Accident lawyers for whiplash claims
Whiplash is the most common injury sustained in road traffic accidents. It is caused by a sudden and sharp jerk to the head, causing it to move forwards, backwards and sideways too vigorously for the neck’s muscles to cope with. This causes the tendons and ligaments in the neck to stretch and in severe cases tear. Muscles in the neck become swollen shortly afterwards, which can result in an inability to move the neck for several weeks afterwards.
If you have suffered a whiplash injury in a road traffic accident through no fault of your own, then you may be eligible for financial compensation. Accident lawyers will take on your case, providing you meet the following basic eligibility criteria:
Your accident happened no more than three years ago
In the United Kingdom, personal injury claims including road traffic accident claims and whiplash claims become time-barred after three years, preventing you or accident lawyers from bringing them forwards. The three year limitation period starts from either the date of your accident, or the date your injuries first became clear. This is known as your Date of Knowledge or your Date of Limitation, and it is incredibly important you ascertain this.
You are not 100 per cent responsible for the accident
You only have a claim if your level of liability is less than 100 per cent. You can be partially responsible for an accident, but not completely. If you were in no way responsible, then you will have a strong case for compensation.
If you are completely to blame, then unfortunately it will be difficult for accident lawyers to win you compensation, because the other side has no obligation to pay you any. Only if they are in some way liable will they accept to pay you compensation.
What If I was involved and injured in a hit and run?
First of all we would like to offer our condolences, as being involved in a hit and run accident can be incredibly traumatising. The good news for you is that even if the other party has never been traced, you can still make a claim without affecting your own insurance policy. In this instance, you may be able to claim compensation from the Motor Insurers’ Bureau, who will pay-out in the event that you were injured in a hit and run, or by an uninsured driver.
Find out more about making a claim with accident lawyers today
Call our free, no obligation claims helpline today on 0800 157 1437 for sound legal advice from one of our experienced and compassionate claims advisors. You could find out how much compensation you are entitled to claim and get answers to all your claims questions.