have the symptoms after a few months.
I have a solicitor now. How long does a whiplash settlement take?
You have given your solicitor all the information they required; now they have to make a case. They should be able to give you an estimate of the sum you could receive and will then contact the insurer of the other driver to inform them of your claim. After all the evidence your solicitor has gathered has been sent to the insurer, all you can do is wait for a response and hope that the insurer agrees to settle out of court. If they don’t, you will have to wait for a court date before the case is heard. That could take six months or a year, but is an unlikely scenario as almost all cases are settled outside of court.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you wish to make a claim for an injury sustained in an accident that was no fault of your own, and that accident happened within the last three years, then you can make a personal injury compensation claim. If you need expert legal advice about how to make a claim, then you could contact us here at Accident Advice Helpline.
We are a law firm who operate with a team of expert solicitors all across the UK. We have more than 15 years’ experience in the field of personal injury compensation and can advise you about your possible claim. We might be able to give you an estimate of the time period involved in answer to “How long does a whiplash claim take?”
Call us on one of our freephone numbers now for expert advice about any possible claim you think you have. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993 now. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.