Many a whiplash injury in Barnoldswick is caused by visiting tourists who come to this area of outstanding natural beauty here in the Lancashire countryside, to take in some of the picturesque scenery.
Drivers in vehicles involved in a whiplash injury
Most RTAs that result in whiplash injury happen at speeds of less than 14 mph. In the majority of instances, it tends to be a moving vehicle or that crashes into the back of an already stationary vehicle.
Drivers and passengers in both vehicles however can suffer from any resultant whiplash injury.
Any whiplash injury in Barnoldswick, or anywhere else, should be reported to the police
If you’ve been involved in a whiplash injury in Barnoldswick, you should first inform the police. Some people just stop at swapping insurance details, but when it comes down to claiming compensation for things like whiplash injury for example, having proof of who is to blame for the accident, and having reliable witnesses will be of great help in validating any claim that you may make.
If injured through someone else’s fault you should claim compensation
Most whiplash injuries only last for a matter of weeks, typically somewhere between two and six weeks. In certain instances, however, a more chronic whiplash injury can take anything up to 12 months or more to fully recover from.
Some people never bother to file a claim, even though they’re legally and morally entitled to do so, although the law states that if you’ve been hurt, and someone else is to blame, you should be compensated.
You could be owed substantial compensation
If you have a genuine whiplash injury, you could be owed anywhere from £875 to £5000 or even more, depending on the severity of the injury.
As the amount of compensation can be substantial, many people unfortunately register fraudulent claims, so if your claim is bone fide, you should make a point of registering your claim and obtaining the money that you are legally owed.
You will however need proper medical proof of the injury.
Accident Advice Helpline – 30 second test
If you’d like to establish whether or not your claim is likely to be considered valid, then visit Accident Advice Helpline and use the on-line HOW MUCH calculator that you’ll find on our homepage.
All you have to do is to answer 4 simple questions relating to the injury, and the calculator will validate your claim in principle, and will furnish you with an estimate of the basic amount of compensation you could be awarded.
The whole process takes less than 30 seconds, and is free.
Call the Accident Advice Helpline team today
Our no win no fee service comes highly recommended by Esther Rantzen.
To find out more, call our free 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0992 from any mobile.
Date Published: 3rd May 2014