No matter how carefully you drive, there is always a risk of being caught in an accident caused by someone else. One of the most common results of a car accident is a whiplash injury, which can affect both drivers and passengers. These injuries range from minor to severe and can have a serious impact on your life.
When you’re injured because of someone else’s mistake, you’re entitled to claim for compensation. Some people who suffer minor whiplash injuries feel like it isn’t worth making a compensation claim, but this is not true. Working with the right solicitors, the process can be very easy and stress-free.
The team at Switalskis has a strong track record in making claims for whiplash. We know that every situation is different, and we’ll tailor our services to meet your individual needs.
Switalskis will start by listening to your situation to make sure that our strategy for your claim meets your needs.
We’ll take a thorough approach to building your case, collecting the evidence we need to prove beyond doubt that the other party was responsible for your injury. We’ll use this as the basis for your claim, in order to secure the maximum amount of compensation for you following your injury.
Choosing the right solicitor is vital when making a personal injury claim. With Switalskis, you’ll have a team that is committed to pursuing your case to the end, and communicating with you at every step of the journey. We’ll take on as much of the responsibility for your claim as possible to give you more time to focus on your recovery.
To start the process of making a whiplash claim, call Switalskis on 0800 138 0458
There are two things that we must prove when we make a claim for whiplash compensation. The first is that you were injured - usually, we’ll use your medical records and evidence from doctors or other professionals to prove this.
The second is that the accident that caused your injury was someone else’s fault. This can be more difficult to prove, but Switalskis will take a thorough approach to building a strong case and demonstrating your right to compensation. We’ll use statements from eyewitnesses to the accident, dashcam or CCTV footage, and other sources of evidence to prove that the other party was liable for the accident.
All of this can be difficult to determine so the best way to find out if you can make a whiplash claim is to speak to the team at Switalskis. We’ll discuss your circumstances, let you know whether we think you’re eligible for whiplash injury compensation, and then advise you on the next steps.
The amount of compensation you could receive for whiplash depends on a number of factors, including the severity of your injury and the financial costs you have experienced as a result.
However, we can explain how the compensation is calculated, which will give you some idea of how much your claim may be worth. Compensation is generally divided into general damages and special damages:
We are thorough and take into account all of the factors listed above when calculating a suitable whiplash claim amount for you. Switalskis’ solicitors will always strive to secure the maximum amount of compensation that you’re entitled to, to support your recovery and prevent you from losing money due to an accident caused by someone else.
A whiplash compensation claim can take anywhere from a few months to a few years to reach its conclusion. This depends on whether the defendant admits their liability, whether the case has to go to court, and how long it takes to negotiate a fair compensation amount. It can also depend on the severity of your injuries. While every claim for whiplash compensation is different, the process is usually essentially the same.
Switalskis’ team prioritises strong communication and we offer our clients regular updates. That way, you’ll always know how much progress we’ve made on your case, what the next steps will be.
At Switalskis, we want to make sure that everyone can make a claim when they are entitled to do so, regardless of their financial situation. Thankfully, there are several ways to fund a claim that allows you to minimise the financial risk you would otherwise face, and make it possible for everyone to claim without worrying about what might happen if they lose.
When you call us, we’ll talk about your situation and go through these options with you to help you decide on the best path forward for your claim.
Personal injury claims come in various shapes and sizes, each with its own set of rules, challenges and considerations. At Switalskis, we've got the expertise to handle a wide range of personal injury claims. Here's a quick rundown of the various types of personal injury claims we can help you with:
Switalskis is the go-to firm for cycle accident claims. A compensation claim may seem daunting, but with help and support from a trusted legal partner, it doesn’t have to be.
Call us today on 0800 1380 458 or contact us through the website to start discussing your claim with a personal injury expert.