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 3 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 sooner you will receive your compensation and recover your financial losses.
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 we always 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 treated by a doctor?
While a whiplash injury may not seem serious, it can cause a great deal of pain and if not treated properly, can give problems for a long time. A doctor can check that you do have a whiplash injury in Leith and that it is nothing more serious. They can then give you the correct treatment to help you recover quickly and properly.
If you are injured, always visit a doctor for treatment. You will need medical evidence for your claim, and your doctor can provide this.
Call Accident Advice Helpline about a whiplash injury in Leith
For more help and advice, call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500, which is free from a landline, or call 0333 500 0993 if you are calling from a mobile.
We will make sure your claim is handled professionally to make sure you get the best result we can get. So for more information, call Accident Advice Helpline today.
Date Published: 8th August 2014
Author: David Brown