A whiplash injury in Bridlington could have been caused in any one of a multitude of different ways. The main thing is that if your whiplash injury in Bridlington was caused by the actions of someone else, you could be entitled to claim compensation, but 7 out of 10 victims do not bother to claim. Much of the time this is because they are not sure about how to go about it, and think it will cost them too much. Here we dispel some of the myths about personal injury claims.
Who can make a claim for a whiplash injury in Bridlington ?
Anyone who sustained an injury through no fault of their own can make a claim, as long as they sought medical attention and the accident took place no more than three years ago.
What do you need to make a claim?
In some cases, whoever caused the accident will admit they were to blame, and then apart from their details you will not need much else.
However, if they contest the claim, a case proving your innocence has to be built and for this you need as much evidence as possible. The types of things that can help are:
- Witness statements
- Photos of the accident scene; most mobile phones have a camera facility these days
- Copy of a police or HSE report if either were called to the accident
- Medical reports for your injuries
How long will a claim take?
This is like the-piece-of-string-question, and the answer is the same as well; you don’t know till you get to the end. Most victims seem to think claims take years, but this is because for most of them the only knowledge they have of claims is what they have read in the media. Newspapers only print exceptional cases, because the ordinary thousands that happen every week don’t sell their product.
We will deal with your claim as quickly and efficiently as possible, and most of them are settled in a relatively short time, but it is impossible to give a time scale for each individual case.
How much will you get?
Another impossible question, because there are so many factors that can affect a claim, and we want to make sure that everything is claimed for to maximise the amount you are awarded. You could complete the 30-second test on our website for an estimate, but that is all it will be.
Who should I go to for help to claim compensation for my whiplash injury in Bridlington?
That is the easiest question of all – just contact Accident Advice Helpline as we are a law firm that has over 16 years’ experience of specialising in personal injury claims. Call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, where our friendly advisors will help you all they can with your personal injury claim