If you sustain a whiplash injury in Bangor, you may well need the services of Accident Advice Helpline to help you to launch a personal injury claim.
The UK is the whiplash capital of Europe
The number of whiplash injury claims has reached an all-time high. In fact, according to an article printed in the Telegraph newspaper, the UK is the whiplash capital of Europe. Insurers have therefore called for a clampdown on the number of fraudulent/claims that are being raised, saying that it is driving up the cost of insurance for honest motorists.
Whiplash injury claim statistics
According to information published by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) in the Telegraph, one out of every 140 people claim for whiplash injury. They blame the high claim rate, partly on what they call “ambulance chasing lawyers,” and injury claim companies which stage “cash for crash” accidents.
The ABI has suggested that the medical authorities should get together with a view to formulating certain diagnostic procedures to try and identify some of the fraudulent claims. They claim that it’s responsible for adding 20% or £74 to the average motor insurance policy.
Your claim for whiplash injury in Bangor will need medical proof to back it up
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we never knowingly support fraudulent claims. Indeed, we insist that all claimants have medical proof of their injuries before we will begin legal proceedings.
Pre-testing the validity of your whiplash injury claim
To verify whether or not your claim for a whiplash injury in Bangor is likely to be considered valid, you can visit our website and make use of the HOW MUCH calculator.
All you have to do is to input four pieces of information relating to your accident/injury. In under a minute, the calculator will tell you if you are eligible to move forward with a compensation claim. It will then give you an estimate of the amount of compensation you could expect to receive. This service is free for anyone to use, and will take only 30 seconds of your time.
Our no-win, no-fee service
At Accident Advice Helpline, we handle every single claim under the no-win, no-fee agreement and we will never ask you to pay any cash up-front. What’s more, our initial advice is completely free, so you have nothing to lose by chatting to us today.
You can access our free helpline from any landline, by dialling 0800 689 0500. If you prefer to use your mobile phone then call 0333 500 0993. Alternatively, you can text, ‘claim365’ to 88010 and Accident Advice Helpline will call you back.