There are certain criteria that need to be met in order for accident and injury claims in Braintree to be successful. Of course, each case must be taken on its own merit, and different things will apply depending on the nature of your accident and the causes behind it.
However, generally speaking there are three things that your solicitor will need to take in to account when deciding whether or not they can help you make your claim and secure compensation.
Responsibility for the accident
The first thing that must be considered when deciding whether or not to make any accident and injury claims in Braintree is who was responsible for the accident.
Legally speaking you can only seek compensation from someone if they were to blame. This means if you were responsible for the accident then a claim cannot be made. However, if you were only partly responsible then it may still be possible to seek compensation from a third party (although the amount you are likely to be due will be reduced).
There are various things that need to be taken into account when determining liability, and your solicitor will be able to investigate this and explain everything to you as your claim progresses.
You can only make accident and injury claims in Braintree if you have sustained some form of personal injury. This does not have to be a physical injury (although in most cases it is) as you can also claim for mental and emotional anguish.
Your solicitor will need to prove that you have been injured, and the best way to do this is via your medical records. As a result it is imperative that you obtained medical treatment or advice shortly after your accident. If you did not, then there is little hope for your claim.
When the accident occurred
Your solicitor will have to be mindful of when your accident occurred. Generally speaking claims must be made within three years of the date of the accident, or three years since you became aware of the injury (if these dates are not the same).
There are some situations in which this time limit can be extended, such as in the case of minors. It is therefore always best to seek advice from a professional to make sure you know what situation applies to you.
Find out more about making accident and injury claims in Braintree
To find out more about how Accident Advice Helpline can help you secure the compensation you are entitled to call us today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 6th June 2015
Author: David Brown