Frequently asked questions regarding claiming compensation for a whiplash injury in Ferndown
We are asked numerous questions every day when people call us on 0800 689 0500. Scroll down and see if your questions is answered! And don’t forget, our advice is giving with no obligation…
When you say ‘no obligation’, what do you mean?
This means that you can ask us about the eligibility of your claim, an initial assessment of whether it will be a successful compensation claim for whiplash injury in Ferndown or not, or any other question in fact without fear that you will be tied into a long or expensive process.
And how much does it all cost? Solicitors are not cheap…
Specialists solicitors such as AAH are not cheap and, with no legal aid available you could be forgiven for being ‘put off’ making a claim for compensation for your whiplash injury in Ferndown BUT, AAH have a plan…
ALL cases are taken on via the Conditional Fee Agreement, known as the no win, no fee*. So you do not need to pay us anything to get your case for personal injury compensation started.
How long does the process take?
This really does depend on each case. Some whiplash injury in Ferndown cases takes only a matter of weeks, whereas other can rumble on for many months. It all boils down to the complexity of the case and whether the ‘other side’ are contesting it.
What does ‘contesting’ mean?
For a claim for compensation for any whiplash injury in Ferndown to be successful, someone must be liable; in other words, someone else was responsible for causing the accident in which you were injured.
In most cases, this is clear cut and the ‘other side’ admit they were responsible and negotiate a settlement – that is, the amount of compensation they will pay you. In the minority of cases, the other side will refute or contest the allegations – in other words, they say they were not responsible for the accident and your injury. In these cases, sometimes an independent person needs to assess the case and make a judgement.
So my case for a whiplash injury in Ferndown could end up in court?
This happens only in a very small minority of cases and, in the unlikely event that it does, AAH will be with you every step of the way.