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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    When should I contact a lawyer?


    Have you been hurt in an accident recently? Did it occur at work, or on the roads, or perhaps in another public place such as a shop or in your local town centre? Whatever the answers might be in your case, you may have questions you need some answers to. One of these could be, ‘Should I contact a lawyer?’

    The answer depends on how the accident happened. If you know it was your fault, you have no reason to contact a lawyer. Simply learn from the experience so it doesn’t happen again, and move on. However, if you even suspect a third party caused the accident, however innocently it happened, then it might be worth your while to contact a lawyer.

    How can a personal injury lawyer help?

    It’s one thing to be injured. It’s quite another to be injured because of the actions of a third party. Indeed, there are cases where a third party has neglected to do something, and this has led to someone being hurt in an accident.

    It doesn’t matter where the accident happened either; you must simply have proof of negligence to support any claim for compensation you decide to make. Since you will probably have little to no experience of the situation you now find yourself in, it makes perfect sense to seek advice from someone who deals with situations like these almost daily. That person would be a personal injury lawyer, and they can answer every question that will occur to you when in this situation.

    Should I contact a lawyer today?

    The sooner you get in touch with a personal injury lawyer following an accident, the better. Firstly, you can get answers to all the questions you are likely to have, and get them quickly, too. Secondly, you can find out if you have a chance to get compensation for the injuries you suffered.

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    Accident Advice Helpline has been providing advice to people in situations of a similar nature for many years now. There is a chance one of our personal injury lawyers could help you, so call today on 0800 689 0500 or try 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. When you ask, ‘Should I contact a lawyer?’ the answer will always be yes. With no-obligation advice from our team, it’s easier than ever to see where you stand from a legal viewpoint.

    Date Published: February 7, 2017

    Author: Rob Steen

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