Rowlands Castle is a village in Hampshire with a traditional village green and takes its name from a motte and bailey castle which was built close to the site of the modern village. If you are a keen walker you may have passed through Rowlands Castle as three long-distance footpaths cross there: the Staunton Way, the Monarch’s Way and the Sussex Border Path. The railway station at Rowlands Castle is on the Portsmouth Direct Line which connects Portsmouth with London’s Waterloo station.
Have you suffered a whiplash injury in Rowlands Castle?
You could be gingerly reaching for your painkillers while reading this, as you could have sustained a whiplash injury in Rowlands Castle and be wondering how you begin to file a personal injury compensation claim. First of all, you have to be able to prove that the accident in which you sustained your whiplash injury near Rowlands Castle was not your fault in any way. Secondly you and your personal injury lawyer (if you need one, call us at Accident Advice Helpline) must build a case to prove that another person was to blame for the accident. Thirdly you will need a copy of your medical report, so you should have sought immediate medical treatment for your injuries.
How long do I have to claim?
You may have three years in which to file a claim, starting from the date of your accident if it happened in the UK. However, some accidents and the injuries resulting from them carry a much shorter limitation period, so you should find out how long you have to file your particular claim, as once the time limit is up, unless there are exceptional circumstances, you will miss the chance to make a personal injury compensation claim.
The sooner you begin the process of making a personal injury compensation claim the better, as sometimes compensation may be awarded after years rather than in a matter of months if the case is disputed and has to go through the court system. To find out how long you have to claim for your injuries call us at Accident Advice Helpline.
Accidents and injuries with a two year claim period
If you were injured in an accident on board a ship or boat at sea, or on board an aircraft or at most airports in the world, you only have two years in which to file a claim. This is also the case if you were the victim of an assault.
Accident Advice Helpline
Call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time on one of our freephone numbers. You can call right now as the lines are open as they always are. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or, from a mobile, call 0333 500 0993. For information and expert legal advice about your potential personal injury compensation claim, call now.
Date Published: 27th July 2014