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5 Tips for Whiplash Injury Claims

21st June 2010
By Lindsay Nolan in Legal
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Whiplash injuries result from jerking the neck or shoulder and these injuries can often cause permanent problems. Since whiplash is considered as a serious injury claimants are allowed to file whiplash injury claims if they require compensation for medical expenses. This article will elaborate on 5 tips that will help you get maximum compensation for whiplash.

# 1- After an accident occurs the first thing the claimant should do is to get his whiplash injury checked by a doctor. This step is very important if you want 100 percent compensation since by getting your injuries checked you will prevent your injuries from getting any worse and you will have proof that you suffered a personal injury due to the accident.

#2 - To file a whiplash injury claim you will need to prove that the accident occurred due to the negligence of the other driver. Negligence of the other driver can be proved if you have proof that the other driver has broken the safety rules of the Highway Code. An instance of this would be if the driver was driving very close to your car instead of keeping a safe distance as per the safety code.

#3 - If you want 100 percent compensation and if you want to be compensated for pain along with suffering then you should hire a personal injury solicitor who can convince the courts that due to the whiplash injury you have gone through severe problems. The selected solicitor should not only have good legal skills but he should also have the power to convince the court.

#4 - It is not recommended to settle whiplash injury claims outside the court unless you have a competent personal injury solicitor who can convince the other party that you require a certain amount of compensation because you have suffered due to the injury. It is always recommended to hire a solicitor even if your claim is being investigated by the court since claimants that are not represented by solicitors are usually not taken very seriously.

#5 - If you are hiring a solicitor to help you out with your claim then you should ensure that the legal professional offers no win no fee services. These services allow claimants to get free legal advice without worrying about paying heavy legal fees. Many solicitors also provide no obligatory services that allow the claimant to ask the lawyers questions before selecting any one. Usually accident settlement companies that offer legal advice offer no obligatory services and no win no fee services. Accident settlement companies also offer online personalized advice and other useful services such as online claim tracking through which the claimant can check the present status of his case through a transaction or claim number.

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