You may need to make a crossbow accident claim if you have been injured by a crossbow. Getting the best legal representation for your claim will increase your chances of a successful claim and the amount of compensation you receive.
Accident Advice Helpline is a top legal firm specialising in making personal injury claims. With our expertise you can feel confident that your claim is in safe hands.
The law states that if you have been injured because of the negligence of others you are entitled to compensation for costs caused by your injuries.
It is likely that your injuries took place at a crossbow shooting range. If the accident took place in a public place it is probable that a criminal offence took place and you should inform the police. A crossbow is an extremely dangerous weapon, so the shooting range should have strict safety guidelines. If these are not followed the shooting range may be considered negligent.
Any crossbows that are hired at the range should be in good working order. If the accident occurs because a faulty crossbow misfires, the shooting range may be considered negligent.
There should be guidelines of where spectators and participants waiting their turn should stand. If these are not followed and you get hit by a bolt again the shooting range may be considered negligent.
It is illegal to sell or hire a crossbow to anyone under the age of eighteen. If the person who shot you was under eighteen the shooting range have failed in their responsibility to keep you safe.
If for these or anyone other reasons a third party can be considered responsible for your injuries you are eligible to make a crossbow accident claim.
The stages in making a successful crossbow accident claim
- Discuss all the details of your accident with one of our trained advisors, who will confirm if you are eligible for compensation. This is also the chance to ask any questions about making a personal injury claim.
- When you are ready to proceed with your crossbow accident claim you will be put in touch with one of our expert solicitors who specialise in your injury type.
- Your solicitor will gather evidence including your medical records and witness statements. You may need to attend one further medical appointment. Consultations with your solicitor will be held by phone or email whenever possible to avoid disruption.
- Your solicitor will negotiate with the third party’s insurers and often a claim will be agreed.
- If the insurers do not agree your lawyer will make your case in court. If you have to appear your solicitor will guide you through the process.
- Upon the case being found in your favour your compensation will be calculated, using the receipts and records of the costs of the accident.
Your crossbow accident claim must be started within three years of your accident. So call Accident Advice Helpline to start the process today.
Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. You can also text ‘claim365’ to 88010 and one of our advisors will call back.
Date Published: July 12, 2015
Author: David Brown