Are you looking for a lawyer in Lower Largo to help you with the raising of a personal injury claim for compensation following an injury you sustained in a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault?
If you are then we here at Accident Advice Helpline could be just what you’re looking for. The fact that we offer a national service covering the whole of the UK means that we are in effect everyone’s local injury claim solicitor.
How an RTA whiplash injury is caused
One of the most common injuries following even the most minor road traffic accident (RTA) is whiplash injury. It’s the result of the neck being involuntarily stretched beyond its normal travel points due to a sharp sudden impact. Having the correct head restraints fitted and correctly positioned can go some way towards helping to minimise the injury.
Whiplash injury is never immediately apparent directly after the accident or incident. In most instances it manifests itself the next day after the neck has been relatively immobile during sleep.
It’s during this time when the inflammation to the soft neck tissues and the muscles, tendons and ligaments in the neck develops causing pain and discomfort whenever you then move your neck.
The best treatment however as recommended by the medical fraternity today is to try and move your neck as much as possible, using painkillers to help to manage any discomfort.
The validation factors any lawyer in Lower Largo will look for
In order to qualify for instigating a claim for personal injury compensation, in addition to the fact that the blame for the accident that caused the injury must be attributed to a third party; the injury victim must also have received a proper medical diagnosis and appropriate follow-up medical treatment.
The other thing to bear in mind is also the 3-year statute of limitations. In essence this means that the accident or incident that caused your injury must have taken place during the 3-months immediately preceding the date that you raise any subsequent claim.
The amount of money that can be awarded for whiplash injury claim relates directly to the severity of the injury and any enforced changes it may bring to both your social and your working life. Awards can vary anywhere from £600 to £96,000 where some sort of spinal injury has been incurred. Find out how much compensation you could be due for the basic injury itself by taking our 30-second test here on this website.
If you have any questions or concerns about the personal injury claim process you can answer and resolve them by chatting to a member of our customer support team. You can call our national helpline free from any UK-based landline by dialling 0800 689 0500. Calls from mobiles must be made to 0333 500 0993 bearing in mind that your call provider is likely to bill you for your call.
Accident Advice Helpline and the no win no fee promise
If you do appoint Accident Advice Helpline as your virtual lawyer in Lower Largo you’ll be pleased to know that your claim will be covered by our no win no fee guarantee; so why not pick up your phone and get in touch with us today in order to start the ball rolling?
Date Published: 23rd March 2014
Author: David Brown