Whiplash is one of the most common injuries affecting car accident victims, and can often cause severe discomfort necessitating medical treatment and time away from work.
Bannister Law are very experienced in successfully helping both drivers and passengers who have suffered from whiplash through no fault of their own secure the compensation and care they need.
Making a whiplash claim
Our team are committed to ensuring that not only do you receive the whiplash compensation you are due, but also the medical treatment required to try and get your life back to normal as quickly as possible. This will not need to wait until after your case is successful, we make certain that you are looked after from the moment you begin your claim with us.
We will work hard on your behalf to recover compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance company, and will take account of any lost earnings you have incurred through work absence when calculating the amount you should receive.
We work with medical experts who will be able to verify the full extent of your injuries, so if you are genuinely hurt then you should not hesitate to claim.
When to claim
As with most personal injury claims, if you have whiplash you are advised to speak to a solicitor as soon as possible. The strict time limits below apply to accidents occurring in New South Wales:
• You must report a motor vehicle accident and injuries sustained within 48 hours of the accident occurring.
• You must lodge a claim form with the CTP Insurer within 6 months from the date of accident.
• You must commence Court Proceedings within 3 years from the date of the accident.
Although you have up to six months to register your claim, it will greatly benefit your case to provide medical evidence of your condition as soon as possible after the accident.
Contact Bannister Law
If you believe you are suffering from whiplash and would like to ask about the possibility of making a claim, call Bannister Law on 1300 226 647 or fill out the enquiry form on this page. Our team will happily answer your questions and advise you on what to do next.