South Mimms is a village in Hertfordshire as well as a service station on the M25. Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands lived in South Mimms during the Second World War. You may still be able to see traces of the Norman motte and Bailey Castle that was built at South Mimms, but as the site is on private property you would be trespassing if you tried to find them. If you did sustain a whiplash injury in South Mimms because you were searching for the site of the ancient castle, you would probably not be able to make a personal injury compensation claim as it would have been entirely your fault, and you would have been trespassing.
Have you Had a Whiplash Injury in South Mimms?
However, if you have had a whiplash injury in South Mimms in an accident that you can prove was not your fault, but the fault of another person, then you might be eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim. If you had medical treatment immediately after your accident, you might also be able to make a claim for that whiplash injury in South Mimms as you need to produce medical reports.
How Long Do I Have to Make a Claim?
You usually have three years in which to make a claim for injuries sustained in accidents that happened in the UK that you can prove weren’t your fault. However, not all accidents (and so the injuries resulting from them) have a three year limitation period. For some injuries you must file a claim within months of the accident’s occurrence.
To find out how long you have in which to file your claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline.
How Much Compensation Might I Get?
There’s no one who could tell you with any degree of accuracy just how much compensation you would receive for your injuries as a number of factors have to be calculated. Generally speaking though, the more serious your injuries, the more compensation you would expect to receive.
Apart from being awarded compensation for the pain, distress and suffering caused by your injuries, you can also receive compensation for loss of earnings and loss of amenity, among other things. Loss of amenity is loss of quality of life. For example, if you enjoyed playing tennis before your accident, and can no longer play, you would receive compensation for this loss. For a rough estimate of how much compensation you might be awarded, why not take the 30-Second Test on our main pages?
Accident Advice Helpline
You can call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time of day or night, every day of the year. We can give you information and expert legal advice pertaining to your potential personal injury compensation claim. Call us on one of our freephone numbers now: 0800 689 0500 for landline calls, or 0333 500 0993 for calls from mobiles.