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Dear all, I'm hoping to get an impartial advice on this matter. Hope u all can help. thanks to the recent heavy snow falls, someone ran into the back of my car 2 days ago at the traffic light. T… Read More
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7y, 6m agoPosted 7 years, 6 months ago
Dear all,

I'm hoping to get an impartial advice on this matter. Hope u all can help.
thanks to the recent heavy snow falls, someone ran into the back of my car 2 days ago at the traffic light.
The car has sustained some damage to the rear as a result, but the day after the incident, I was woken up with lower neck pain. It's not disabling, I mean the pain is manageable after taking some pain killers and I believe it will get better with time.
I mentioned this to my insurer and they advice me that I should speak to their solicitor about personal injury claim.
what do you think, is this a good idea, yes...the pain is there but it's not as if I'm confined to my bed because of it. Should I seek compensation? how much will I be compensated?

thanks

Josh
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7y, 6m agoPosted 7 years, 6 months ago
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#1
Of course these things can progressively take a turn for the worse it is better to be safe than sorry go t o your doctor make sure you have a record of everything in case of later occurrences even if the problem is not that bad at the present time :)
Go for gold make a claim
#2
First and foremost, Seek medical advice, Then see a solicitor etc..

Good luck.
#3
seek medical advice first, see what they say
#4
hi

i had similar accident to you - not caused by snow just ad driver, i had whiplash never claimed for it this was 17yrs ago i have suffered terribly for years with neck & shoulder pain i can't hold a bag on that shoulder cant carry my children etc.. etc.. at the time i thought it was ok a few painkillers did the trick - now i know different - so my advice is defintely go the docs or the accident unit and make a claim - i certainly wish i had

steph
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Comedic yet typical HUKD user and thread.

Sod the doctors - when do the solicitors open? Free cash - w00p!
#6
I would suggest u see a doctor or if he can't see u then go to hospital.

Also phone these guys [url]www.simpleaftercare.co.uk[/url] 0800 334 5664. I've used them when I had an accident and they were very good. Far better than my actual insurance company.Organised a courtesy car solicitors and medical very quick considering that this industry is generally very slow to process things. And oh yeah just say you were referred by me ;) thanks.
#7
This is why insurance prices are so high.
#8
ok, thks for all the replies.
I think I will see the doc in case there is something more sinister, but if all possible, I wouldn't bother claiming for compensation if it's trivial.

sadly, this is not the case with the car repairer, the assessor was adamant that EVERYthing tht has been affected has got to be changed, even down to the what seemed to be an undamaged bolt (one tht secures the spare tyre).(he claimed it may be bent! it cost £8.71 per piece and he could have easily checked if it was bent)

i can only conclude tht insurance premium is high not because of genuine claims by individuals, it is because of the the whole business of insurance, propagated by the insurance companies themselves.
#9
Goonieman
This is why insurance prices are so high.


No it's uninsured drivers and false claims thems are the cause, why pay for insurance when you aint gonna claim on it when an accident occurs and you are injured.
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milewide
No it's uninsured drivers and false claims thems are the cause, why pay for insurance when you aint gonna claim on it when an accident occurs and you are injured.


Wrong

Fraudulent and increasingly expensive personal injury claims contribute to increase premiums

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