czwartek, 19 lipca 2007

Starting Points For The Whiplash Injury Claim by Lindsay Nolan

Making a whiplash injury claim is the best thing you can do when suffering from whiplash, which is an injury that sometimes appears after being involved in an accident. There is one condition if you want to have the monetary compensation: you must not be the one who started the accident.

The whiplash injury follows mostly after road accidents. Rear end collisions are usually the type of accident that provokes it. The reason? When a car hits the one in front of it, the driver's head is shaken violently and this damages some of the rings of the neck's bones. Consequently, the whiplash injury sometimes displays dangerous effects, in some cases even permanent disabilities.

Let's study a little the symptoms that this injury has: pain in the shoulder area, pain and stiffness in the neck area, stiff muscles, and usually those symptoms are accompanied by headaches. If this is your case, feeling those symptoms after an auto accident, then you should go and see a specialist immediately. And know that you have three choices if you want to claim your compensation:

In the case that you were just a passenger, the whiplash injury claim will be directed against the guilty driver's insurance company, no matter if it was your driver or the one in the other car that was to blame.

If you did drive one of the cars, your whiplash injury claim will be filed against the driver who made the mistake (against his insurance company actually).

If you were either a driver or a passenger and the accident was caused by a third party in the form of a company, the claim will, of course, be filed against the respective company. This happens when the accident was a result of bad road maintenance or other on-road factors that are part of a company's responsibility.

What you immediately need to do when you return home is to find a whiplash injury claim specialist. It's important if you want to make a successful compensation claim. And gather any evidence you can from the accident scene, because this could prove to be very useful in your endeavors.

Lots of companies out there can provide quality services for these cases, and each one has an abundance of lawyers who are capable of giving you a hand. First you will do a preliminary interview, where you will have to tell everything you know about the accident. This is when you will first congratulate yourself for acquiring pieces of evidence from the accident scene. Because you see, some important details are always forgotten after a few days. But not if you write them down, that is. You will offer your attorney a strong place to start and he will be able to tell you if you have a strong case or not. He won't be able to tell you for sure how much you can get, but he will give you an aproximation. It depends on the seriousness of the injury mainly, but there are also other factors too. So you will have to have patience and determination, but in the end you might have a successful whiplash injury claim.

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