Some important facts for those making a claim for a whiplash injury in Dover
Are you considering the prospect of making a personal injury claim for a whiplash injury in Dover? If so, read on to discover some essential facts you must be aware of before making your claim…
There is a time limit
Did you know that there is a time limit on most personal injury cases? If you have sustained a whiplash injury in Dover, you will have three years to make your claim. Therefore, if the accident occurred on November 14th 2012, you will only have until November 14th of this year (2015) to make a claim. It is necessary to note that court proceedings must have occurred by then, and therefore you should never leave making a claim until it is too late.
You must get medical attention
A lot of people who experience a whiplash injury in Dover fail to get medical attention, as they would rather cope with the symptoms themselves. This is because a lot of whiplash injuries are thankfully minor. Nonetheless, if you do not see a medical professional you will struggle to get compensation, as there will be no proof that you even sustained an injury to begin with.
Most cases are settled outside of the courtroom
A lot of people avoid making a personal injury claim, as they are worried about the hassle of having to experience a trial. But, did you know that less than three per cent of cases result in a trial? Therefore, it is unlikely that this is something you will need to be concerned about.
You are not only compensated for your suffering
Last, but not least, you will not only be compensated for the injuries you have suffered if you win your compensation case; you will also be compensated for out of pocket expenses too. This relates to any costs you have experienced because of your whiplash injury in Dover. Therefore, if you have been left unable to work, you may be able to claim for loss of earnings.
If you have suffered a whiplash injury, or any other type of personal injury, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today. We are one of the UK’s leading law firms. Our advice is free and we will match you to a specialist no win no fee solicitor who will take charge of your case.
Contact us using one of the options below:
Ring our helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile;
Text ‘claim365’ to 88010; or
Try the 30 second test on our website, http://www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk/30-second-test.
Date Published: 6th July 2014
Author: David Brown