Even with safety measure like seatbelts and air cushions in your car you may still receive injuries if you are involved in an accident on the road. Just being in the wrong place at the wrong time can result in injuries through no fault of your own. Having legal respresentation for your whiplash injury in Okehampton could help you to receive the compensation money you may be owed.
Car accidents and compensation
Car accidents take on all shapes and sizes and though a whiplash injury in Okehampton may not be as severe as other possible outcomes from an accident, you may still be able to claim compensation from the other party involved.
Injury solicitors can build a case for your compensation by gathering evidence to prove you were not responsible for the accident. Whilst you are recovering, your solicitor can present the claim on your behalf and begin the negotiations to decide on how much compensation money you could be looking at at the close of the case.
A whiplash injury in Okehampton and making the claim
Generally, you have up to three years to initiate a claim for compensation. This means you do not have to make the claim as soon as you have the accident. Solicitors may advise to start the process as soon as possible, but you do have some time to recover and consider carefully before pursuing the case.
In any compensation claim for a whiplash injury in Okehampton, your chosen solicitor will require your medical records and any other relevant documentation to help build the case in your favour. In many circumstances the claim can be settled out of court, making it a seamless process from start to finish. However this is not possible in all cases. If your case does go to court, you will be accompanied by your legal representative and the final decision will be made by the judge at the hearing.
If you have been on the receiving end of a whiplash injury you may be entitled to some compensation. Give us a call at Accident Advice Helpline to get all the answers you need. Call us free on 0800 689 0500 today.
Date Published: 8th July 2014