Whiplash is normally caused from being involved in a vehicle accident. Even a low speed collision can result in your head jolting violently, causing whiplash. It can take several hours or longer to feel the effects of whiplash and can get progressively worse as time goes by.
Shires Law solicitors are specialists in whiplash claims and have many years experience securing maximum compensation for our clients. We operate on a No Win No Fee basis, you will not be out of pocket whether you win or lose.
Whiplash symptoms include:
- Neck pain and stiffness in the neck
- Loss of movement in the neck
- Dizziness and blurred vision
- Difficulty breathing and swallowing
- Muscle spasms
- Pain in the shoulders, arms and back
If your symptom is not mentioned here it does not mean you don’t qualify for compensation, our whiplash claim lawyers can help you to decide whether you have a valid claim.
It is also vital that you get appropriate rehabilitation for your whiplash injuries, a process which Shires Law can support you with to ensure you receive the treatment you need.
HOW MUCH COULD YOU CLAIM?
Claim awards are largely dependent on the circumstance and severity of the injury. As a guide, severe injuries, such as severe whiplash trauma (permanent damage) can be potentially worth £97,500, compensation for less severe whiplash, usually those that will fully heal in a matter of months are generally rewarded within the region of £850 – £5,200.
LENGTH OF CLAIM
The length of a claim is again widely dependent on the situation and the injury, although rest assured that our car accident lawyers will deal with your case in the most time efficient manner. Claims for less severe injuries can typically be resolved within a few months, whereas a more severe injury could potentially take up to a few years.
HOW DO YOU MAKE A CLAIM?
We can help with your claim; our advisors are on hand to talk to you by calling 0800 285 266 or via our Live Chat facility.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP YOUR CLAIM
If you have been involved in a car crash, it is important to get as much information as possible. This will assist your claim and help your insurance company obtain the best outcome at a later date.
Useful information to collect (if possible)
- Time and date
- Contact details of drivers, passengers, witnesses
- Vehicle details (name, make, model, colour, registration number)
- Insurance details of other person
- The weather, light conditions
- The collar number of the attending police officer
- Identify the damage to the vehicles
- Identify any injuries sustained