Whiplash is one of the most common injuries affecting car accident victims, and can often cause severe discomfort necessitating medical treatment and time away from work.
Sheldon Davidson Solicitors are very experienced in successfully helping both drivers and passengers who have suffered from whiplash through no fault of their own secure the compensation and care they need.
Making a whiplash claim
Our team are committed to ensuring that not only do you receive the whiplash compensation you are due, but also the medical treatment required to try and get your life back to normal as quickly as possible. This will not need to wait until after your case is successful, we make certain that you are looked after from the moment you begin your claim with us.
We will work hard on your behalf to recover compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance company, and will take account of any lost earnings you have incurred through work absence when calculating the amount you should receive.
You may have noticed that whiplash claims have increasingly come under scrutiny in Parliament and the media, due to allegations that some perceived victims are not legitimately injured.
However, we work with medical experts who will be able to verify the full extent of your injuries, so if you are genuinely hurt then you should not hesitate to claim.
When to claim
As with most personal injury claims, if you have whiplash you are advised to speak to a solicitor as soon as possible. You have up to three years to register your claim, but it will greatly benefit your case to provide medical evidence of your condition as soon as possible after the accident.
If a person under the age of 18 is affected, they can make a claim for up to three years after their 18th birthday.
In some cases, the symptoms of whiplash may not become apparent until later. If this happens, you have three years from the date of your diagnosis in which to claim.