Whiplash claims are frustrating for most people. First they are not sure if anyone will believe them. Then they are afraid of dealing with insurance companies who will try to cheat them out of what is due them. The first fear is understandable, but unwarranted. Your doctor can diagnose whiplash from your symptoms, and they may not even include actual pain in your neck.
The second fear is entirely reasonable. Insurance companies all act like they want to be your friend. They will sound all consoling and helpful when you call to make your whiplash claims. However, the next thing you know you are getting a notice that your claim is denied, or just as aggravating, that they are offering you a settlement that would be laughable if it weren’t so painful.
Talk to Your Doctor Immediately After an Accident
You may not be feeling any pain after a collision, but whiplash can show up days later. Of course, even if you did not go to a doctor, or you waived being seen by medics on the scene of an accident, you should seek medical attention immediately if you begin to have headaches, experience pain or stiffness in your neck, have radiating pain down one or both arms or have limited movement in your head, neck or shoulders.
You can still make whiplash claims after road accidents today, and before you do, you should consult with a solicitor. Your solicitor will speak to the insurance company on your behalf, and they know what is fair, and what you should get. Insurance companies know that solicitors aren’t going to back down, or be bullied into thinking they don’t know what is a fair amount. They aren’t likely to even try undercutting a solicitor.
How Your Solicitor Works
Your solicitor will collect the information he or she needs to battle the insurance company, should they baulk at paying a reasonable settlement. You will be asked for quite a bit of information when you first meet with your solicitor, so be prepared to explain the events of the accident, if the other party was fined for the accident, and a lot of personal details.
Don’t be offended by the personal details. In order to get you the most amount of money for your whiplash claims, your solicitor must know how much you make at your job, how much time you missed, how much your medical bills were, what the details of your vehicle were and if it was damaged in the accident. All of this information will help them get you correct compensation from your whiplash claim, as well as judging the proper amount of pain and suffering.
Doctor’s reports can help your solicitor seek damages for future loss of wages too. Don’t be too quick to settle if your injury is expected to last more than a few weeks. Some cases of whiplash can go on for as much as 2 years. That is time you should be compensated for, even if you can begin to return to normal duties during that time.
Call us if you need help with your whiplash claims. We care about you, and are your solicitors not a claim management company who will sell your claim to a solicitor they choose. Our company has brought over £10,000,000 in settlements for whiplash victims. We specialise in whiplash settlements and will even provide you with a courtesy vehicle until yours is repaired or replaced.