Whiplash claims being small claims will eliminate justice for Claimants
The government are currently consulting on raising the small claims limit for whiplash claims from £1,000 to £5,000. This would mean that where someone has suffered whiplash they would not be able to use a lawyer as their legal costs would not be paid.
Instead, it is likely that claims management firms would step in (as they have with PI claims) leading to cold call and text messaging and potentially increasing claims – the exact opposite of what it is hoped the rise will achieve.
At Vincents Solicitors we know that whiplash is a real and distressing condition. If you have been involved in a road traffic accident we feel that it is only right that you are compensated if you were injured and it was not your fault. Call our experts today on 0800 310 2000 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for a call back.