Personal accident claims in St Andrews
If you are searching the web for help with your personal accident claims case then you are very likely to have suffered a whiplash injury in a road traffic accident. Whiplash is the most common injury to feature in personal accident claims cases and in all personal injury cases handled by the leading law firm Accident Advice Helpline.
Whiplash is the common name for a neck injury following a sudden movement of the neck and can be very painful. Thankfully, Accident Advice Helpline can help you through the legal process of claiming compensation from the person who was at fault for the accident.
Here are some of the common questions that people often ask about personal accident claims cases.
Personal accident claims in St Andrews: Whiplash cases FAQs
Can anyone start personal accident claims St Andrews whiplash case?
You can start personal accident claims St Andrews whiplash case if you live in St Andrews or if the accident took place in St Andrews. You can also only start a personal accident claims case for whiplash if the accident was not your own fault and you can identify the person who was at fault. Your personal injury lawyer at Accident Advice Helpline will advise you on how to make a claim.
Other questions you may have..
I’ve got whiplash following a car accident but what caused it?
Whiplash is caused during car accidents if your head is suddenly jolted. It moves violently backwards, sideways or forwards and the soft tissues (ligaments, tendons and muscles) are stretched further than they are meant to go.
I was hit from behind, can I still have whiplash?
Yes, whiplash can occur in people who have been hit from the front, back or side. All of these can cause the violent jolt of the head that causes whiplash even if your car was stationary when you were hit. It often happens when you are stationary waiting to join a roundabout.
Does whiplash only happen in car accidents?
No. Any incident that causes a sudden jolt can cause whiplash. People have suffered whiplash after a sudden blow to the head when playing a contact sport e.g. rugby.
What are the usual symptoms of whiplash that are included in a personal accident claims case?
The symptoms of whiplash can be very variable. They often include:
- Stiffness and pain in the neck
- Tender neck muscles
- Difficulty moving the neck
Will I have to pay up front legal fees to start a personal accident claims whiplash case?
No, you can make a claim for whiplash on a ‘no win no fee’ basis. This means that you will not have to find the money for expensive legal fees at the start of the claim. It is not possible to guarantee how much compensation you will get until your case is resolved. Just give the team a call on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 and they will be able to guide you through the process.
Date Published: 4th August 2013
Author: Sharon Parry