Frequently asked questions for those who have suffered a whiplash injury in Emsworth!
Sadly, a whiplash injury in Emsworth is one of the most common reasons for making a personal injury claim. Those who have experienced a road traffic accident are most likely to experience a whiplash injury, however this can also occur in the workplace or because of a slip or trip. No matter how you have suffered from a whiplash injury in Emsworth, this post should help to address any queries you may have regarding making a claim…
Is there a time limit on making a claim?
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Unfortunately, the answer to this question is yes. In most instances you will have three years to make your claim. This is three years from the date of your accident. Therefore, if you were in a car crash on April 14th 2013, you will have until April 14th 2016 to make a claim. Nonetheless, court proceedings will have to have commenced by the latter date, so don’t wait around!
I can’t afford a solicitor; can I make a claim without one?
Well, you could, but it is not advised. You definitely need someone with legal expertise on your side. The good news is you don’t actually need to ‘afford’ a solicitor so to speak. If you find one that works on a no win no fee* basis then you can eliminate this problem. You don’t need to worry about having any money to begin your claim.
Will I have to go to court?
There is no definitive answer when it comes to this question. However, it is likely that you will not. Most cases are settled out of the courtroom. In fact, less than three per cent of personal injury cases require a trial. Thus, this is typically something you need not worry about.
What is the next step?
If you have been a victim of a whiplash injury in Emsworth the best thing to do is get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. We have a free legal helpline available. Our helpline numbers are 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. We’re open 24/7, so you can call us any time. You will speak to one of our experts who will answer all of your queries, including whether you are likely to receive compensation, and if so how much. He or she will then match you to one of our specialist no win no fee* solicitor who will handle everything for you. It doesn’t get much more simpler than that!