Frequently asked questions regarding compensation for a whiplash injury in Holyhead
Will I have to go to court to settle my claim?
There are no guarantees. In most instances, your claim will be settled out of court. In fact, less than three per cent of personal injury claims actually go to trial. Therefore, in most cases it will never get that far.
Do I have grounds for a successful claim?
Usually, in order to determine whether you are entitled to claim compensation for your whiplash injury in Holyhead, you have to ensure the injury was not your fault, that it occurred within the last three years, and that you received professional medical attention as a result of the incident.
How much compensation will I be entitled to?
Unfortunately, it is impossible to say — every case is different. Nonetheless, you can take our 30-second test to get a better idea. The link is available at the end of the post. Compensation is generally split into two types – general damages and special damages. The former is based on your level of suffering and how the injury impacts your daily life; special damages are calculated based on any expenses you have encountered because of your injury, such as travel costs.
What if I do not have enough money to make a claim?
You don’t actually need any money to begin your claim if you opt for a no win, no fee solicitor. Luckily, all of Accident Advice Helpline’s solicitors work on this basis, so you have nothing to worry about. Moreover, the risk associated with using a traditional solicitor is eliminated as well.
Is there a time limit for making a claim?
Yes – in most instances, you have three years to make a claim from the date of the incident which caused your whiplash injury in Holyhead. Therefore, if you suffered a car crash on17th July 2013, you have until17th July 2016 to ensure that court proceedings have begun.
So, there you have it – the main queries regarding a whiplash injury in Holyhead. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline on our free legal helpline number.
How to get in touch with us
Call, text, or complete the handy 30-second calculator on our website. The details you need are:
- Helpline numbers: 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile;
- You can try the quick and easy 30-second test on our website: http://www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk/30-second-test; or
- Why not text ‘claim365’ to 88010?
Date Published: 10th August 2014
Author: David Brown