How to Claim for Whiplash

If you are suffering from a whiplash injury that you sustained during a road traffic collision, you might be wondering whether you could make a claim. If you were not responsible for your injuries then the answer to this question is yes: anyone who suffers harm because of another person's negligence is entitled to financial redress for the damages they have wrongfully incurred.

The advantages of making a personal injury claim are well known. Whiplash compensation can often be vital to you and your loved ones, particularly when the injury that you suffer prevents you from working for a while as you recover.

How Do I Make A Whiplash Claim?

To make a whiplash claim, there are certain steps you need to take. Ideally this will begin at the time of the accident, as it is particularly useful when making a claim to have as much evidence as possible.

As with all road traffic accidents, you should take the name and registration number of the other driver(s) involved. And if you can, you should take the name and contact details of any witnesses to the accident who can verify that you were not to blame. You should also try to take photos at the scene and of the damage your vehicle has sustained. This can be done either using a camera or a smart phone. If your accident has already happened and you have not taken these steps, do not worry - you can still make a claim.

The next thing to do is to contact a solicitor who specialises in whiplash claims. You should not waste time in doing so, as claims must be brought within three years of the incident. This may seem like a long time, but it is sensible to act early, or your solicitor may be subject to certain time constraints and pressures that could otherwise have been avoided.

When you contact a solicitor for an initial consultation, you will be asked to explain the details surrounding your accident and the injuries you have subsequently experienced. It is a very good idea to have these injuries checked by a doctor first, as this will ensure that you do not have a more serious complication. It will also help to validate your claim, verifying that you have indeed suffered a neck injury.

After an initial chat, a solicitor will be able to advise you whether or not you are in a position to pursue compensation for whiplash. If so, your solicitor will handle your claim from that moment on, working on your behalf to obtain the financial redress to which you are legally entitled.

Find out more details about the steps of a whiplash claim.

Why Choose 1stClaims For Your No Win No Fee Whiplash Claim?

It can be difficult to know what to look for when searching for a personal injury solicitor. Read our guide for choosing a whiplash solicitor.

1stClaims is an independent company. We use our many years of experience to pick dedicated expert solicitors who have handled thousands of whiplash claims over their legal careers. Using partners in law firms, or experienced solicitors or legal executives, we know that they will take care of you. Often a legal expense insurer selects solicitors for purely commercial reasons for their own benefits, not for yours. Even if your legal expense insurer has recommended a solicitor for you, we can still help you. Why not try speaking to our solicitor before you make a final decision. There is no charge and no obligation, but at least then you will be able to make a choice based on who you feel will look after you and your whiplash claim better.

Here are just some of the reasons why we believe a 1stClaims whiplash claim solicitor is the right choice for your no win no fee claim:

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