Whiplash is one of the most common injuries people suffer from after a car accident. Many people believe this injury only happens when their car gets hit from behind while standing still but this is not true. Whiplash happens when the neck stretches and then snaps back into place rapidly.
4 steps to claim compensation for whiplash with solicitors in Patna
The injury can be very serious causing chronic pain or even paralysis. A good solicitor such as one of the solicitors in Patna or our own experts for example, will be able to help you with your claim for compensation but there are some things you need to do on your own first.
Call an ambulance
It is very important to call an ambulance immediately after the accident. Even if nobody seems to be seriously hurt, you and the rest of the people involved might be suffering from internal injuries. Also if your neck hurts due to the whiplash, you should call an ambulance to get a cervical collar which will protect your neck from further damage.
Calling an ambulance will also help you with your claim later on as you will be able to provide records showing that you have received medical attention.
Collect other medical records
If your injury requires you to go to the hospital for further treatment, you should make certain you keep all additional medical records.
This will make it easier for your solicitors in Patna to prove your claim for compensation later.
If it’s possible, you should gather as much evidence as you can before the ambulance arrives. Take the details of everyone involved as well as details of eyewitnesses. You should also look around for a CCTV camera from which you can later collect footage that will help you prove whose fault it was.
If there are no cameras around, it is a good idea to take pictures with your phone. In the unlikely case that this is not possible, simply draw a sketch of how the accident happened while you still remember all the details.
Look for a solicitor
Choosing a solicitor can be difficult, but if you choose correctly your claim for compensation will be hassle free and there is a big chance you might not even have to go to court.
Many solicitors in Patna, or our own experts for example, will work on a no-win, no-fee basis. This ensures that if for some reason you don’t win your case you won’t have to pay a penny for legal fees.
Many people do not know how to proceed right after they’ve been involved in an accident and this is normal. To eliminate any confusion you can call us at Accident Advice Helpline on 0333 500 0993 and 0800 689 0500 or just text ‘CLAIM365’ to 88010 and we will get in touch.
Date Published: 9th October 2014
Author: David Brown