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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Whiplash in a car

    Whiplash in a car accident is not unusual, nor is whiplash in a contact sport, whiplash in a fall, whiplash in a violent crime or whiplash in an animal attack. In fact whiplash is so easily sustained, it is the most common result of all accidents.

    How much compensation you could get for whiplash in a car accident

    How much compensation you might get for a whiplash in a car accident will depend on how severe you injury is. Although there are lots of other different factors as well that has to be taken into account, but first you have to be able to fit the criteria in order to make a compensation claim for a whiplashcar injury. The rules are:

    • You should have been an innocent victim of the accident.
    • The injuries you sustained should have needed medical attention.
    • The accident should have happened within the last three years unless the injury is the result of a crime of violence, then there is a two year time limit.

    How whiplash in a car accident happens

    It does not matter if you sustain your whiplash injury in a car accident, or some other way, the cause of it is exactly the same. Your head receives a sudden jolt that throws it further than it should go.  This can be in any direction, but the ligaments and tendons in your neck are either torn or stretched and this is what whiplash injury is.

    How much compensation you are awarded will depend on how severe your injury is, how long your recovery takes, and what impact the injury has had on your life. If you would like an estimate of how much it might be, complete the 30 second test on the Accident Advice Helpline website, it will also let you know if you qualify to make a claim.

    The pain and discomfort you suffer is these soft tissues healing and trying to get themselves back to normal.  The worse the damage is, the longer this will take and the more pain you are likely to suffer.

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    Making your whiplash in a car accident claim

    In order to make your personal injury compensation claim, you need to find a well-established, trustworthy, reliable law firm who will put your needs first and negotiate the best possible deal for you. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we fit that bill perfectly.

    That is not just us boasting about how good we are, check out the testimonials of past clients, you will see they agree with us.  So does Esther Rantzen, the UK consumer champion who has been our patron since 2003, and highly recommends our services.

    Esther also like the fact we operate on a no win no fee* basis, as bearing in mind her quest for fairness for consumers, she is happy that this agreement allows anybody at all to make a claim, it does not discriminate in any way.  No money is needed to start your claim or if the claim is lost.

    Date Published: 9th May 2014

    Author: Louise Thacker

    Category: Whiplash claims

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