Whiplash Claims

Need an Accident Solicitor?

A whiplash injury can be very serious and cause long lasting damage and it is vital that you speak to an Expert Whiplash Claims Solicitor as soon as possible.

At McGee O’Kane Solicitors we are expert Solicitors in Whiplash Claims and we can help you today.

Whiplash Claims Solicitors – Free Enquiry

Free Consultation Available. We provide a Free Consultation so do not worry about Legal Fees.

Talk to an Expert Solicitor today for free. If you have been injured in an accident contact us with the details below.

What is Whiplash?

Whiplash occurs when a person’s neck is whipped backward and then forward very suddenly. This injury is most common following a rear-end car collision but can also be caused by other accident types such as tripping or slipping accidents.

Scientific studies show whiplash injuries can be sustained at low speeds of as little as 5 miles per hour. Although whiplash is seen as a relatively mild condition, it can cause long-term pain and discomfort.

Whiplash results when the soft tissues (the muscles and ligaments)of your neck are extended beyond their typical range of motion. Your symptoms might not be apparent for a while, so it’s important to pay attention to any physical changes for a few days following any accident.

  • How Long does a Whiplash Claim Take? This all depends on the circumstances of your case as each whiplash claim is different. However, in many cases where the injuries sustained are not too severe, we can fast track claims, ensuring that you receive the compensation you are entitled to as quickly as possible.
  • How Much Compensation will I get? This will depend on the nature of your whiplash injury and the effect it has had on your daily life. The average settlement for whiplash injuries varies from case to case. We will obtain Expert Medical Reports which will detail the specifics of your injuries. We will be able to advise you at this point what exactly your case is worth.
  • What Are The Symptoms of Whiplash? Symptoms usually appear within 24 hours following the incident that caused the whiplash. These symptoms may also gradually worsen for several days after the accident and may continue for months after the accident. In some instances, the symptoms may become chronic and the condition can persist for much longer.

If you have sustained a Whiplash Injury you may be feeling the following symptoms:-

  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Back pain
  • General stiffness / soreness
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness

If you have suffered a whiplash injury it is important that you speak to your Doctor as soon as possible for treatment and a full medical assessment of your injuries.

How Can We Help?

  • Free Consultation
  • Expert Accident Solicitors
  • Legal Aid Available
  • Exceptional Service
  • Whiplash Claims Solicitors

We understand the financial implications a whiplash injury may have on our clients. If the symptoms cause you to miss any period of work, we can pursue a ‘Loss of Earnings’ Claim on your behalf to recover any wages that you haven’t been paid as a result of the accident.

Whiplash Claims – More Information

Our Personal Injury Free Consultation – Whiplash Claims

What Does Our Free Consultation Mean? We provide a Free, Confidential, No Obligations, Consultation for anyone with an Accident or Injury Claim. We understand that when you need to speak to a Solicitor it can be stressful and you may be worried about how much it will cost you. You could be worried that as soon as you speak to a Solicitor you will have to pay Legal Fees and you could get a bill. Our Free Consultation means that you can come and talk to us about your case and you will not be charged. We can assess your case and provide initial advice to you. We can also assess whether you qualify for Legal Aid funding for the legal costs of your case.We are friendly and approachable Solicitors and we make it as easy as possible to speak to a Solicitor. We are happy to hear from you and will assist you in any way we can without any cost to you.

Call us now on 028 71 229 343 or use our Free Enquiry Form.

Can I get Legal Aid for my Personal Injury Claim?

The Legal Services Agency Northern Ireland (LSANI) provides funding to help people who qualify to get legal advice and representation.

If you are unsure as to whether or not you qualify for Legal Aid, call us today on 028 71 229 343 and we will be able to advise you of your eligibility.

Legal Aid for a Personal Injury Claim / Accident Claim is called “Civil Legal Aid.” The granting of Civil Legal Aid is determined by the Northern Ireland Legal Services Agency. They will assess your financial eligibility and the merits of your case and decide whether or not you meet the criteria for Legal Aid funding.

The vast majority of Personal Injury Claims are settled without the need for Court Proceedings and do not require Legal Aid funding.

Call us now on 028 71 229 343 to talk to use about Legal Aid for an Accident or Injury Claim.

Will my Case go to Court?

Most personal injury cases are settled without the need for Court Proceedings. In most cases responsibility (or liability) for the accident is accepted by the other party and we are able to negotiate the maximum compensation settlement for our client. There is therefore no need to take the case to Court.

However, if the other party refuse to admit fault (or accept liability) for the accident or do not make a sufficient compensation proposal then will we consider issuing Court Proceedings on your behalf.

How Much Does It Cost? – Whiplash Claims Solicitors

We provide a Free Consultation with an expert to discuss your case. This is a no obligations consultation with our team, in person or over the phone, to discuss your case. This means it costs nothing to talk to the Personal Injury Solicitors Derry at McGee O’Kane.

We begin by sending the Insurance Company or “at fault” party a Letter of Claim advising that you have sustained injury due to their negligence. The accident will then be investigated and they will decide whether the Insurance Company or “at fault” party are willing to take responsibility for the accident that caused your injuries.

If they are prepared to take responsibility for the accident we will obtain medical reports to show the extent of your injuries and then begin negotiations to obtain the maximum compensation amount for you. In this case our legal fees are paid entirely by the Insurance Company so that making a claim costs you nothing.

If they are not prepared to accept responsibility then the next step is to issue proceedings and bring the case to Court. There may be costs involved in bringing the case to Court, such as Court Fees and Barristers Fees. We can apply for Legal Aid on your behalf to cover these costs.

However, the vast majority of cases are settled prior to Court and there are no legal costs due. In those cases it will cost you nothing to claim and you will keep 100% of your Compensation.

Will I Have to Give Evidence in Court?

In some cases people can be scared of going to Court as they are worried that they will have to speak in Court. This happens in a very small percentage of cases. Most cases are settled without having to go to Court at all. If your case does go to Court a huge number of Personal Injury Claims will settle before the Hearing, as the Insurance Company could make an improved compensation proposal or accept liability.

In short, issuing Court Proceedings does not mean that the case will end up in front of a Judge as cases often settle right up to the morning of the Hearing.

Make an enquiry

To make a no obligation enquiry, please call us now on 028 71 229 343, email us on info@mcgeeokanelaw.co.uk or Make An Online Enquiry.

FREE ENQUIRY

Why Choose Us?

  • FREE Consultation Available
  • Approachable & Friendly Solicitors
  • Legal Aid Available

What Our Clients Say:-

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Couldn’t recommend McGee O’Kane Solicitors enough, they are very friendly & informative. You’ll get 100% honesty and your case will be dealt with efficiently no matter day or night they are easily contacted and couldn’t do enough to help. Excellent service wouldn’t go anywhere else.

August 17, 2018

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