Patience can be the most beneficial virtue in whiplash injury compensation claims
In a world where now is the order of the day and instant gratification rules, patience is an old fashioned virtue that can be most beneficial in whiplash injuries compensation claims. Whiplash injury compensation benefits are worth waiting for.
Whiplash is an injury most commonly received when individuals are involved in accidents that cause their head to accelerate or decelerate incredibly quickly, this rapid movement causes an over-extension of the muscles in the neck resulting in what we call whiplash.
Whiplash is a non- medical term but has become synonymous with this type of injury. The most important thing to realise is that the symptoms of whiplash can take months to materialise.
There is a modern tendency to take the money and run and with whiplash claims, this may not be the best option. Victims should be prepared to wait for whiplash injury compensation benefits.
The question is what should individuals who are seeking to claim compensation do? Expert advice is needed and this is where companies like Accident Advice Helpline (AAH) come in. The Accident Advice Helpline is an independent company who specialise in helping individuals with whiplash injuries compensation claims.
They work alongside some of the best legal counsel in the country helping victims claim compensation for injuries they have received in the workplace, in public places, on public transport and in whiplash claims.
The lawyers who work with Accident Advice Helpline are experts in understanding exactly what happens when a person receives a whiplash injury. These solicitors and legal professionals work closely with medical experts who combined years of experience to ensure clients understand exactly what is going on through the claims process.
Sometimes whiplash does have short term effects there is no lasting damage to the body of the injured person and a claim can be made in a shorter time-frame. Whether this would be the right way to proceed is discussed between the client and their individual solicitor.
Due to the fact that whiplash symptoms can be lasting and take two years to evaluate after the accident sometimes the advice might be to wait. The client’s solicitors realising the nature of the injury may require patience on the part of the client. Whilst there may be a temptation to just get everything over with there are a couple of factors to be considered in the claims process.
One is: waiting could mean a higher amount is awarded in the whiplash injuries compensation claim, and two: justice must be served, insurance companies must be made to pay out what is right and fair. Some insurance companies are keen to pay out quick offers of inferior amounts.
Patience will serve clients well if this is the advice given by their lawyer. It may not always be the case and sometimes things can be wrapped up fairly quickly and if this is the advice then act on it, otherwise hold fast.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 2nd December 2012
Author: David Brown