You may want to use the services of the solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline, if you have been involved in an accident through no fault of your own and suffered whiplash on a bus.
How much compensation you could get for whiplash on a bus
How much compensation you might get for a whiplash on a bus will depend on how severe you injury is, although there are lots of other factors to be taken into account. You need to to fit the criteria below, in order to make a personal injury compensation claim for a whiplash on a bus:
- You should have been an innocent victim of the accident.
- The injuries you sustained should have needed medical attention.
- The accident should have happened within the last three years.
The different types of accidents that could cause a whiplash injury
The most common way to suffer a whiplash injury is to have a road traffic accident, normally when a car goes into the back of your car with force. However, this is just one of many ways it can happen. Any sudden jolting to your head will damage the soft tissues in your neck and this can cause whiplash.
It can happen through playing contact sports, such as rugby or boxing, by falling because of a paving slab being broken and smacking your head hard has you fall, or if a heavy object falls and knocks on your head.
Who pays your compensation?
It is not usually the person that caused the accident that pays your compensation when you have sustained whiplash on a bus, or any other type of injury. There are insurance policies to cover just about everything these days, and paying compensation to third parties is included in most of them.
The insurance companies do not do this out of the goodness of their hearts; we all pay for it as part of our premiums.
Who helps you make your claim?
In order to make your injury compensation claim, you need to find a well-established, trustworthy, reliable law firm who will put your needs first and negotiate the best possible deal for you. Look at recommendations and find someone with a good reputation, whose staff are friendly and helpful and who use solicitors that are experts in the field of personal injury compensation claims.
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that have been established since they year 2000. We adhere to our four key principles of integrity, reliability, dependability and accountability. We provide our claimants with the highest quality service, and we have an excellent reputation for customer care.
By calling our free helpline on 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, you can speak to our friendly and helpful advisers. Our initial advice is free.
Date Published: 6th May 2014
Author: Louise Thacker