Whiplash- this word gets banded around so much that it can sometimes be seen as a bit of a joke. However, this is far from the truth – whiplash can be extremely painful and debilitating and unfortunately often gets worse before it gets better. Whiplash is an injury that can last for a long time and can affect everyday activities such as driving. So how can you ensure that you get the maximum amount of compensation?
Unfortunately, as this injury is very common, there are a lot of traps set to try and get these types of claims rushed through as quickly as possible- mainly to avoid them being on insurance companies books.
There are two main traps: Legal Expenses Insurance (referral fees) and Third Party Capture. Both of these are set by the insurance companies – the former usually your own and the latter the defendants. It is always advisable to seek your own personal injury solicitor directly rather than be trapped by the above. But why?