Did you recently have the misfortune of suffering a whiplash injury in Kirkintilloch? This can be a worrying time for anyone. Not only do you have the shock of the injury and the recovery process, but if the injury was not your fault you will also need to think about making a personal injury claim. After all, you will likely be entitled to compensation.
If this applies to you, read on to discover some of the most frequently asked questions about claims for a whiplash injury in Kirkintilloch.
Answers from Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline are experienced personal injury specialists. We have been helping accident victims since the year 2000, so we know how to handle each and every claim we receive. We also know some of the questions you may have.
Going to court. This is one of the biggest concerns people have as they are worried about the strain of going to court. Yet, the good news is that this is highly unlikely. Of course it is impossible to give a definitive answer, but only around 2 per cent of personal injury cases actually result in a trial.
Seeing a doctor. It’s imperative to see a medical professional as quickly as possible after your accident. A whiplash injury in Kirkintilloch needs a proper diagnosis so you get the best treatment. The doctor who treated you can then write the report which will be needed for your claim.
The amount of compensation. It is difficult to put an exact figure on how much you will receive. Whiplash cases differ dramatically. Some people make a full recovery within a matter of weeks, for others it takes years. Thus, it all depends on the specifics of your case. Yet, you should know that compensation is based on the level of suffering you have endured. Plus, you can also claim for any expenses you have encountered as a result of the whiplash injury in Kirkintilloch.
A time limit. There is a time limit when you want to make a claim. You can start your claim as soon as you like, and it’s a good idea to do this as a claim can take several months to settle. For an accident, the maximum you have to start your claim is 3 years.
The cost. The big question for most people. Legal help can be expensive and some lawyers charge for advice. Not with Accident Advice Helpline. We work on a no-win, no-fee basis and always give free, no-obligation advice.
Discuss your whiplash injury in Kirkintilloch
Our advisors can help you with the claims process. All you have to do is call. From a landline you can call our freephone number, 0800 689 0500 or from a you should call 0333 500 0993.
Your call will be handled with respect and you will not be put under any pressure, so find out about a claim and talk to Accident Advice Helpline.
Date Published: 25th August 2014
Author: David Brown