Whiplash Injury & Road Traffic Accident Claims

As a driver, passenger, cyclist or pedestrian, if you have suffered an injury on the road or pavement that has not been your fault, you can make a claim for compensation. Most of these claims relate to whiplash compensation.

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Whiplash Claims

As a driver, passenger, cyclist or pedestrian, if you have suffered an injury on the road or pavement that has not been your fault, you can make a claim for compensation. Most road traffic accident claims that solicitors handle relate to whiplash compensation claims. Even if you have been a victim of a “hit and run” or you have been made aware that the party at fault does not have insurance, you can still make a claim. It is most important that you report the accident to the police as soon as possible after the accident however. As a passenger or pillion rider in particular, you are 99.9% guaranteed to win your claim. This is because your claim will be against the other driver or the person who was driving you about. This may mean you will have to sue your partner or friend if they caused or contributed towards the accident! How much compensation for whiplash injury? As whiplash injury compensation solicitors we are always asked the question, “how much compensation for whiplash?”  This is a very fact specific question but we have provided the following links to our pages that set out whiplash compensation payouts guides.  Please click on the following whiplash injury links for further information and guides to making a whiplash claim. For a quick assessment click on our whiplash compensation injury calculator. Compensation for whiplash injury to 6 months Compensation for whiplash injury to 12 months Compensation for whiplash injury to 24 months Compensation for whiplash injury to 36 months How much compensation for whiplash? Whip lash claims Whiplash Injury Claim Form

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Examples of Road Traffic Accident Claims

Here are just a few REAL case examples of claims successfully resolved by R. James Hutcheon Solicitors on behalf of thier clients: The Classic Rear End Shunt Client X was driving his motor car and was about to slow down and stop at approaching traffic lights when another vehicle drove into the back of his vehicle. He sustained whiplash injuries for 6 months and was off work for 3 days. He received an out of court settlement £1950 for his injuries and £300 out of pocket expenses and losses. Solicitors and barrister fees were paid by the insurer on top of the compensation award. Client X therefore received 100% of the compensation. Failure to stop at a Road Junction, motorcyclist injured Client Y, a motorcyclist, was on a main dual carriageway when he noticed a motorist approaching a slip road. He moved into the outside lane but the motorist failed to notice him and collided with his bike knocking him to the ground. He sustained multiple injuries including a broken leg and collar bone. Some metal work was required to fix the broken leg. He recovered within two years from the accident and received an out of court settlement of over £14,000 plus loss of earnings/overtime at £24,000 and other out of pocket expenses.

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Solicitors and barrister fees were paid by the insurer on top of the compensation award. Client Y therefore received 100% of the compensation. Elderly lady hit by a car in the middle of the Road Client Z aged 72, was run over whilst crossing the road. The claim succeeded and an out of court settlement was obtained in the sum of £9,000 for a fractured hip bone and minor cuts and bruises. There was also an award for care by her family of over £2,000 and other claims for aids and appliances etc amounting to over £6000. Solicitors and barrister fees were paid by the insurer on top of the compensation award. Client Z therefore received 100% of the compensation. Man injured by driver without insurance Father of two B was attempting to walk across a road when a car hit him. He sustained multiple but thankfully only minor injuries. He was awarded over £3,000 even though the driver did not have any insurance. Solicitors and barrister fees were paid by the insurer on top of the compensation award. Client B herefore received 100% of the compensation.

Further Reading:

Whiplash injury claims calculator

As specialist road traffic accident solicitors we are often viewed as a “whiplash injury claims calculator.” Why? This is due to over 25 years of experience in dealing with whiplash injury claims.We have dealt with all sorts of whiplash injuries from minor to serious whiplash to fatal. We deal every case sympathetically and ensure that...

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Whiplash Injury claims

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Whip lash claims

Whip lash claimsWhip lash claims more accurately spelt “whiplash” injury compensation claims arises when an occupant in a motor vehicle, for instance, is involved in a road traffic accident.Often it involves another vehicle colliding into the rear of another. The occupant in the front car that has been hit from the rear are “shunted” forwards...

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How much compensation for whiplash?

How much compensation for whiplash?As specialist compensation for whiplash solicitors, we are often asked how much compensation for whiplash injuries.In reality, clients must be aware that every case is individual and will be decided on its own facts of the case which will include the following:The psychological effects of the compensation whiplash injury upon the...

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Whiplash Injury Claims

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Whiplash compensation average payout

Whiplash compensation average payout 2014It is difficult to assess the average whiplash compensation payout as it is dependent upon many factors such as the individual, the force of impact of the vehicles and whether liability for the road traffic accident has been admitted.In a survey from APIL almost 90% people who claimed to have suffered...

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Diagnosed with whiplash injury?

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Whiplash Injury to 6 Months

Whiplash injury compensation £2,700; 6 MonthsHow much compensation for whiplash injury for 6 months? In this case the road traffic accident happened when the Claimant was a front seat passenger in the car.  The vehicle was hit on the side when the Defendant car failed to stop at a junction.Both passenger and driver where injured...

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Whiplash Injury to 12 Months

How much compensation for whiplash?Whiplash injury is valued by personal injury solicitors who specialise in road traffic accidents.  Below are some whiplash injury compensation claims, a ready made whiplash injury calculator of cases where compensation has been assessed by the court or lawyers and solicitors.  Please note that each case has had certain circumstances changed...

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Whiplash Injury to 36 Months

Compensation for whiplash injuryCompensation for whiplash injury where the duration of pain and discomfort of for a period of 36 months or over concerns injuries that are more serious than the average claim.The starting point so consider “how much for a whiplash injury claim”  for most whiplash injury solicitors will be the Judicial College Guidelines...

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How much compensation for whiplash?

As specialist compensation for whiplash solicitors, we are often asked how much compensation for whiplash injuries.In reality, clients must be aware that every case is individual and will be decided on its own facts of the case which will include the following:The psychological effects of the compensation whiplash injury upon the clientThe severity of the...

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Whiplash Injury to 24 Months

Whiplash injury compensation Solicitors.How much compensation for whiplash?Whiplash injury is valued by personal injury solicitors who specialise in road traffic accidents.  Below are some whiplash injury compensation claims, a ready made whiplash injury calculator of cases where compensation has been assessed by the court or lawyers and solicitors.  Please note that each case has had...

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