As you may well know, whiplash is one of the most common injuries suffered in car accidents. Whilst some cases of whiplash are rather minor, there are some which can cause severe problems for months, if not years to come. On this page, we at Accident Advice Helpline are going to help you to determine whether you are able to file a claim for a whiplash injury in Leith.
When did the accident occur?
You can only make a claim if the injury occurred within the last three years. It is, however, going to be in your best interests to start the compensation claim process sooner as opposed to later. The earlier you start to claim compensation, the easier you will find it to be successful.
Remember, we here at Accident Advice Helpline have a number of processes in place designed to make it easy to make a claim for a whiplash injury in Leith. For example, when you work with us, you will be pleased to know that all of our lawyers operate on a 100% no win, no fee* basis. We can also handle most claims over the telephone.
Who was at fault for the incident?
Now, if you have suffered a whiplash injury, it is likely that you were involved in a car accident. Whiplash can, of course, occur in other ways e.g. on public transport. However, for the most part, you will be the passenger or driver in a vehicle. You can only claim compensation if the accident was the fault of another person. It will be up to you, and by extension us, to prove, on the balance of probabilities, that the injuries which occurred were caused by the negligence of another person.
We will help you gather all of the evidence that you need to prove your case. We will be looking for things such as speeding, breaking red lights, or perhaps a person taking their eyes away from the road for a brief second.
Were you injured?
We are a personal injury law firm. This means that Accident Advice Helpline can only provide assistance if you are injured. The injury can be of any type as we provide representation for both physical and psychological injuries. Before you get in touch with us, however, we do ask that you obtain a medical report from your hospital or doctor. Without this, we will be unable to proceed with your claim for compensation. In some cases, we may ask you to undergo a further medical inspection, but this is fairly rare.
Discover how to claim for your whiplash injury in Leith
Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you are calling from a mobile.