Portland is a tied island off the coast of Dorset, which is very popular with tourists who flock to the area all year round.
If you are planning a trip to the area, you might be looking forward to all the fun activities you can have a go at when you arrive. But you might also want to think about something that’s far less fun, and that is what to do if you have an accident and sustain a whiplash injury in Portland.
Why should I worry about whiplash?
Many people wonder why they need to worry – after all, if you’re careful, you can avoid accidents and injuries. Right?
Well, perhaps up to a point. It’s certainly true that you can keep your eyes and ears open, and avoid putting yourself in situations that are unsafe. You leave plenty of space in front of your car when you drive, and you cycle on designated paths, looking out for potholes as you ride; when doing water sports or riding a horse, you wear the appropriate protective clothing.
But, sadly, you cannot control what others do (or, in some cases, don’t do) and so, no matter how vigilant you might be, you could still end up suffering a whiplash injury in Portland.
What happens if someone causes me to get a whiplash injury in Portland?
There is some good news, and that is: you could be eligible to claim compensation.
You can check your eligibility, if you like, by going to Accident Advice Helpline website and taking our 30 second test. Simply input a few details, and you will find out!
Alternatively, you can call Accident Advice Helpline straight away and speak to an advisor, who will be able to tell you if you qualify to claim.
If I qualify to claim compensation, what happens next?
Your advisor will take the details of your whiplash injury in Portland, and pass them to one of our team of no win no fee solicitors. As the term “no win no fee” suggests, if you don’t win your case, you won’t need to pay fees.
Your solicitor will deal with all the relevant agencies, such as insurance firms, on your behalf. Most claims can be settled without the need for you to attend court; you will, however, have to attend one additional medical assessment in order for the claim to proceed.
How do I get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline?
We are available 24/7, and all you need to do is pick up the phone and give us a call; there is also a text option!
- Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline
- Dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile
- Text “claim365” to 88010
There’s no time like the present, so why not start your claim now? We look forward to hearing from you!
Date Published: 27th July 2014
Author: David Brown