You may be feeling apprehensive about making a claim for compensation following your accident, but there are lots of reasons why you should claim now and not leave it for months or even years after the event. We understand you’re feeling fragile, but there is no better time to claim than the present, so call us as soon as you are ready and we promise to be caring and considerate when you do.
Reasons to claim now
1. Fresh memories
It can be easy to think that you’ll never forget the circumstances surrounding your accident, especially if it was a particularly harrowing experience. However, the brain’s natural reaction to shock and distress is to try and phase out parts or all of the memory to bring you some relief from going through it in your mind day after day. The sooner you speak to a professional advisor, the better we will be able to establish those fine details which can make all the difference to your case.
2. Fresh injuries
No doubt you have already seen a doctor or been to the emergency department at the hospital for treatment. However, when you are making a claim for compensation, you often need to see an independent medical professional so they can assess the severity of your injuries for your claim. The quicker you see this person, the more accurately they will be able to assess the damage and the more precisely your solicitor will be able to calculate the value of your claim.
3. Fresh evidence
If your claim turns out to be not as straightforward as we all hoped, then your solicitor may wish to seek out additional evidence in support of your claim. A quick decision to claim now will mean it is easier to contact witnesses, to track down vital information and to visit the scene of the accident to collect evidence than it would be several months or years down the line.
4. Money when you need it
Making a claim for compensation is not about winning some extra pocket money. The money you are awarded is designed to help you cope with your injuries and to cover the costs, expenses and losses you are suffering right now. With compensation money you can:
– Cover your lost income if you are unable to work
– Pay for prescriptions
– Cover the cost of taxis to and from medical appointments
– Pay for help around the house or with childcare
– Fund some adaptations to your home to help you cope
– Pay for friends and family to visit you
– And much more!
5. Securing what is yours by right
If you have been advised that you can make a claim now, then you should go ahead and start the process as soon as possible. Injury law changes on a regular basis, and what you might be entitled to now might not be available to you in six months’ time. If you don’t know yet whether you are eligible to make a claim, you can use our free calculator to find out quickly for yourself, or give us a call with no obligation at all to proceed.
We aim to make the process of claiming as easy and stress free as possible. When you let us help you claim the compensation you deserve there really is no reason not to claim now.
Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.