You’ve been in a car crash and want to know ‘how much can I get for a non fault whiplash’?
Picture the scene, you’re sat at a set of traffic lights waiting for them to change to green, perhaps listening to the radio or just thinking about where you need to get to and how late the red light may make you, when you are suddenly hit from behind by a driver who was paying no attention to the road.
Maybe the other driver was on his phone, maybe they were speeding or maybe they were just not concentrating enough on the road ahead of them, whatever the reason was they just hit you from behind and will almost certainly have caused significant damage to your car. What’s worse however, is the fact that they are also quite likely to have caused significant damage to yourself in the shape of whiplash.
What is Whiplash?
Whiplash is a term which covers a collection of differing neck injuries which are caused by distortion of the neck due to a sudden jerking or jolting motion. These injuries are typified by significant neck pain which can last for a considerable period of time. The most common cause ofwhiplash is the kind of incident described above, when an impact from behind jolts you forward in your car seat and then your seatbelt springs you back rapidly, and as such whiplash is an injury more often caused by someone other than the victim themselves.
Can I Claim Compensation for Whiplash?
If you have suffered from whiplash in an incident like the one described above, or in another type of incident that was demonstrably somebody else’s fault then the law states that you are indeed entitled to seek compensation. This compensation is available as recompense for the physical, emotional and financial pain that results from your injury, and you are able to begin claims proceedings at any point within three years of the incident in question. Now that you know this, the likelihood is that the first question which has sprung to mind is that of how much can I get for a non fault whiplash?
How Much Can I Get for a Non Fault Whiplash?
When it comes to the question of how much can I get for a non fault whiplash, there is unfortunately no definitive answer due to the fact that each claim will be assessed individually based on the specific details of the incident and the injury in question. Whilst there is no definite answer to the question of how much can I get for whiplash, there is however a definitive answer to the question of who can help to get all of the compensation that I deserve.
Who Can Help to Get All of the Compensation that I Deserve?
Accident Advice Helpline are at the very top of their field when it comes to personal injury compensation claims, and use their more than 15 years’ worth of experience to always do their utmost to get claimants all of the compensation that they deserve. If they sound like the people that you want to talk to then you can call them on either 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 on your mobile.
Date Published: 27th October 2013
Author: David Brown