From our offices in Cork, Finghín O’Driscoll Solicitors assists clients receive the legal redress they deserve following a whiplash injury.*
Whiplash is a type of personal injury* most commonly caused as a result of a motor accident when a stationary car is hit by another vehicle from behind. On impact, the head and neck are suddenly forced back, then forward causing hyperextension leading to soft tissue damage to the neck. A recent study found 80% of all personal injury claims* are for whiplash claims.*
Our Cork based personal injury whiplash solicitors have helped numerous individuals injured due to whiplash.
Whiplash can also lead to other more severe symptoms such as:
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Lack of sleep
Need a solicitor that concentrates on whiplash claims in Cork? Get in contact with the offices of Finghín O’Driscoll Solicitors today.
021 420 4122
1.Get Medical Help
Consult with a doctor to examine the injuries. A medical report will be required as part of your claim.*
2. Report the Incident
As is the case for all road traffic incidents contact the Gardai if you have been involved in an accident.
3. Talk to Witnesses
Take contact details of any witnesses that saw the incident.
4. Keep accurate and timely records
Take photographs of the scene of the collision and injuries suffered. Maintain up to date records of injury and related expenses.
5. Consult with a personal injury solicitor*
A skilled personal injury solicitor will know how to deal with the paperwork and make the claims process simpler.
While whiplash claims* vary on a case by case basis the Book of Quantum specifies the level of compensation* for whiplash compensations.*
Minor – substantially recovered up to €15,700
Minor – a full recovery expected up to €19,400
Moderate €20,400 to €30,200
Moderately Severe €34,400 to €52,200
Severe and permanent €44,600 to €77,900
If you have suffered Whiplash due to a road traffic accident, get in contact with our Cork based offices today.
021 420 4122