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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    What documents and evidence do you need to prove liability?


    If you’ve been injured in an accident which wasn’t your fault, you may be considering getting in touch with a law firm and finding out more about claiming compensation. If you wish to pursue a claim, you’ll need to prove that you were not liable. To do this, you’ll need to provide supporting documents and evidence. If you’re thinking about making a claim, Accident Advice Helpline is here to help to make the process easier.

    What documents and evidence do you need to make a claim?

    If you’re claiming compensation for an accident, you need to be able to show that somebody else was liable. To prove liability, you should provide documents and evidence which back-up your statement. Examples of documents and evidence which may prove useful include:

    • Photographs of the location of the accident
    • Statements provided by witnesses
    • Photographs of your injuries
    • Medical reports
    • Photographs which show the suspected cause of your injury (this may include faulty wiring on an electrical product or a broken paving stone on a public footpath, for example)
    • Written reports from the accident scene and police statements

    In addition, it may be advisable to keep a diary to show how your accident has affected your day-to-day life. The impact of your injuries will be taken into account when deciding whether to approve the claim and when the compensation amount is determined.

    I want to make a claim: what should I do?

    When you have all the relevant documents to hand, contact Accident Advice Helpline. If you have a viable personal injury claim, we can go through the details of your compensation claim with you, and start building your case. Our experienced personal injury lawyers will use the evidence you present to try and prove liability on the part of another individual or company. At this stage, we take over the hard work for you, so you don’t have to worry about anything. We can hold consultations over the telephone, and the majority of our clients don’t have to go to court.

    If you’ve been injured in an accident which wasn’t your fault, call us now to find out more about the claims process and get an idea of how much personal injury compensation you could claim. Our lines are open 24/7 on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.

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    Date Published: March 8, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

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