Imagine you have been injured in an accident caused by somebody else. Perhaps you were hit by a speeding car as you crossed the road, or maybe you fell from a faulty ladder at work and suffered a serious back injury. You may even have been injured in an accident in a public place – for example you might have slipped on a wet floor in a shop and hurt your ankle. After being injured in an accident, it can be tempting to seek advice from an injury claim forum.
Here you’ll usually find plenty of other people who have been in a similar situation, and they may be able to offer you advice on making a claim for personal injury compensation. But how sure can you be that the advice you’re getting is accurate?
Should you visit an injury claim forum after your accident?
Seeking advice online is all well and good, but it is important to take any advice you receive with a pinch of salt as it may not be 100% accurate. Visiting an injury claim forum can be helpful, but remember that the people there are not personal injury experts, and that nobody will be able to tell you whether or not you are eligible to claim personal injury compensation after your accident, or how much you could receive.
Whilst well-meaning people on forums will try to help you as much as they can, the best way to find out more about making a personal injury claim is to get in touch with a lawyer as soon as possible after your accident. Many people avoid contacting a personal injury specialist for advice as they don’t want to (or can’t afford to) pay expensive legal fees from the start of the process, especially when they are not yet sure whether they want to proceed with a claim.
Contact us today
To find out if you could make a claim for compensation after your accident – however you have been injured – you could get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline at any time. There’s a three-year time limit in place to make a claim, and there are no fee*s to pay when it comes to seeking advice from our team of experts. All advice is offered in confidence and with no obligation to proceed.
What’s more, if you do decide to proceed with a claim, you’ll find our lawyers work on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis. Get in touch with us today by calling our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to find out more.
Date Published: January 25, 2017
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Personal injury claims