Trying to estimate how much compensation you are going to get for a whiplash claim is nigh on impossible, or for any other claim for that matter. This is because there are so many different variables to take into account. For example, people react differently in different situations, whether that’s the accidents or the injuries.
How to estimate compensation historically using the solicitors in Farringdon
There is only one way to reasonably estimate compensation for a whiplash claim. This is to use historical information, things based on previous cases that were similar. If your injury claim ends up in court, which lots do not, the judge would consider how much hardship the loss of earning, for example, has created, and a lot would depend on the fact your solicitors in Farringdon had put a good case together.
In the majority of cases for whiplash, the injury usually happens in road traffic accident, because of the sudden impact to your head causes the jolting backward, 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.
- Did you have to seek medical treatment for your injury
- The severity of whiplash is not always immediately apparent and can get worse over time, are you likely to have ongoing problems
- Have you had to lose time from work
- Have you had extra costs because of the accident
- Was someone else other than you to blame for the accident
- Did the accident happen within the last three years
If in this list above, you say yes to any of them, you should probably be speaking to the solicitors in Farringdon about claiming compensation.
If you use the solicitors in Farringdon, who settles my claim?
The answer to that question depends on who was at fault for the accident. In the majority of car crashes, it would be the insurance company of whichever driver was at fault. If it turned out the other driver had no valid motor insurance, the claim would be referred to the Motor Insurers Bureau who is there to ensure you do not lose out because the other driver was using his car illegally.
If your accident were caused by a run in with a pothole, or a bad road surface, it would be the 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.
You can make contact with us through our website on our 30-second test, or you can phone our freephone number, 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 to speak to an advisor.
Date Published: 31st March 2014
Author: Emma Matthews