If you’re a resident of the village of Rhymney in the Welsh county borough of Caerphilly, you may need the services of a Rhymney law firm of injury claim specialists if you’ve sustained a whiplash injury in a road traffic accident where someone else was to blame.
The most common type of road traffic accident injury
Whiplash injury, without any shadow of doubt, is by far the most common injury that results from a road traffic accident. It’s caused by the sudden involuntary jerking backwards and forwards, (or sometimes sideways), of the head; typically when a stationary vehicle is hit in the rear by another car. Many whiplash injuries occur even though no other form of injury is sustained.
Whiplash injury’s characteristics make it very easy to cheat
One of the characteristics of whiplash injury is that the injury itself is not always felt immediately after the accident. It’s more usual for the pain to start later, somewhere between 6 and 12 hours after the accident, often manifesting itself once the neck has stiffened up over night. This particular feature of the injury, plus the fact that it shows no outside signs to an observer, makes it very easy to mimic. The fact is that the majority of whiplash injury claims are bogus.
The crackdown on fraudulent whiplash injury claims
A veritable industry has grown up around this particular type of injury, with organised crime getting involved, staging accidents, and forging medical proof. The problem became so prolific that at one stage 1,200 new claims were being made on a daily basis. In an effort to put a stop to the fiasco the judicial system has cracked down hard on the cases being put before it, and the insurance companies are now insisting on various proofs to substantiate the reality of any injury.
You may decide to use a local Rhymney law firm to launch your claim
If you live in the village of Rhymney, and you’ve been the innocent victim of a road traffic accident in which you sustained a genuine whiplash injury, you’ll need a good specialist injury claim solicitor, to ensure you get appropriate compensation. You may decide to appoint a local Rhymney law firm, or you might decide to use an outside injury claim specialist like us here at Accident Advice Helpline.
Using our online HOW MUCH calculator
Whether or not you do decide to use our services, you can still make use of the HOW MUCH calculator you’ll find on our website. You can obtain an estimate regarding how much compensation you could be due, within just 30 seconds. It’s free to use, and you may do so without any obligation, other than giving us your name and a contact phone number.
If you’d like to find out more about the no win no fee* service that we offer, and that is unreservedly recommended by Esther Rantzen, call our free helpline on 0800 180 4123 from any landline, or 0333 500 0992 from any mobile.