How To Claim For Whiplash After A Car Accident
How To Claim Compensation for Whiplash
We are Solicitors that specialise in Whiplash Injury Claims, and we can help you claim compensation for your injuries at no cost to you.
Whiplash is a painful soft tissue injury sustained when your head is moved sharply forwards and backwards or side to side. If you are in a car accident, even a low impact one, you could have whiplash as a result of the car being shunted from behind or hit from the side.
If the accident was not your fault, then you will usually be able to make a claim for compensation for the pain, suffering and loss you have undergone because of the incident. Physical symptoms include back, neck and shoulder pain, headaches and jaw pain, concussion and shock. You may also experience psychological symptoms such as disrupted sleep and anxiety.
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Compensation For Whiplash
You can bring a claim for damages against the driver of the car who caused the accident. Your claim will include compensation for your pain and suffering as well as compensation for loss of earnings and expenses incurred because of your injuries, such as medical and healthcare costs.
At McGee Solicitors we have in-depth experience of acting for clients who have suffered whiplash injuries and who are bringing claims against the insurance companies of the drivers responsible. As a firm we are friendly and approachable and always put our clients’ wellbeing first and foremost in everything we do.
We will take the time to discuss your case with you and explain the steps that we will go through. We make sure we are easily contactable and will always be available throughout your claim to update you as to progress and answer any questions you may have.
“Couldn’t recommend McGee Solicitors enough, they are very friendly and informative. You’ll get 100% honesty and your case will be dealt with efficiently. Day or night they are easily contacted and couldn’t do enough to help. Excellent service, wouldn’t go anywhere else.”
Bringing A Claim For Whiplash Compensation
Following your accident, you should seek legal help as soon as possible so that the necessary evidence can be collected to form the basis of your claim.
If you ask us to act on your behalf, we will carry out the following work on your behalf, keeping you updated throughout:-
(1) Building Your Case
To start with we will go through the details of the incident with you to establish exactly what happened. Once we have the relevant information from you, we will notify the insurance company of the at-fault driver that you are bringing a claim and gather the relevant documentary evidence.
The insurer is required to assess your claim within a short period of time and decide whether or not to admit liability. This can be fairly straightforward in a shunting accident where the driver has admitted that he was at fault.
In the event that liability is denied, then we would gather evidence to show that the other driver was at fault. This could include witness statements and police evidence from the accident. You will need to recount what happened from your memory so it is always better to speak to us as early as possible after an accident while the events are still fresh in your mind.
“They take care of everything. Hassle free, very friendly and super helpful with any question you may have, and always keep you updated on what’s happening.”
(2) Medical Assessments and Rehabilitation
We will arrange for you to have medical assessments so that we are able to provide evidence of the extent of your injuries. The number of assessments will depend on the severity of your injuries. If your pain and suffering are ongoing, then by having several medical examinations we will be able to show that your recovery is taking a substantial period of time. You may need to see specialists in different fields if your injuries have had a wide impact on your health.
You will also be able to attend rehabilitation and physical therapy and make a claim for any costs incurred.
“Michael was absolutely amazing through my time with him, constantly checking on my mental and physical state as well as keeping me updated regularly. I couldn’t recommend a better team to work with in any legal situation. Again, thanks Michael.”
(3) Obtaining Compensation
It is very often the case that a whiplash claim is settled before it reaches court. Once we have provided evidence that the incident was the fault of the other party together with medical evidence of your injuries, the insurance company usually make an offer of compensation to try to settle your case.
We will discuss this with you and give you our advice as to whether it is a sufficient sum and, if not, what more you could expect to receive. We will then enter into negotiations with the insurer’s solicitors to try and obtain and a satisfactory settlement for you.
In the event that your case goes to court, we will be by your side throughout to explain the procedure and help you through the hearing.
(4) Final Settlement
Once we have agreed a settlement with the insurance company or you have been awarded compensation by the court, the cheque will be sent to us.
100% Compensation – At McGee Solicitors we pass on 100% of your compensation to you. If your case has been successful, you can expect your legal costs to be paid by the driver’s insurance company, so it will cost you nothing to claim.
We work tirelessly to provide the care and attention that you need following an accident. Our team are friendly and understanding and will always take the time to ensure that you are kept up to date with progress and that you know what will happen next. We make sure we’re always available to talk to you and answer any questions you may have.
Because we have wide experience of personal injury claims as well as providing excellent client care, we are confident that our service is second to none.
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