If an injury claim is going to court, it means the other party involved has refused to accept liability for the accident the claim stems from. Very few claims end up in the courts, since the overwhelming majority are settled before that becomes a possibility. For example, there may be ample evidence that one party is responsible for the accident that injured the other party. In this case, there will be no need to go to court because they will usually accept liability at some stage before this moment is reached.
However, you may be among the small number of people for whom court proceedings become a real possibility. The first thing to be aware of is that even when court proceedings are initiated by your solicitor, it can simply mean the other party then speeds things up and admits liability. They may have been dragging their feet and the issuance of court proceedings may spur them into action. Very few cases will ever reach a court hearing.
If your injury claim is going to court, what should you expect?
Firstly, your solicitor will keep you apprised of what is happening and when. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, our personal injury lawyers are aware the mere mention of court makes most people shudder with dread. By explaining the process and what may happen next, you will find it much easier to deal with what is happening.
Even if you end up in the unlikely situation of having to go to court (in the event proceedings get as far as a final hearing, which is unlikely), you will probably find the whole experience is a lot easier than you at first expected. Furthermore, you will realise there is a chance of being awarded a better sum in compensation than the third-party insurer may have offered previously. All cases are different, of course, and your solicitor will advise you on your case.
Call us today
By calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or on a mobile on 0333 500 0993, you can see whether you have a chance to make a straightforward claim. Even if your injury claim is going to court, our personal injury specialists will be able to guide you every step of the way. Don’t worry – you will always be in our expert hands throughout the whole process.
Date Published: January 25, 2017
Author: Rob Steen