Working with an injury lawyer in Pimlico
Estimating a compensation payout for whiplash is almost impossible, because there are so many different things to take into consideration and people react in much differing ways to the same thing, often resulting in varying degrees as to how their injury affects their life.
Here, we explain what you need to be aware of when it comes to making a claim and working with an injury lawyer in Pimlico.
The only way to even reasonably estimate a payout for whiplash is to use historical data, based on previous cases that were similar. If your case ends up in court, which many do not, the judge would consider how much hardship the loss of earning, for example, has created for the victim. Depending on your financial circumstances, the same loss of earnings could result in totally different situations for different people.
Compensation for whiplash
Most cases of whiplash, because of the nature of the injury, happen in road traffic accidents, the sudden impact causing the jolting backwards, forwards or sideways that results in damage to the neck area. If this is how you sustained your whiplash injury, there are a few things to consider before making your claim:
- Was someone else other than you to blame for the accident?
- Did the accident happen within the last three years?
- Did you have to seek medical treatment for your injury?
- Have you had extra costs because of the accident?
If you are agreeing that the above criteria fit you, then you should probably be speaking to an injury lawyer in Pimlico in order to make a personal injury compensation claim.
Who will settle your claim?
That really depends on who was to blame for the accident. In most car collisions, it would be the insurance company of whichever driver was at fault. If it turned out that the other driver had no motor insurance, the claim would be referred to the Motor Insurers’ Bureau who are there to ensure you do not lose out because the other driver was using their car illegally. If your accident were caused by a run-in with a pothole or a bad road surface, it would be the local authority that is responsible for maintaining the road in that location. If the brakes failed on that new car you recently purchased, it would be the manufacturer.
Whatever the cause or whoever caused it, the accident will not be a problem for Accident Advice Helpline. Since being established in 2000, we have dealt with many thousands of personal injury compensation claims and have the expertise you need on your side to deal with these large organisations.
Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. We’ve got you covered when you need an injury lawyer in Pimlico.
Date Published: 17th October 2013
Author: David Brown