Common questions when filing for whiplash claims
If you’ve experienced whiplash after a car accident then you could be entitled to compensation based on your circumstances. A whiplash injury can often be extremely painful and have a knock on effect on your physical health in the future. When seeking compensation for a whiplash injury there are many questions and considerations regarding the claims process. Our team of expert solicitors are experienced in dealing with a wide range of personal injury claim cases. Below we look at some common questions and processes that you may experience if you having experienced a whiplash injury in Sunderland. For more information, you can call our team of solicitors today on 0191 565 7395.
As a leading personal injury law firm in the North East, Treanors Solicitors specialise in all cases of accident compensation, personal injury and whiplash injury. If you feel as if you may have a claim, then get in touch with our team today.
How do you go about claiming for whiplash?
If you are suffering from a whiplash injury or neck injury as a result of a car accident that wasn’t your fault, then you may be entitled to compensation. The road traffic accident had to occur in the last 3 years for you to be eligible to claim whiplash. There are different criteria that need to be considered when making a whiplash claim, and these factors may have a bearing on the validity of your claim. This includes the type of whiplash injury you sustained, even if you no longer have a back injury or neck injury as a result of this. Furthermore, the accident needs to not have been your fault. If you are able to meet the above criteria then you are likely to be eligible to make a claim. If you are claiming for whiplash, there is no guarantee that your claim will be successful, as there are multiple factors to consider during the case. In the majority of cases where evidence and witnesses come forward, you can expect a positive outcome for the claimant.
Can whiplash claims be made against uninsured drivers?
Our solicitors have spoken with many clients who were initially unaware that they could make a claim based on the other driver involved being uninsured. In cases where you have been involved in a car accident with an uninsured driver, you may still be able to make a claim. In cases where an uninsured driver is involved, claims can be made against the MIB (Motor Insurers Bureau). Every insurance company in the UK will provide the MIB with a portion of your monthly insurance premium, which is often used for whiplash claims and other road traffic accidents again uninsured drivers. For more information on claiming for whiplash, contact our team of personal injury lawyers today.
Do I have to appear in court when claiming for whiplash?
In nearly all cases relating to whiplash and other small car accidents, it is highly unlikely that the legal proceedings will go as far as court. Going to court can often cost all parties involved a great deal of money, with the outcome not being cost-effective for anyone. The majority of whiplash injury cases are settled between the two parties well before going to court is even considered. In the event that a dispute cannot be settled and the whiplash injury claim makes it to court, the claimant doesn’t always have to attend the hearing. Only a very small percentage of whiplash claims end up in court, and in the case that you want to pursue your whiplash injury claim, you will not have to go to court to do so.
Considering a claim for whiplash injury?
If you are considering to make a claim against a recent whiplash injury, we recommend compiling certain information ready to form a case for claims. If you would like more information on the type of information required to make a whiplash injury claim in Sunderland, you can contact our team of personal injury lawyers on 0191 565 7395. Experienced in dealing with a wide range of personal injury claims, we could help you recover thousands in lost work earnings and medical expenses.