Most people will want more information on how an accident claim is made if they are thinking about making one themselves. The nature of your injuries could vary from superficial ones to those that never fully heal, and that could change the way you approach life. However, the claim itself will usually progress in the same manner.
How do accident claims work?
Most personal injury claims work like this:
- You let us know about your accident and the injuries you incurred
- We identify the negligent party to determine whether you could make a claim
- We get in touch with the negligent party and try to negotiate a successful settlement with their lawyers
There would typically be one of two outcomes at this point:
- The other party might admit fault. If so, compensation will be agreed and this will be sent to you as quickly as possible. Any fees will be deducted from this before you receive it.
- If the other party doesn’t admit blame, you have the option to try and pursue the third party in court. Even if this is the path taken, it rarely leads to a court appearance. Most cases are settled before this stage is reached.
Is it easy to find out whether you have a chance to claim anything?
Sometimes, it is difficult to tell whether you could make a personal injury claim. However, there are some crucial factors in play in every case that will help you find out what applies in your situation.
For example, your injuries must have been sustained within the past three years. If this time has already elapsed, it will be too late to claim. You must also have sought medical attention for the injuries you suffered. This might mean a visit to your GP for minor injuries, or perhaps a visit to casualty. It doesn’t mean an ambulance needs to have been called to the scene. Seeing a medical professional means there will be an official record of what happened and of your injuries, too.
Finally, there must be negligence involved on the part of someone else. This might be obvious, depending on what occurred when the accident happened. However, not all cases are clear-cut. If you suspect a third party was to blame for your accident, the best bet is to get expert advice from a personal injury lawyer.
Would you like some no-obligation advice?
If so, you are one phone call away from receiving it today. Calling Accident Advice Helpline is easy on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile). You can also find out everything you need to know about how to bring a personal injury claim against a third party who was responsible for your accident. No one wants to be in this situation, but if you already have been hurt, why not find out more today to see if a personal injury claim might be made on your behalf now?
Category: Personal injury claims