How Long Does a Whiplash Claim Take?
Find Out How Long A Whiplash Claim Takes – Expert Whiplash Solicitors
Whiplash is a neck injury caused by a rapid jolt of the head back and forth or side to side. Many whiplash claims arise from being in a car that is rear-ended or hit side-on, but it can also be caused by tripping and slipping.
If your injury is fairly minor, then your claim can be completed within weeks or months.
If your injury is more serious it will take a bit longer as we will need to obtain more medical reports over time, to assess the progress of your recovery and to ensure we obtain the maximum compensation settlement.
We can also fast-track your compensation claim so that you receive your compensation settlement as soon as possible after an accident.
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We are Solicitors that specialise in Whiplash Injury Claims, and we can help you claim compensation for your injuries at no cost to you.
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Unlike some other firms, we ensure that you keep every penny of your compensation. Your legal fees will be paid by the defendant insurance company on the successful conclusion of your case, meaning that 100% of your compensation settlement is yours to keep – that is our guarantee to you.
Length of time for a whiplash claim
The time taken for your claim for compensation to be completed will depend on the severity of your injuries and also whether the person responsible admits liability.
A whiplash injury will often increase in severity at first and can take a long time to improve or stabilise. It is important to ensure we know the full extent of an injury to ensure that the maximum compensation settlement is achieved for you.
If your whiplash injury was caused by a car accident, you are likely to be able to claim compensation from the “at fault” driver’s insurance company. If the injury arose from a fall that was caused by someone else, you should be able to make a claim if the injury was caused by negligence or fault. Examples include tripping over an uneven pavement or slipping on a wet supermarket floor.
If the other party deny they were at fault for the accident this could mean that the claim will take longer. If the police are involved in the incident, it may also be necessary to wait for the outcome of any criminal case against the other driver.
A whiplash claim is often settled before it reaches court. The insurance company will usually offer a sum of money to you and we will consider whether it is enough in the light of your medical evidence and legal advice. We would usually negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf to ensure that the maximum settlement is achieved.
Once your case is settled the compensation cheque is usually sent out rapidly.
Time Limits for Making a Whiplash Claim
It is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible after an accident as there are deadlines for making a claim for compensation. The time limit is usually three years from the date of the incident, or by your 21st birthday if you were under 18 when the accident happened.
By getting the right advice as soon as possible you ensure that you know where you stand and what your options are. We can provide you with free legal advice immediately after an accident and help you. You can then decide whether you wish to proceed with a compensation claim or not. It is worth speaking to us immediately so that you know your legal rights after an accident.
Helping You Through The Whiplash Claim Process
However long your claim takes, we will be by your side throughout. We believe in delivering a friendly, personal service. This means that we’re always available to discuss your case with you and to answer any questions you may have.
We will make sure you understand the process and what will be happening next. We work proactively, always responding promptly to correspondence from the other side and pushing them forward as much as possible to ensure that your claim is dealt with without delay.
We understand that life can feel as though it is on hold while you are going through a personal injury claim and you can be assured that we will do all we can to obtain compensation quickly where possible.
In the event of a more severe injury, we will make sure that the full extent of it is apparent before settling, to ensure that you are fully compensated for all of the loss and injury you have suffered.
Why Choose Us?
Michael McGee wanted to create a law firm that really cared about his clients. Other law firms seem to be distant and impersonal and hard to get hold of. Michael realised that many people were not getting the legal service they deserve and he was determined to do things better than the other solicitors out there.
We specialise in whiplash claims and we really care about our clients. Michael realised that many other solicitors claim to specialise in personal injury law but do not have the focused expertise of a law firm that specialises in the area of whiplash claims.
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This is why we guarantee to provide a better service than other solicitors. We know how much your legal issue can affect you and that is hugely important to us to provide the best possible service.
If you have a whiplash injury then call us today on 028 71 229 343 or Make A Free Online Enquiry so that you can talk to us about your case and we can give you free advice and guidance so that you make the best decision.
We are friendly and approachable and always available. We have been able to help many people who have been involved in work accidents and we would be able to help you if you are in those circumstances.
We offer a free consultation to discuss your claim with you and advise you on the process.
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