If you live in Smethwick in the West Midlands, you might be reading this to find out if you are eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim for a whiplash injury in Smethick. You may be cursing your luck and hoping that you can claim compensation for the pain caused by the whiplash.
There are several ways of getting a whiplash injury in Smethwick, as you can suffer from it if you have a blow to the head, or whenever your head jerks violently in two opposite directions in rapid succession. However, the most common cause of a whiplash injury in Smethwick or elsewhere is a road traffic accident.
What to do after a road traffic accident
If you are driving and have an accident with another vehicle, you should stop and ask if anyone is injured. If they are, then you should call both the police and the ambulance service. Don’t say “Sorry” as this could be construed later as meaning that you caused the accident, and you might not have done.
You should have immediate medical treatment for any injuries sustained as sometimes injuries can be made worse if they are not treated. if you decide to make a personal injury compensation claim, you will need to produce your medical report. This will not only prove that you sought medical attention, but also it will detail the extent of your injuries. This report will be used, if your claim is successful, to determine how much compensation you should receive for your pain, distress and suffering.
Can I make a claim?
If you were not to blame for the accident in which you sustained your injury and can prove this with the help of a solicitor, then you could be eligible to make a claim. You will also have to prove that another person was responsible for the accident.
You normally have three years from the date of an accident that occurred within the British Isles to make a claim. However, in some circumstances, there is a shorter limitation period. You may have much less time in which to file your particular claim. To find out exactly how long is left for you to start the claims process, contact us at Accident Advice Helpline.
Accident Advice Helpline
You can contact us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time of day or night, every day of the year, for information and advice about your potential claim. From a landline call 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile ring 0333 500 0993. Alternatively, send the text message ‘claim 365‘ to 88010 and we will contact you. Why not call now and discover how we may be able to help you?