If you’ve suffered a whiplash injury in Ballymena as a result of being involved in a road traffic accident and have designs on making a claim for personal injury compensation with the aid of a first-rate 100% no-win, no-fee personal injury lawyer, it will be vital that you sought medical attention immediately after your crash. If you did not, it could damage your chances of winning a pay-out.
A judge might take a dim view of your conduct if it took you a while to see a medical professional, thinking that if you were in pain, you would have gone to a doctor quicker. In March 2014, a judge rejected a compensation claim made by two women who suffered whiplash injuries, partly because one of them took 18 days to seek medical attention after the accident.
How to conduct a whiplash injury in Ballymena claim
If you did not seek medical attention after your whiplash injury in Ballymena and your condition has now cleared up, it will be highly unlikely that you will be able to find a personal injury solicitor that operates on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis that will be happy to take your case on.
With no medical evidence, your chances of success will be very slim indeed. No-win, no-fee solicitors only take on cases that they think they will have a reasonable chance of winning. If you don’t have the evidence, no reputable law firm will be likely to touch your case.
Assuming you have enough evidence to secure the services of a top personal injury solicitor, you would be well advised to discuss your claim with discretion at all times. The case mentioned above was also thrown out because one of the women boasted of her intention to claim compensation in the immediate aftermath of the accident. If the party you are suing can produce evidence that you had acted in a similar manner, your case could be damaged.
Get expert advice
If you’ve been unfortunate enough to go through the very traumatic experience of suffering a whiplash injury in Ballymena after being involved in a road traffic accident that was not your fault and would like to explore the possibility of taking some form of personal injury action, you would be well advised to pick up the phone and dial one of the numbers at the top of this web page.
When you do so, you will be connected to one of Accident Advice Helpline’s friendly and professional claims advisors who will be able to offer you as much free advice as you need and make an assessment as to whether the company might be able to represent you.
If you want to discuss your accident in more detail call the advisers at Accident Advice Helpline by dialing 0800 689 0500 from your land line, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: 19th April 2014
Author: David Brown