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    How much compensation for whiplash


    Things That Affect How Much Compensation for Whiplash Someone Gets

    When someone has suffered whiplash because of a car accident, one of the things that they want to know about is how much compensation is obtained for whiplash. The truth is that the compensation for whiplash is going to depend on a number of factors.

    How Much Compensation for Whiplash Someone Gets is Affected by Circumstances

    The circumstances of the accident can affect the amount of compensation that you receive for whiplash. So it’s a good idea for you to take pictures at the accident and get information about the accident from the police officers and any witnesses to the accident.

    How Much Compensation for Whiplash Someone Gets is Affected By Records

    When someone is applying for a whiplash claim due to an accident, the information on the police report is going to affect their whiplash compensation claim. Another thing that is going to affect the claim is what the person does after the accident. For example, going to the doctor the day of, or the day after an accident is going to make the claim look a lot better than waiting a few days or a week to go to the doctor.

    How Much Compensation for Whiplash Someone Gets is Affected By Damages

    The damages you incur because of your whiplash are going to be reflected in the amount. These are things like the pain that you are in, the suffering that you are experiencing, and anything that you have lost because of the whiplash. The special damages that are going to affect your compensation are the financial losses that you have suffered because of the whiplash. This would be something like the time lost from work because of the whiplash.

    How Much Compensation for Whiplash Someone Gets is Affected by Severity

    The compensation amount you’ll receive is going to depend on your whiplash’s severity.  It’s also going to depend on the amount of money that you’ve lost due to the injury. There will be a medical expert who is going to assess the injuries, and who is going to help your solicitor figure out a sum which reflects the amount of pain that you are suffering and that you’re going to endure in the days to come.

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    When you have whiplash due to an accident, it’s important that you are honest about the amount of pain you are suffering. You should also avoid doing anything that is going to make someone doubt the validity of your claim. If you are claiming that you have whiplash and then you go out and do something that a person who has whiplash wouldn’t be able to do, you can get in a lot of trouble.

    If you have whiplash from an accident and you would like someone to help you with your case, our staff at Accident Advice Helpline are able to provide a solicitor. Our solicitors are professional and knowledgeable and they do not require any money up front to take your case.

    Date Published: 8th October 2012

    Author: David Brown

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