The legal world can be confusing if you’re unfamiliar with the terminology and jargon, but luckily Accident Advice Helpline is there to translate the jargon and make the claims process for road traffic accident compensation as simple and stress-free as possible.
Busting the jargon: What does search order mean?
If you’re thinking about claiming road accident compensation, you may have started reading up on the claims process and gathering evidence and information. During your research, you’re likely to have come across various legal terms, such as ‘search order’.
A search order used to be known as the Anton Pillar Order and was named after the first case in which it was carried out in 1975. A search order is an order, which enables a property or premises to be searched and relevant evidence seized. Search orders are granted by the High Court.
If you’re having trouble deciphering legal texts or seeing through the mist of jargon, Accident Advice Helpline can help. Our firm has 15 years of experience in dealing with car crash claims and personal injury cases and our highly trained lawyers do all the leg work for you.
The benefits of claiming compensation
There is a belief that in modern society compensation is handed out to anyone and we live in a ‘compensation culture’; however, this is not the case and road traffic accident claims are only approved when an individual has proof that they have been injured or developed an illness through no fault of their own. Compensation is awarded to people who have lost earnings, had property damaged or sustained physical or mental illnesses or injuries as a result of somebody else’s negligent behaviour.
If you’ve been involved in a car crash and you were not to blame, car crash compensation could help to cover lost earnings for time off you’ve taken to recover, medical and rehabilitation costs and provide extra income if you’re unable to carry on working in the future.
If you’ve had a collision on the road in the last 3 years and you have evidence to prove that you were not to blame, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and let our expert personal injury lawyers take all the strain and stress away. Most clients never have to attend court proceedings and most information can be collated via the telephone or the Internet.