Top things to know about working with personal injury solicitors for your whiplash injury in Cookham Dean
After an accident, you may find yourself examining your options when it comes to compensation.
Under UK law, you have a right to make a compensation claim if you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault. Yet all too often, victims living in pain with a whiplash injury in Cookham Dean fail to follow through on this right. This can mean being left to pay for things like medication and treatment out of pocket expenses, or struggling to keep up with household bills while taking time off work to recuperate.
If you have been injured through absolutely no fault of your own, you shouldn’t just accept the fact and live with the consequences. With our help, you can make sure you receive the full amount in a payout, all while keeping costs and stress to a minimum. If you are contemplating seeking compensation for a whiplash injury in Cookham Dean, there are some important things to keep in mind to help your personal injury lawyer build a strong case:
You should be able to prove that you have whiplash
Recently released statistics from the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers reveal that only one in 100 people have suffered a whiplash injury in the past year. It’s important to have your case of whiplash verified by a GP to strengthen the chances of a successful settlement.
You should be able to prove you were not at fault for the accident
According to the law, you can only claim compensation if you were in no way at fault for the accident, and you can prove the negligence of another party was to blame. You should therefore be able to prove that another driver was at fault, whether that’s through images captured on a camera phone, CCTV footage, copies of the official accident report or witness statements. The more information you can provide that supports your innocence, the better equipped your solicitor will be to build a compelling, strong case.
Accident Advice Helpline solicitors are no-win, no-fee
Perhaps one of the most important things to bear in mind when working with a personal injury solicitor, is that it is affordable for you to do so. All of our lawyers operate on a no-win, no-fee basis, so there is no money required upfront to get your claim underway. You may not even have to go to a small claims court, as many of our lawyers can settle cases of whiplash out of court.
If you have suffered a whiplash injury in Cookham Dean within the past three years and were in no way at fault, don’t miss out on compensation. To find out more about starting a claim with Accident Advice Helpline, contact us today on freephone 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 11th May 2014
Author: David Brown