Below are some top tips on what to do if you get a whiplash injury in Portree. We have put this information together because we often get asked by people whether it’s worth making a claim for whiplash. Our view is: why not claim?
Was the accident someone else’s fault?
You could be eligible to claim compensation if your whiplash injury in Portree has been caused by someone else. This doesn’t necessarily mean that something deliberate has been done, either – it could have happened because someone failed to prevent an accident.
Deliberate action may be something such as another driver ramming your rear bumper at some traffic lights because they have failed to pay attention to the fact that you haven’t set off yet. Failure to prevent an accident may be something such as not putting a warning sign up to let people know that a floor has been polished recently, and is therefore slippery.
Has your whiplash injury in Portree occurred within the last three years?
There is a cut off for claims, unfortunately, and the deadline is three years from the date of the accident that caused your injury. However, if you were under 18 at the time, this limit can be extended.
The best thing to do is get started as soon as you can. Don’t leave it too long, because before you know it, that three-year deadline will be a few days away – or worse, it will have passed without your realising it until it’s too late!
Why not check out our website?
Go to our website and you can check your eligibility to claim with our easy 30 second test. Just input the relevant details – there are only a few – and you will find out.
You can also try the free compensation calculator, which will give you an estimate of the value of your claim for whiplash injury in Portree.
There are also some useful videos on the site, so why not watch them? One of these videos features Esther Rantzen, our patron! You are probably familiar with her from That’s Life, which ran for 21 years on the BBC, or from her other consumer rights campaigning work – but you might not have known that she endorses Accident Advice Helpline!
Get on the phone to Accident Advice Helpline
You can get in touch with us anytime about your claim, because we operate a 24/7 hotline, which is fully staffed by advisors. They are trained to guide you through the process of making a claim, and they will treat you with empathy and sensitivity throughout.
If you qualify to claim, your details will be passed, in confidence, to one of our team of solicitors. They work on a no win no fee basis on your behalf – you probably won’t have to go to court, although you will need to attend one additional medical assessment.
Call us now on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or if you have a mobile, dial 0333 500 0993 or text “claim365” to 88010. We look forward to hearing from you!
Date Published: 27th July 2014
Author: David Brown