Have you suffered a whiplash injury in Dennistown?
Do you need help to claim compensation? You have come to the right place…
Accident Advice Helpline is a specialist law firm, experienced in dealing with compensation claims for personal injury, including whiplash.
If you have suffered a whiplash injury in Dennistown there are few things you need to know before you hurtle headlong into making a claim;
Fact 1: the accident must not have been your fault
Many people associate this kind of injury with rear end shunts in cars and vans and you would not be wrong. It is probably fair to say that the majority of people who have known the pain of whiplash have received it in a road traffic collision.
But you can sustain a whiplash injury in Dennistown through a variety of other accidents, including a fall. Infact, any accident or impact that forces the head back and forwards in an uncontrolled and unexpected way can result in this kind of injury.
The important thing you need to know is that the accident must not have been your fault. Personal injury law states that anyone who suffered an injury as a result of an accident that was not their fault is entitled to pursue compensation.
Fact 2: you must have received medical attention for your injury
Including those who suffered a whiplash injury in Dennistown, anyone hurt in an accident must have their injuries assessed and treated by a medical professional. You may visit your own doctor or you may make a visit to the local accident and emergency department. For some, of course, they are an emergency admission after an accident.
Without seeking medical attention, advice and treatment, your claim will not be sustainable through the whole legal process; in other words, it will be unsuccessful. Many people with whiplash find they need an x-ray, as well as prescription only pain relief as it can be an incredibly painful injury.
Fact 3: Timing
There is a three year deadline to claiming compensation for injuries including those who have suffered a whiplash injury in Dennistown.
In fact, timing is imperative with whiplash as it can be an injury that improves with time, but there are some people who suffer long term debilitating pain in the neck, shoulders and arms.
The sooner you make a claim for compensation the better, simply because the memory becomes less sharp with the passage of time.
If you have suffered a whiplash injury in Dennistown, contact AAH on 0800 689 0500 to get the very best service and legal advice.
Date Published: 14th June 2014
Author: David Brown