If you have a whiplash injury in South Benfleet, you may be thinking about making a personal injury compensation claim for it. Perhaps you aren’t certain if you can still claim for whiplash and so haven’t started the claims’ process yet. Although the government have clamped down on fraudulent claims for whiplash, you can still claim for a whiplash injury in South Benfleet if yours is a genuine case. You may be asked to have a further medical examination however, which you will probably have to pay for.
Did you get your whiplash injury in a car accident?
If you were involved in a car accident, or one involving another type of motorised vehicle, the police should have been called to the scene. They have a duty to investigate the causes of road traffic accidents when people are injured in them. They will appeal for witnesses and when their investigations are finished, they will write an accident report. This will be needed if you decide to claim for your whiplash injury in South Benfleet.
How long ago was your accident?
Usually if you were involved in an accident in this country, you have three years to file a claim for your injuries. This is not always the case however, as some accidents and injuries carry shorter limitation periods. If you don’t know how long you have left to file your claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. If the limitation period is up, you will not be able to make a claim for your whiplash injury in South Benfleet and so you will lose out financially.
What do I need to prove?
In order to be eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim, you need to be able to prove that you were not to blame for your accident. You also need to prove that another person was to blame for it. You will probably need a personal injury lawyer to help you do this. Call us at Accident Advice Helpline and we can put you in touch with a suitable lawyer who works on a no win, no fee basis.
You also need to prove that you had medical attention as soon as you could after the accident. This can be demonstrated by your medical records.
Accident Advice Helpline
For further information about your potential claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. Use one of our freephone numbers to call at any time. From a landline, the number to ring is 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993. You can also text the message ‘claim 365‘ to 88010 and we will call you. If there is no one available to take your call, please leave a message and we will get back to your as quickly as we can. For expert legal advice, why not call us now?
Date Published: 19th August 2014
Author: David Brown