Claiming for whiplash in St Andrews
Making an estimation for how much you may receive for a whiplash claim is very difficult. There are many different factors and severities to be taken into account. Below we will try to explain just some of the variables and how we can potentially make an educated guess. Read on if you have whiplash in St Andrews.
Historical data about injury claims
Most injury claim cases do not go as far as court, usually a settlement is agreed beforehand. For the ones that do go to court the judge must consider many different factors, not just the injury itself.
They will look at the hardship caused by loss of earnings among other things. For us to use historical data from cases, whether they went to court or not, the case must be very similar to yours in lots of ways.
What will I get paid for whiplash from a road traffic accident?
A sudden jolting of the head backwards, forwards, or sideways causes whiplash. The nature of the injury means that a really common cause of this type of injury is road traffic accidents.
To know if you have a case to make an injury claim in St Andrews after an accident, there are a series of questions you should ask yourself:
- 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
- Did you have to seek medical treatment for your injury
Who pays the money, is it the insurance company or someone else?
In the vast majority of cases the insurance company of the driver that was at fault pays any money awarded. If the driver at fault turns out to have no valid insurance then the claim is referred to the Motor Insurers Bureau.
In some cases where the accident is caused by a bad road surface, the local authority would be the ones responsible. If the accident was caused by a vehicle fault then there may be a claim against the manufacturer of the vehicle.
Why use us?
Accident Advice Helpline has helped thousands of people to receive the compensation they are entitled to. In doing so we have dealt with nearly every organisation imaginable, and have a vast array of experience to help us get the best for you. When dealing with these companies or organisations yourself the process can be intimidating.
You will be dealing with their solicitors who will be purposely trying to reduce the amount of compensation as much as possible. There is no need to panic, if you call Accident Advice Helpline we will deal with the whole process for you.
You can phone our freephone number: 0800 689 0500, to speak to an adviser. Alternatively you can browse our website and take our 30-second test.
This will give you a rough idea of the amount you might be able to claim for your injuries. However you get in touch, we are sure you wont regret it if you have whiplash in St Andrews.