A whiplash injury in Puttenham could mean compensation for you
If you’ve been involved in an accident which you believe was not your fault, it’s almost always a good idea to look into your legal rights. However, making a claim can be a complicated business which is why, if you’ve suffered a whiplash injury in Puttenham, it’s a good idea to find out what making a claim entails.
Life after a whiplash injury in Puttenham
The first thing you need is information. One of the more reliable places you can go is our website at www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk This gives you a wealth of information about the basics of personal injury law and is a great place for you to build up your own levels of knowledge before you get around to speaking to an expert.
Put simply, your case will have to satisfy certain criteria in order to qualify for compensation.
- The accident must not have been your fault
- It must have happened within the last three years
- The injuries must be bad enough to require medical attention
- You must be able to show that it was someone else’s fault
With most of the cases that come through our doors featuring whiplash the turnaround can be quite quick and indeed most insurance firms don’t even contest the case in court. This is because they come to a determination that they believe they are unlikely to win any case. To avoid any further damage, therefore, they will seek to settle out of court.
Even so this does not mean the process will be plain sailing. In most cases that initial settlement offer will be significantly lower than you could have received if you press ahead with a case. That’s because they have a vested interest in reducing the payout as much as possible. They are likely to start with a very low offer.
This is why it’s always so important to seek advice from a law firm. They will be able to tell you whether or not the offer is realistic and if not provide advice about how much you should press for.
If you do end up going to court then a law firm can provide a top notch legal team for your defence. This is what we do at Accident Advice Helpline. We have a team of people who can provide the very best help for anyone who has suffered a whiplash injury in Puttenham.
So if you’re looking for help after a whiplash injury in Puttenham, give our team a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.