Can I claim for my whiplash injury in Petrockstowe?
If you have sustained a whiplash injury in Petrockstowe, you might be able to make a claim for it as long as you can prove that your accident was not your fault, but that of someone else. If, for example, your horse was frightened by a fox bolting from cover, you would not be able to make a claim for your whiplash injury, as you can’t sue a wild animal for damages. However, suppose you were riding a horse from a riding school, and a girth snapped and you fell, then it is possible that you have grounds on which to make a claim for your injury against the owners of the school. All equipment hired to you must have been checked, and if it has not then the owners of the school could have been negligent in their duty. You and your personal injury lawyer would have to prove that the accident was caused by their negligence.
How long do I have to make my claim?
In the case of most accidents that occur in the British Isles, you have three years from the date of the accident in which to make a personal injury compensation claim. This is not always the case, though, as for some accidents you must make your claim for injuries within a nine-month period. If you are injured at sea, in the air, or at an airport (almost anywhere in the world, depending on whether or not the country is a signatory to the Montreal Convention), you have only two years in which to make your claim. If you need to ascertain exactly how long you have to make your potential personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need information and help to file any type of personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our freephone numbers. You can call us at any time on 0800 689 0500 for landline calls, or 0333 500 0993 for mobile ones. Why not call now to find out how we may be able to help you?
Date Published: 16th July 2014