How Long After A Crash Can You Claim Whiplash?

How Long After A Crash Can You Claim Whiplash?How Long After A Crash Can You Claim Whiplash?

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If you were injured in an accident and you are not sure whether it is too late – just call us for free and we can advise you whether there is still time to make a Compensation Claim.

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How Long After A Crash Can You Claim Whiplash?

If you have been injured in a car crash and you have suffered whiplash, you may be wondering how long after a crash can you claim whiplash.

How Long After A Crash Can You Claim Whiplash?The extent of whiplash injuries may not be immediately apparent or you might not have considered bringing a claim straightaway.

While you are always recommended to seek legal advice as soon as possible after an accident, usually you can bring a claim within three years of the date of the accident or in some cases after the date on which you realised that you had been injured.

Why Choose Us?

At McGee Solicitors, we have in-depth experience in bringing successful whiplash claims.  These include claims that are not brought straight after the accident. Our solicitors are friendly and helpful.  We will be happy to speak to you about your accident and answer your questions.

We offer a free initial consultation.  This gives you the opportunity to talk to us about what has happened.

“I used McGee Solicitors recently and I would highly recommend them for their service. They were friendly, approachable and very professional. They put me at ease from the start and made everything straight forward. They were always available when I needed their advice throughout.”

You can ask us about issues such as how much compensation you might be awarded and how to fund your case without risk to yourself.

To discuss your potential whiplash claim with one of our personal injury solicitors, ring us on 028 90 394 131 or fill in our no-obligation Free Enquiry Form.

We guarantee that you will keep 100% of your compensation.

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Claiming Compensation For Whiplash

Whiplash is caused by the sudden jolting of the body so that your head is jarred backwards and then thrown forward. It is often caused by a car accident, in particular being hit from behind by another car while you are stationary. It can also be as a result of a fall or slipping and hitting the ground hard.

If the accident was not your fault, you are likely to be entitled to claim compensation from the insurer of the person at fault, such as the driver or the supermarket, if you slipped on a wet floor.

“Michael & Stephen were extremely thorough with fantastic attention to detail throughout my entire time with them. Michael was so informative and kept me in the know about everything that was going on. He is the best in the business for road traffic accident claims for sure! Thanks again!”

You should make sure that you keep records of what happened and that you go to a hospital for treatment. As well as ensuring that you have property medical attention, this will also mean that you have medical records available to support your claim.

Even if it has been some time since your accident, if you are experiencing pain then you should seek medical advice and support. You should also make sure that you go to all of the appointments that are recommended.

If you ask us to represent you, we will obtain your medical records and contact the other party’s insurer to advise them that we are bringing a claim on your behalf. We will also ask medical experts that we work with in respect of whiplash claims to prepare a medical report on your injuries.

If the other side admits liability, we will negotiate with them to obtain a compensation payment on your behalf. It is usually possible to reach agreement without the need for a court hearing.

If liability is not admitted or we do not believe that they have offered sufficient compensation, we will prepare a strong case for court and instruct an expert in whiplash injuries to represent you.

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How Soon After An Accident Do I Need To Make A Claim?

How Long After A Crash Can You Claim Whiplash?Whilst it is always recommended that you speak to a solicitor as soon after an accident as possible, it might be the case that some time has passed since you were injured. You are still advised to speak to a solicitor as you will usually have up to three years to start the claim and sometimes longer.

If you were not initially aware that you were injured, then the three year period will run from the date on which you did know that you were injured.

If the person who was injured was a child, then they have a period of three years from the date of their 18th birthday to make a claim.

By making a claim as soon as you can, the accident will be fresher in your memory and you will be able to better describe what happened. However, if the accident was some time ago, you are still entitled to be compensated if you suffered whiplash injuries that were not your fault.

How Soon Will My Whiplash Claim Be Settled?

While some claims are relatively minor and can be settled within six months or so, whiplash injuries can be more severe. In some cases and you may be advised to wait to see how well you recover before agreeing on a sum in compensation.

You could find it difficult to move your head, have bad neck pains and/or shoulder pains or have pain that has spread elsewhere, such as into your arms. If you have other injuries as well as whiplash, we will ensure that these are included in your claim.

Our medical experts will prepare a report on your injuries and we can discuss the best course of action with you. Throughout your claim, we will always make sure that we are available to speak to you to talk through the progress of your case and answer all of your questions.

Why Choose McGee Solicitors For Your Whiplash Claim?

How Long After A Crash Can You Claim Whiplash?We have an excellent track record of success in obtaining compensation for clients with whiplash injuries, as well as being known for the high level of service we provide. Our team are approachable and understanding and we genuinely care about the results we obtain.

We know that bringing a legal claim is not always easy.  We always take on the burden of the work to ensure that the process is as stress-free as possible for you. If you have been injured and you believe that you may be entitled to compensation, ring and speak to one of our friendly team who will be happy to answer all of your questions.

We provide the following:

  • Free initial consultation
  • You are guaranteed to keep 100% of your compensation
  • Full protection against legal costs, so no financial risk to you in bringing a claim
  • Friendly and genuine
  • Experts in whiplash claims

Contact Us

If you have suffered a whiplash injury, we can help you make a claim against the party at fault.

For a free initial consultation, call us on 028 90 394 131 or fill in our no-obligation Free Enquiry Form and you will be able to speak to one of our expert whiplash solicitors.


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