Mar 10, 2012
Being involved in a car crash can be extremely traumatic and even relatively minor car accidents can cause both physical and psychological injuries. If you are unfortunately involved in an incident on the roads, you may be able to make a car accident claim for any injuries that you have suffered.
We all consider ourselves great drivers. Still, sometimes the driver behind us provokes accidents that could not be avoided even by the most experienced drivers.
In such a case, usually when the vehicle has been hit in the rear, you will end up with a common type of injury which is a whiplash. This is a non-medical term describing a range of injuries to the neck caused by a sudden acceleration of the head that may lead to tearing of muscles, ligaments or other soft-tissues.
Only in the U.K. more than 430,000 people asked for whiplash compensation back in 2010, accounting for 14% of every driver’s premium. Therefore, whiplash is probably the most common injury associated with motor vehicle accidents as it stands out as one of the main injuries covered by the car insurers (75% of the UK’s motor insurance claims).
The amount of whiplash compensation paid by the insurers depends on several factors related to the severity of the accident. Others include facts such as the recovery period, and whether or not there are any permanent residual long term symptoms.
The most common types of personal injury claims are road traffic accidents. As long as you are sure that the accident was not your fault and you can recall sufficient details about it to launch a claim, then you can make an injury claim as soon as you feel you are well enough to do so. If you are unable to make a claim yourself, a partner or a family member can begin the process for you. It is a good idea to start your claim as early as possible because the process can sometimes be a lengthy one but, no matter how long the process takes, we will always ensure that you get every penny of compensation you deserve.
If you have suffered an injury following the car crash through no fault of your own then you can get in touch with a no win no fee solicitor who will try to obtain the maximum amount of compensation on your behalf.
What no win no fee basically means: A conditional fee is any fee for services provided where the fee is only payable if there is a favorable result. In the English legal system is generally referred as no win no fee. Being this a conditional fee agreement between a law firm and a client. The usual form of this agreement is that the solicitor will take a law case on the understanding that if lost, no payment is done. However if the case is won the lawyer will be entitled to his normal fee based on hourly billing, plus a success fee.