Anyone who has had a slip, fall or traffic accident will know that there is no such thing as a ‘typical’ accident. It is quite possible to fall many tens of feet and get up and walk away and yet the next day the same person could slip in the kitchen and break a leg or even worse. This is why it is essential, if you have had an accident through someone else’s fault, to consult an expert to see if you are eligible for one of the thousands of personal injury claims that are successfully lodged each year.
Personal injury claims don’t have to be complex
It might seem that gathering all of the information together, filling in forms and perhaps most importantly, paying for a solicitor’s time is too daunting, especially if your injuries are severe or, even worse, you have been bereaved by an accident and are making personal injury claims on behalf of the deceased. If you call one of the experts on Accident Advice Helpline, you will get sympathetic but practical advice on how to proceed with your case and, if you wish, they will then take the case on for you on a 100% no win no fee* basis. Because most cases can be completed through telephone calls alone, people who are making personal injury claims find the whole process very easy and not anything like as upsetting or stressful as they had imagined it would be.
Get started today
There is a time limit of three years since the incident in which to make personal injury claims. This may seem a lot, but it soon passes and it is recommended that as soon as you realise that you may have a case that you get started straight away. There are exceptions to the three year rule; that the injured party was under eighteen at the time; that there was a mental defect at the time on the part of the injured person; and in certain industrial diseases that can take some time to manifest. A judge can also overturn the time limit, but this is rare. Don’t be tempted to wait until you feel ‘better’. Because it is unlikely that you would be expected to attend court, you could get the whole process going from a hospital bed if need be and when you have begun proceedings you can stop worrying about the future so much, which will certainly help your recovery.
Date Published: September 2, 2013
Author: David Brown