How to find out more about claiming compensation for a whiplash injury in Purley
We hear a lot about personal injury law in the press and on TV, but surprisingly this is still a much misunderstood area. Even some of the more common types of injuries can be open to mistakes which is why we created Accident Advice Helpline. We wanted a place where everyone could come for information and support after a serious or relatively minor accident. This article is to help anyone who has been involved in a whiplash injury in Purley to find a way forward.
Deciding on making a claim
Whiplash injuries are some of the most common types of claims. They are typically suffered during a car accident in which your neck receives a severe jolt. Although not as serious as some of the injuries you might suffer, they can still be problematic and if you were not at fault for the accident we think you will deserve some compensation.
The decision of whether to make a claim or not after a whiplash injury in Purley will depend on what the law says. You will be able to claim if you have been injured in an accident which you were not to blame for. The injury must have been bad enough to warrant medical attention and it must have happened within the last three years. Any longer than that and regardless of how good your case you will be automatically disqualified from making a personal injury claim.
Going to court
Let’s assume that we’ve taken a look at your case and we think you have a good chance of winning. Now the task is to make sure you have the best chance of getting the result you deserve. We do this by assembling a top notch legal team with the skills and experience required to help with your specific case. however in most cases the chances are you will not have to go to court.
This is because the other side will normally come back with a settlement offer in order to stop the case going any further. If that happens then you’ll have to decide whether to take the offer or continue with the case.
Claiming for a whiplash injury in Purley
If you do go to court then the decision will come down to the opinion of the court. There is no way to be certain about what they say which is why it’s nice to have the back up of a no-win, no-fee offer.
So if you’re looking for help after a whiplash injury in Purley, give our team a call on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 10th July 2014
Author: David Brown